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25 Christmas Ornaments to Make

25 handmade ornaments to make | 25 Christmas ornament tutorials

Are any of you as addicted to Pinterest as I am? It’s impossible to look away from. I have been seeing some absolutely awesome Christmas ornament DIY’s on there, so I decided to get together a list of 25 of my favorites. (my favorites so far. I guarantee there will be more). Just click through to read the tutorial for each.

Music Sphere Christmas Ornament

Music Sphere Ornament - 7layerstudio.typepad.com

cookie cutter ornaments

Cookie Cutter Ornaments - marthastewart.com/

vintage thread spool Christmas ornament

Thread Spool Ornament - bhg.com

Winter Wonderland Christmas Ornament

Winter Wonderland Ornament - spoonful.com

 

ornaments made from vintage necklaces

ornaments made from necklaces - diynetwork.om

scrabble ornaments

scrabble ornaments - christmas.yourway.net

button Christmas tree ornaments

button Christmas tree ornaments - uklassinus.blogspot

pearl wreath ornament

pearl wreath ornament - bhg.com

santa belly ornament

santa belly ornament - craftanyway.blogspot.com

pea pod ornaments

pea pod ornaments - blog.betzwhite.com

decoupaged newsprint ornaments

decoupaged newsprint ornaments - fleamarketstylemag.blogspot.com

chipboard bird ornament

chipboard bird ornament - bhg.com

 

paper medallion ornament

paper medallion ornament - icraftdaily.com

painted winter scene ornament

painted winter scene ornament - bhg.com

wishing spool ornament

wishing spool ornament - spoonful.com

rolled paper ornaments

rolled paper ornaments - paperplateandplane.wordpress.com

photo christmas ornament

photo Christmas ornament - scrappergirl.typepad.com

white swirl ornament

white swirl ornament - bhg.com

 

yarn wreath ornaments

yarn wreath ornaments - christopherandtia.blogspot.com

yarn ball ornaments

yarn ball ornaments - sewwrong.blogspot.com

candy cane ornament

candy cane ornament - parents.com

quilled glitter snowflake ornament

quilled snowflake ornament - bhg.com

lollipop ornaments

lollipop ornaments - brownpaperpackagesep.blogspot.com

paper tree ornaments

paper tree ornaments - itsastampthing-vicki.blogspot.com

And my very very favorite…simply gorgeous:

snow scene ornament

snow scene ornament - http://www.craftberrybush.com

I can barely wait to try making some of these. Which one is your favorite?

 

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  • isaiah43123 August 4, 2012, 6:22 am

    Oooooooh, you have me itching to dust off my supplies and get creative. Thanks for sharing; I found a few favorites.

    • Katt October 22, 2012, 6:14 am

      I’m a fiber artist …. I knit, I crochet, I spin, I weave …. I love fiber!!

      The yarn balls had me laughing so hard, my gut hurt! What a perfect gift for my fiber-fanatic friends! Or even the not-so-fiber-fanatic ones … they’ll surely not forget who gave them *that* ornament!!

      • Anonymous November 19, 2013, 7:43 pm

        I saw them with a little tag that says knit wit and needles throughbthe yarn….could use toothpicks.

      • Anonymous December 22, 2013, 10:12 am

        Very cute!!!!!

      • Bonnie Burkhardt July 19, 2014, 7:21 am

        How about using the new reflective yarn for these?

  • Larissa October 8, 2012, 3:44 pm

    Pinterest has me creating lists and plans for all the decorations I want to make this year, there are at least 20, and I can’t just make one of things, there has to be at 2 minimum. Haven’t worked out where I’m going to find the time to do it all, mind you.

    • ornamentgirl October 8, 2012, 8:13 pm

      I am in the same boat, Larissa. I have a list of things I want to make, but Christmas seems to be speeding toward us way too quickly.

  • Sue October 10, 2012, 5:14 am

    I’ve probably made two dozen different ornaments already because of Pinterest. I have 40 boards and probably 14,000 pins thusfar. I must admit I’m a Pinterest addict. There, I’ve said it. I love Pinterest as it puts the whole Internet at your fingertips. Thanks for posting the lovely ornaments. I think I’ll be making a few of these too. One can never have too many ornaments!

    • ornamentgirl October 10, 2012, 9:28 pm

      Oh wow, Sue…that’s a lot of pins! I’m addicted to the ornament and holiday boards. :)

      And you’re right…you can’t have too many ornaments!

