8 DIY Christmas Ornaments We Love
We totally think an over-the-top $50 glittery, feathery, glass ornament from Saks Fifth Avenue is a worthy investment—hey, it's Christmastime! But that said, some of our favorites are the ones we've handcrafted over the years—and as children. To get you in the DIY spirit this season, we've rounded up a few of our favorite Christmas ornament projects. Scroll on below.
Blogger Alice W. from Thoughts from Alice crafted these handmade twig arrow ornaments using several thin twigs, small feathers, wooden beads, hemp twine, and jute upholstery webbing. We love the rustic, bohemian look they have, and we imagine it would be easy to swap in other odds and ends you have around the house to make these.
The Casual Craftlete dreamed up these miniature felt ball wreaths, which can be use as ornaments, gifts, or decorations for elsewhere around the house. They’re as easy as they look to make—all you need is a bundle of felt balls, embroidery floss, a needle, scissors, and ribbon.
Melding the airplane craze with glamorous mercury glass and a touch of wintry snow, these mercury glass airplane ornaments hit all the trend bases. Better yet, they’re easy to create, and will add a bit more greenery to your tree!
All you need is brightly colored yarn, wooden beads, scissors, a needle, and a small piece of cardboard to create these eye-catching neon beaded tassel ornaments. You can make dozens in an afternoon, and they’ll be the talk of the tree.
A more understated version of the neon beaded ornaments, these wooden tassel ornaments are made with embroidery thread and a single wooden bead. Paint them with whatever design you fancy!
We were so impressed when we discovered this 3D diamond ornament from A Beautiful Mess. It looks complicated, but really all it requires is having a little patience and carefully cutting paper and balsa wood veneer. Such a cool ornament for a modern tree!
Scandinavian paper bulb ornament bulbs were reinvented in leather and metal by Delia Creates. We love the masculine, fashion-inspired vibe of this ornament—such beautiful craftsmanship!
This one’s a classic, but we’ll never stop loving glittery pinecone ornaments. They’re fun and easy to make and require practically no tools (great for kids!). Plus, every holiday home could use a touch more glitter.
Which ornament is your favorite? Share below.