58 Outstanding DIY Ornaments

By Kristina Grosspietsch | Updated Jan 29, 2016 12:35 PM

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Move over, pumpkin spice latte—it’s peppermint mocha time. December is here, and even if you spent the last few months protesting (“I swear it seems like yesterday was July!”), you’ve gotta admit the signs are everywhere. Twinkling lights on every street, red-nosed reindeers greeting you at every doorway, and coworkers no longer being secretive about their Christmas music listening. Yup, there’s no use ignoring it: It’s time for the holidays!

Related: 26 Insanely Easy-to-Make Holiday Ornaments

To get on board with the festivities, we’ve gathered together our favorite DIY ornaments to add to your decorations this year, because without ornaments… your Tannenbaum is just a pine tree.


1. Vintage Inspired Bell Jar

DIY Vintage Inspired Bell Jar Ornaments

Photo: mysocalledcraftylife.com


2. Knit

DIY Knit Ornaments

Photo: sparkelz-creatief.blogspot.nl


3. Paper

DIY Paper Ornaments

Photo: scrapbooksetc.com


4. Twig

DIY Twig Ornaments

Photo: michelemademe.com

5. Glitter Filled

DIY Glitter Filled Ornaments

Photo: greenhornedunicorn.com


6. Macadamia Nut

DIY Macadamia Nut Ornaments

Photo: garotaprendada.com


7. Legos

Lego Ornament

Photo: geeksugar.com

Or perhaps you’d prefer the Millenium Falcon?

Lego Star Wars Ornament

Photo: geeksugar.com

Related: 10 Holiday Ornaments to DIY with Everyday Stuff

8. Glitter Animals

DIY Glitter Animals Ornaments

Photo: curbly.com


9. Pom Pom Santa

DIY Santa Ornament

Photo: justcraftyenough.com


10. Ombre

DIY Ombre Ornaments

Photo: ambrosiagirl.com


11. Reindeer

DIY Reindeer Ornament

Photo: scissorsandspoons.com


12. Snowflake

DIY Snowflake Ornaments

Photo: purlbee.com


13. Chalkboard

DIY Chalkboard Ornaments

Photo: etsy.com


14. German Star

DIY German Star Ornaments

Photo: marthastewart.com


15. Scrabble

DIY Scrabble Ornaments

Photo: mysweetsavannah.blogspot.com


16. Golden Snitch

DIY Snitch Ornament

Photo: tinyapartmentcrafts.blogspot.com


17. Gumdrop

DIY Gumdrop Ornaments

Photo: myblessedlife.net


18. Filled with Popcorn

DIY Popcorn Ornaments

Photo: theornamentgirl.com


19. Salt Dough

DIY Salt Dough Ornaments

Photo: scissorsandspoons.com

DIY Salt Dough Ornaments

Photo: abigailmooney.squarespace.com

DIY Salt Dough Ornaments

Photo: katyelliott.com


20. Instagram

DIY Instagram Ornament

Photo: etsy.com


21. Cinnamon Scented

DIY Cinnamon Ornaments

Photo: dandelionsonthewall.com


22. Mod Podge

DIY Modge Podge Ornaments

Photo: modgepodgerocks.com


23. Clay Bird

DIY Clay Bird Ornament

Photo: myshineproject.com


24. Cinnamon Sticks

DIY Cinnamon Stick Ornaments

Photo: shelterness.com


25. Felt

DIY Bacon Ornaments

Photo: blog.seremeres.com

DIY Stuffed Snowman Ornaments

Photo: spoonful.com

DIY Felt Owl Ornaments

Photo: juicy-bits.typepad.com


26. Recycled T-Shirt

DIY Tshirt Ornaments

Photo: skiptomylou.org


27. Houses

DIY House Ornaments

Photo: candiedfabric.com


28. Candycane Bow

DIY Candy Cane Ornaments

Photo: linesacross.com


29. Toilet Paper Roll

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Ornaments

Photo: michelemademe.com


30. Gifts

DIY Presents Ornament

Photo: hardlyhousewives.com


31. Comic Book

DIY Comic Book Ornaments

Photo: etsy.com


32. LEDs

DIY LED Ornaments

Photo: fashioningtech.com


33. Cookie Cutter

DIY Cookie Cutter Ornaments

Photo: allyou.com


34. Clay Feathers

DIY Feather Ornaments

Photo: thecountrychiccottage.com


35. Painted Pinecone

DIY Pinecone Ornaments

Photo: doityourselfdivas.blogspot.com


36. Stained Glass Cookie

DIY Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments

Photo: simplyrecipes.com


37. Glitter Covered

DIY Glitter Ornaments

Photo: ilovetocreateblog.blogspot.com


38. Peanut Snowmen

DIY Peanut Ornaments

Photo: shadetreejewlery.com


39. Pistachio

DIY Pistachio Ornaments

Photo: shelterness.com


40. Bow Boxes

DIY Box Ornaments

Photo: creaturecomfortsblog.com


41. Cupcake

DIY Cupcake Ornaments

Photo: makeitmyown.blogspot.com


42. Diorama

DIY Diorama Ornaments

Photo: apartmenttherapy.com


43. Family Photos

DIY Photo Ornaments

Photo: photojojo.com


44. Acorn

DIY Acorn Ornaments

Photo: sweetsomethingdesign.blogspot.com


45. Mini Wreath

DIY Yarn Ornaments

Photo: curbly.com


46. Light Bulb Snowman

DIY Lightbulb Snowman Ornament

Photo: shelterness.com


47. Ribbon

DIY Ribbon Ornaments

Photo: craftystaci.com


48. Toothpick Star

DIY Toothpick Ornaments

Photo: justcraftyenough.com


49. Acrylic Paint

DIY Acrylic Paint Ornaments

Photo: shopcutebuttons.com


50. Crochet Slippers

DIY Crochet Slippers Ornament

Photo: zoomyummy.com


51. Woodland

DIY Ornaments Wood Filled

Photo: thistinder.blogspot.com


52. Glitter Leaf

DIY Glitter Ornaments

Photo: afieldjournal.blogspot.com


53. Paper Balls

DIY Paper Ball Ornaments

Photo: sarahneilsen.com


54. Hot Air Balloon

DIY Hot Air Balloon Ornaments

Photo: thecheesethief.com


55. Personalized

DIY Personalized Ornaments

Photo: craftsunleashed.com


56. Melted Crayons

DIY Melted Crayon Ornaments

Photo: swelldesigner.blogspot.com


57. Scented Pinecone

DIY Pinecone Ornaments

Photo: ramshackleglam.com


58. Mason Jar Lids

DIY Mason Jar Lid Ornaments

Photo: modgepodgerocksblog.com


Or for the laziest DIYer…


DIY Feather Ornaments

Photo: shelterness.com


For more on holiday decorating, consider:

Holiday Lights 101
How To: Keep a Christmas Tree Fresh
Bob Vila Radio: Picking a Christmas Tree