  • Betty October 19, 2012, 10:42 pm

    Love all of these, would love to have book with directions.

  • Anonymous October 28, 2012, 7:23 am

    Thank you for posting this. We lost my father-in-law on August 21st of this year. He always put up a huge beautiful Christmas tree. We inherited his house and the huge tree. In memory of him I will be making your sheet music tree ornaments. He was an highly accomplished pianoist and composser. We have a lot of the sheet music he wrote. I will copy it for this project. This will be a special way he will still be with us this year. Once again thank you for the idea.

    • Ronya November 4, 2012, 12:05 am

      What an amazing way to honor him and to have something extra special this year to remember him by.

      • ornamentgirl November 4, 2012, 9:20 pm

        I agree…that is a beautiful idea. :)

        • Teegan November 24, 2013, 2:02 pm

          OMG, This is such a good website! Definitely recommending it to my friends! This is great for a fiver artist just like me!???? Thanks

  • Linda October 28, 2012, 9:44 am

    I like quite a few of them. Mostly all of them. The one which stood out the most was the wooden thread spool with the Christmas List. I have saved all my spools and was wondering what to do with them, Now I know. Thank you.

    • ornamentgirl November 4, 2012, 9:19 pm

      I really liked that one too, Linda. It’s an awesome way to re-use some of those spools.. :)

  • Merrie October 28, 2012, 12:20 pm

    My mom loved gospel music and I have all her old hymn books. I could not part with them all these years. Now, I know what to do with them. I will make the Sheet Music Christmas Balls with them and give out to all of my family and her friends too. Our family is very small and gets smaller as time goes by. Any suggestions on what to do with the leftover hymns pages. I just could not throw them out and who would want them next?

    • Ronya November 4, 2012, 12:10 am

      You could make some to sell at a boutique or donate them to a church that does a boutique. If you didn’t want to make them all, you could give them the extra pages and directions so that they could make them for their boutique.

      There are also many other craft type things that calls for sheet music. Maybe do a search here on Pinterest or on Google and see what comes up. You could use additional pages in a scrapbook or as background for a card.

      • ornamentgirl November 4, 2012, 9:22 pm

        Definitely, Merrie…I think Ronya’s suggestion to check out Pinterest for music sheet ideas would definitely turn up some good ideas for you.

        And I think the music Christmas ornaments would be a beautiful gift for your family! :)

    • niki goodman November 19, 2013, 5:56 am

      just an idea….if you have an old flat coffee table…give it a lick of paint….paste hymm/music sheets haphazard untill top is completely covered…when totaly dry, put a perspex sheet over the top, or a few coats of yaught varnish to protect it….looks great!

  • Karie {Girl Going Country} November 3, 2012, 11:04 pm

    Oh my – so many beautiful and creative ornaments here!! The rolled paper ornaments look amazing – going to check out that blog right now! But I love just about all of these! Thanks for compiling these together. I’m brand new to your blog and look forward to sticking around for a while and checking things out. :-)

  • Ronya November 4, 2012, 12:13 am

    I love the photo ornament and can’t wait to try it! :O) Thanks for sharing!!

    • ornamentgirl November 4, 2012, 9:18 pm

      You’re welcome, Ronya! I couldn’t resist; there are so many pretty ornaments on Pinterest. :D

  • Shell November 7, 2012, 4:23 am

    I am going to make a set of eachof the music ornaments for our choir director. What fun!

  • Personalized Christmas ornaments November 20, 2012, 5:00 pm

    All 25 Christmas Ornaments are lovely !!!

  • Hayley November 25, 2012, 7:07 am

    This was a really good site! We have Christmas at our place and this site is great for idea on how to decorate the house! Thanks!

  • Tasmin Skye November 29, 2012, 3:11 am

    Oh my goodness! All of these are just precious! the quilled candy cane makes me wish I still had all my quilling stuff! And the button trees are just adorable! I also love the newspaper ones. But they are all perfect! I love them!

  • marian December 12, 2012, 3:31 am

    THIS IS awesome

  • Melinda July 29, 2013, 12:08 pm

    Cannot find the pattern for the pearl wreath ornament. Please help.

