58 Outstanding DIY Ornaments

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