Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Adding shiny store bought ornaments to your Christmas tree makes it look great. However, some of the most cherished ornaments you will have are the ones you and you family make. This is a guide about homemade Christmas ornaments.

Homemade Christmas Ornaments
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Fun little dog ornaments, a cute gift for the dog lover and fun to do a "litter" for fund raising. I picked up different colors of garland at thrift stores and garage sales so there were a variety of colors. I even made a few girlie pooches with pink ornaments!

An ornament of a Christmas Dog


  • satin ornament
  • red felt
  • white and black pom poms
  • plastic doll eyes
  • ribbon
  • garland
  • hot glue gun


  1. Cut out ears and attach pompons. Also cut out tongue.
  2. Then in this order, hot glue to the ornament:

    • ears
    • topknot pompoms
    • eyes
    • white and black nose pompoms and tongue
    • garland
    • ribbon on topknot
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White ice skate ornamant.White felt figure skate tree ornament. White ice skate ornamant.

Approximate Time: Half an hour


  • scraps of white felt
  • 2 paper clips 2 inches long
  • embroidery thread for laces
  • needle with large eye
  • fabric glue


  1. Cut out two pieces of felt in a boot shape as shown.

  2. For each skate, slip the felt through the paper clip and glue along the side edges to secure.

  3. Using all six strands of embroidery thread, use an overcast stitch to make the laces, leaving enough thread to tie in a bow so that you can hang it on your tree.

By preserverpreserver from Manitoba

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Everytime I drank one of the Dannon Drinkable yogurts this year I thought the bottles were shaped like little snowmen.

So, I saved them along with various plastic caps from milk and creamers that I glued on top and just added little magic marker eyes and buttons and tied on various ribbons and other scrap materials I had in my wrapping or fabric box and. I made little snowmen ornaments from the recycle bin. It's frosty and his friends.

Easy enough to be made by children too!

Great for around the house, under the tree or on the tree with a hook or string!

You may roll up cash and insert it inside as a money gift wrap, as well, if you don't glue the hats on.

I like them simple, but you can get as detailed as you'd like and could even personalize them like family members (with their names at the bottom, etc. and add them to as place cards at your table.

Ho ho ho- let the holldays begin!

Finished snowmen.
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    Create glittering holiday ornament to dress up your tree. Add bow and holly leaves for finishing touches.

    Glitter ornament.

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    These darling angels will make your Christmas tree very special. With only a few craft items you can make some wonderful ornaments for your tree or some very special package trims.

    completed ornament

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    I'm looking for a plastic canvas pattern for small ornaments in shape of slippers; one looks like a reindeer, the other a panda bear. Found them in a second hand store.

    Twila from Alexandria, VA

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    Panda came out best. Difficult to scan as they are 3-D. I will probably have to make a template and do some counting! Won't be difficult.

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    These beautiful ornaments would make a lovely addition to any holiday tree. You can make them to keep or give away. You have to make them in stages, over the course of a few days only because the paint is on the inside and needs time to dry completely.

    Glass ornaments with paint on the inside.

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    Every few years, I teach another young crafter how to make these ornaments. My niece still has the ones we made together more than 30 years ago!

    Finished ornament.

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    Start now and make ornaments for your tree. A lovely way to use up your empty thread spools! Works equally well with plastic or wooden spools, big or small. Great to use as package decorations or to give as gifts to friends/co-workers!

    Ornament with snowflake motif paper.

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    Shower curtain rings decorated as Christmas ornaments.An old curtain ring made into a Christmas decor. First I washed them then let them dry (alternatively painted them) then sketch a design on it with glue and sprinkled with glittering dusts. Attach a ribbon formed in bowtie and glue with a pearl or button (alternatively twined with tube cleaner). Tie a silver, gold, a crochet thread so it is easy to hang on the Christmas tree or in windows.

    By Lourna from Ronneby, Sweden

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    • 1 cup cinnamon
    • 1 Tbsp. ground cloves
    • 1 Tbsp. nutmeg
    • 1 Tbsp. allspice
    • 1 Tbsp. ginger
    • 3/4 cup applesauce


      In medium bowl, combine cinnamon, cloves, allspice, ginger, and nutmeg. Add applesauce; stir to combine.

