Making simple farmhouse cottage inspired DIY Christmas ornaments is a fun and easy way to bring a unique look to your tree, decoration, and packages.
I’ve mentioned before that I love creating simple DIY Christmas ornaments each year to add to our holiday decorations. When our kids were at home, we had a Friday-after-Thanksgiving tradition of crafting for Christmas. It was usually ornaments and we’d often add in stamping tags and wrapping paper, too. Sometimes we’d invite others to join us, which was always fun.
My daughter still likes to craft with me sometimes, but if she can’t I make it a priority to fit some ornament making in where ever I can because I always want to have some easy ornaments to add to our collection. Our homemade ornaments, though perfectly imperfect, are my favorite ornaments always. Each year as I pull out the decorations I’m reminded one by one of sweet memories of crafting around our table.
To give us all more ideas for easy and simple DIY Christmas ornaments, I’ve rounded up some of my past projects and lots of great options from some fabulous bloggers – all with a farmhouse cottage theme. But really, these ornaments fit into any decorating theme, because Christmas! I hope you are inspired to make your own ornaments, or if you already do, that you find a new handmade ornament to add to your collection.
DIY Christmas Ornaments
Use simple clear glass or plastic balls, fill them with seasonal punched book pages (stars, snowflakes, trees, etc.) and tie with jute twine for easy book page punch ornaments the whole family can make.
They look complicated, but it’s just a matter of cutting and gluing old music sheets to with the provided templates to create stunning 3-D paper ornaments for your tree or as wreath or window decorations.
Glitter and cork are combined to make fun ornaments that look as good on a tree as they do adorning packages with this step-by-step tutorial.
Here’s a cute snowy take on the wood slice ornament at What Meegan Makes – and personalized with a monogram, too.
Rustic Twig Christmas Ornaments from The DIY Dreamer are a simple way to decorate with nature.
Get all the steps to make a unique beaded paper origami Christmas tree ornament at It All Started With Paint.
Love this easy rustic clay ornament tutorial on Making It In The Mountains– I’ve always wanted to make these!
Perfectly rustic reindeer wooden ornaments with printable images found at Town and Country Living.
Adorable personalized reindeer ball ornament tutorial at The Country Chic Cottage.
Upcycle sweaters with these sweet ornaments from Pillar Box Blue.
Lehman Lane’s DIY embroidery hoop ornaments are so cute and easy to coordinate with your decor.
Make a keepsake ornament with different confetti and sequins in a clear glass ball at Time with Thea.
Turn your photos into ornaments with this tutorial for mod podge Christmas ornaments from Our Southern Home.
Copy the Christmas story from the Bible and make sweet ornaments with a bit of glitter and glue at Lovely Etc.
Use homespun fabric – or other vintage fabric – to make DIY rustic fabric Christmas ornaments that coordinate with your decor at The Johnsons Plus Dog.
This article is part of the 8 Weeks of Christmas Ideas series where you’ll find resources for cooking, gift ideas, time savers, recipes, traditions & more all November and December through the 24th.
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