    • ornamentgirl July 30, 2013, 6:50 am

      Melinda, it looks like they took it down. I did a search on Google but I couldn’t find it at all. :(

      I don’t know exactly how they made it, but to me it looks like maybe the pearls are all individually connected with really tiny eye pins. And then, the little teardrop dangles could be added on with headpins, connected to the eyepin loops between each pearl link. I hope that helps..

  • Summer Cottrell September 19, 2013, 10:52 am

    Could you make a color guard ornament for me, please I would really like to make an ornament for my guard girls, Thank You.

  • Georgina Andreou October 2, 2013, 4:05 am

    i just love craft making and these are terrific i also make my own handmade cards using all types of materials and i cant wait to get started on these too thank you !! x

  • Paul October 19, 2013, 12:14 am

    I like the all of the music ones but the roll paper ornaments are definitely the coolest! Here is an ornament made from a magnet finished with a grosgrain ribbon loop: http://www.finishlinecorp.com/ties2elastic/grosgrain-ribbon-fancy-ornaments/

  • maggie October 25, 2013, 1:29 am

    Thank you for putting all these great DIY ideas together in one place. Great Blog!!!

  • Dollie November 11, 2013, 3:22 am

    I love love the white spiral also the quilled snowflake.

  • Marie at The Homesteader School November 17, 2013, 8:40 am

    I give each of my grandkids an ornament every year and usually they are multiple variations of one ornament design. I prefer to make them, but sometimes I just can’t find ideas I like that I can make in quantity. Your collection is just my style–crafty and homespun! I think I will use the music sphere/decoupage newsprint ideas but use patterned scrapbooking paper to fit each child’s interests. So glad I found your site!

  • Rosa Lewis November 19, 2013, 6:45 pm

    Oooh… I love the pea pods and yarn wreaths!

    I’m thinking of making some pea pod bunting: http://emmaleith.co.uk/colourful-needle-felt-bunting-in-10-steps

  • Anonymous November 24, 2013, 10:25 pm

    Hey ornament girl! Can you do me a favor and give me the steps to make the snow scene ornament ? please… i tried searching it and I found no results.

    • ornamentgirl December 1, 2013, 9:22 pm

      I’m sorry to say that I didn’t make that one myself, but if you click the picture, it will take you to the person who DID make it. She doesn’t give step by step directions, but she does give a general explanation. The tree looks like one of those little trees you can get for a Christmas village scene. She describes in her post that she used a little tacky spray glue and rolled the tree in sugar to give it the “snowy” look. I’m not sure I’d use sugar (even though it looks awesome!), because I live in Florida, and I NEVER want to put out any bait for the neighborhood ants. But, a fine fake snow would give it the same effect if you didn’t want to use sugar.

  • Amanda ~ MommiesFirst November 29, 2013, 7:32 pm

    Wow! There are some really lovely ornaments here! Thank you for this great post.

  • Olivia December 4, 2013, 6:10 am

    Wow, Those are great ideas! Thank you! I will use a couple of these! Thanks again…
    ~OLIVIA~

  • Anonymous December 4, 2013, 7:34 am

    I’m looking for an inexpensive, yet pretty Butterfly ornament. I need to make/buy about 60-70 of them, but have several people to help. Any ideas?
    Thank you!! ~Sarah

    • Kilia December 11, 2013, 11:02 pm

      I bet quilling could work, if you make it assembly-line style and have a lot of patience.
      You could paint butterflies onto plain ornaments.
      The paper medallion could be tweaked to a butterfly by using a snowman-shaped base and using colorful coils on each side.
      You could do origami butterflies (I’m search there’s a video on how to make those, somewhere).
      You could make them out of paper in a pop-up-card style.
      You could mix and match bodies and wings from the following lists:
      Body: clothes pin, peanut, pipe cleaner, foam, salt dough/playdough, paper bead, paper roll
      Wings: tissue paper, wrapping paper, cardboard/cardstock, stainglass (on clear plastic sheets with colored glue/markers), cloth on cardstock base, playing cards (the back of each card is pretty and if you have 2 decks you can match wings)
      Antenna: wire/wire with beads, pipe cleaner, paper coil, ribbon
      Add: Paint details, glitter, beads, sequins, dangly-pieces to any of the above

      Hope this helps!

  • Linda Cortez December 5, 2013, 1:33 am

    Thank you so much. These are adorable. Can not wait to make some of the music themed ones for my grandsons. Merry Christmas to you.

  • Krissy December 17, 2013, 6:09 am

    Love this! Pinned on my Christmas board =)

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