    1. Work mixture with hands two to three minutes or until dough is smooth and ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
    2. Roll out dough into 1/4 inch thickness.
    3. Cut dough with cookie cutters. Using straw or pencil, make small hole in top of ornaments.
    4. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 150 degrees F for 1 hour.
    5. Remove from the cookie sheet and bake on the oven racks for another 1 1/2 hours.

    Use to decorate gifts, hang on tree, etc.

    By Robin from Washington, IA

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    This charming, round Christmas ornament is fun and easy to make yourself. It comes out as a fancy golden rose ball with a traditional bow.

    Gold Rose Ornament

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    Christmas ornaments I am making for Christmas to put on the tree. Made with plastic canvas.

    By Carolyn from E Northport, NY

    Plastic canvas ornaments.

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    I want to make some Christmas ornaments. Does anyone have any good, thrifty ideas?


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    I'm from TX. We Texans are so full of state pride, we are bustin' with it! I found a TX shaped cookie cutter and I have a bunch of polymer clay. I went to Hobby Lobby tho, and found some red and blue with sparkles in it.

    So I rolled out this clay and cut out TX. shapes. At the top, in the panhandle, I took a plastic straw and punched out holes for white ribbon, and then baked the clay. After all of them are done and strung, I bought silver and gold paint pens and I plan to write a Christmas greeting on them and give them as gifts. Having a blast with it!

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    Does anyone have anything to share on plastic canvas Christmas ornaments that I can do to make?

    By Stacey H from PA

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    This might give you a place to start! I hope this helps. Sandi

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    Here's an easy craft for Christmas. Simply thread buttons on a thin ribbon, alternating Scrabble tiles to spell out any greeting or holiday phrase you like. Make a loop at the top to hang.

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    I was making ornaments out of air-dry clay, and putting the date on them with markers, when I had an idea I thought I would try.

    I took the ornament and pressed it onto an old Christmas Card that had glitter embellishments on it. To my delight, the clay did pick up the glitter from the card after I pressed it on there several times, it even picked up the shape of the snowflake.

    I am letting it air dry now, and it will be a beautiful decoration for our tree!

    The kind if clay I am using is Air-Dry Clay by Crayola. I bought a 2.5 lb tub about two years ago and there is still well over 3/4 left. This stuff lasts a very long time.

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      This is a guide about tree trunk ornaments. An inexpensive way to make unique decorations for your Christmas tree is with slices of a tree trunk.

      three ornaments

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      Here is a Christmas Eve craft for my grandchildren to do while the adults are have appetizers and cocktails. Homemade Christmas ornaments for Nana's Christmas Tree.

      bulbs with hangers

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      Personalized photo ornament for the perfect gift at Christmas time.

      Plastic Lid Photo Ornament

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      Make stars to hang on Christmas trees, easily, recycling simple household items like blank papers and used gift-wraps.

      Stars hanging in a tree.

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      These are so easy to make and look so elegant. All you do is remove the lid from each ball ornament and fill each ornament about 1/2 way to 1/3 way with the artificial snow.

      Snow filled glass ornaments with snowflake stickers.

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      finished ornamentCombine a computer printout of a wreath and the youngsters and you will make a family keepsake in no time.

      Print out a 3-4 inch wreath from your computer, let the children color them with crayons or markers and put each family member's name in the center. Leaving the center of the wreath in, let the children cut the wreath out.

      Punch a hole for hanging in the top, string with yarn and you have family keepsakes while entertaining the kids. The family members could take their wreath home with them as favors. Make sure the kids sign and date the back of each wreath.

      You could print out angels, stockings, or what ever shape they want. We did stockings, wreaths, and doves this year.

      By Ann from Loup City, NE

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      Looking to trade Cracker Box ornament kit instructions. I need "Very Berry" and "Baubles, Bangles and Beads". I have other rare and retired instructions to trade.

      Leighton from Orlando, FL

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      Happy to trade Cracker Box instructions. I have about 100, some "Golden Oldies". No $ just exchange.

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      When I was a kid, I always wanted a themed Christmas tree like you see in stores or in the movies. We had the kind of tree with mismatched ornaments that had been handed down or picked up secondhand. No one can really afford to have all their ornaments match, right?

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