24 Amazing DIY Christmas Ornaments

by Alli

The grandkids and I always enjoy making a few DIY Christmas Ornaments. There are so many beautiful Christmas ornament ideas. It’s time to get your DIY on! Are you ready?

Christmas is definitely my favorite holiday of the year. For me, it’s not about receiving gifts (even though I get some pretty good stuff every year).

Christmas is such an exciting time of the year. It’s all about giving to others, spending time making memories, and celebrating traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation.


Of course, for me, the most important aspect of celebrating Christmas is honoring the time that’s been set aside to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

I use the excuse of being a blogger and having tons of holiday posts due to get my Christmas decorations up early. Truthfully, I LOVE getting my tree up in early November. It doesn’t bother me at all to have the tree up on Thanksgiving Day. The grandkids love it and it adds a little sparkle to my decor.

It’s never too early to begin crafting DIY Christmas ornaments, so I’ve got a roundup of the very best. Pick out your favorites and get busy. I wish I could make them all!

24 DIY Christmas Ornaments

I love all of these ornaments. From the night light bulb ornament to the cupcake liner ornament, you will find the perfect DIY for you and your family. 

Can you believe this cute Christmas tree is made from cupcake liners?

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25 Amazing DIY Christmas Ornaments

These DIY Christmas Ornaments are beautiful and easy to make.

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Originally published November 2016 – Updated, November 2020


Tasheena @ SimplyTasheena.com November 28, 2016 - 7:54 am

So many great holiday ornament ideas. I love the idea of turning the coffee creamer container into snowmen.

Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom November 28, 2016 - 8:32 am

Love this! Friends and I used to do ornament exchanges for our gifts to each other. But, we’d have to make them instead of buying. We’d all buy different things to make the ornaments and then take turns hosting ornament making parties. So, we’d make them in front of each other, but never knew which one would go to us 🙂

Shirley Wood November 28, 2016 - 9:23 am

In my dreams I’m in my craft room just having so much fun. I get a little carried away with my list of ornaments and decor I’d like to make. Those cup cake liner trees are so cute! I may plan to do that one with my grandchildren soon.

zan November 28, 2016 - 9:54 am

I’ve been trying to decide on some crafts to do and I’m loving this list. That light bulb!! Some folks are just so creative. How about that simply pour paint ornament for the kids? Love it. Thanks for a great list and for all the wonderful ideas and these are some new blogs I haven’t discovered.

lisa November 28, 2016 - 12:07 pm

This is such a great idea! I love the thought of diy ornaments every day. I’ll have to make some of these!

Sarah Bailey November 28, 2016 - 3:49 pm

What some amazing ornament ideas, I am loving the glittered light bulbs they are really cool 🙂

Silvia November 28, 2016 - 9:34 pm

So cute! I’ll have to try to make some of my own! I’ve never thought of DIY ornaments but it seems like a lot of fun!


Rebecca M. November 28, 2016 - 9:56 pm

I love the idea of making DIY Christmas ornaments!! Our seven year old would love making some of these ornaments to help decorate our tree this year 🙂

Teresa November 28, 2016 - 10:41 pm

I’m ot creative enough to come up with my own “creation”, but I sure love to copy everyone’s great ideas!! I love those light bulbs! My daughters would totally dig this activity!

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai November 28, 2016 - 10:43 pm

Such cute ornament ideas! I had to laugh with those Harry Potter ornaments — we are huge fans! These are awesome. I love Christmas too, and the traditions that go with it.

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RaNesha November 29, 2016 - 12:43 am

I am really bad at crafts, but I would love to try to make my own ornaments

Anosa November 29, 2016 - 12:43 am

These are all awesome ideas, now I just need to get a tree and start the DIY ornaments

Polarbelle November 29, 2016 - 12:50 am

There’s a ton of fun things here to do. I looked at everyone of them…now i’m wondering where to find someone who will do them with mel

Rebecca Swenor November 29, 2016 - 7:39 am

These are all awesome DIY Christmas ornaments. I love the idea of making the Christmas ornaments. The Night Light Bulb ornaments are really cool along with the cupcake holder Christmas tree ornaments. I will have to make a few of these for sure. Thanks for sharing the ideas.

ricci November 29, 2016 - 10:30 am

These ornaments are adorable!! I wish I was feeling crafty!!

Kita Bryant November 29, 2016 - 1:28 pm

I am actually excited about a few of these. Some of these are easy and adorable!

Bonnie G November 29, 2016 - 9:10 pm

Oh my gosh, these are so cute! I’ve made ornaments a couple of times but would love to make some of these.

Christina Aliperti November 30, 2016 - 10:29 pm

These are so adorable! I love the cupcake liner Christmas trees, what a great idea.

Garf December 3, 2016 - 6:35 pm

My tree and other Christmas decor are finally up. They are helping me a bit from my bout with homesickness.

Kevin Braden December 12, 2016 - 1:48 am

In the first look, you will notice the ornament is too expensive but the true DIY only and you can use the item that you do not need any more as requirement to make DIY’s decorations.


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