Decorating the Christmas tree with ornaments is something that everyone looks forward to each year. And every Christmas there are ornament parties and ornament exchanges with your friends and family. While things may look a little different this year, you can still make the holidays merry and bright by crafting your own ornaments! Make your holidays warm and cozy by gathering your family around the table to create lasting memories of fun and crafting.
Whether you are painting, decoupaging, or constructing your ornaments, make this year special by making and giving a handmade ornament to your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, and more! While we can't be together, these ornament ideas are a great way to make you and your friends feel close during the holiday season.
We've gathered 35 DIY ornament ideas that you and your family can create together to add some Christmas spirit to your home.
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Take your acrylic paint pouring skills to the next level with this fun Apple Barrel paint poured ornament idea.
Add show-stopping sheen to your Christmas tree this year by crafting these unique glitter-covered wooden slices.
Make colorful construction paper globes with an eye-catching shine when you use Mod Podge Mega Glitter.
Coat the inside of basic globe ornaments with colorful glitter using Mod Podge Ultra.
Add a unique touch to your holiday decor by wood-burning your ornaments with fun Christmas designs.
Add a touch of shine to your ornaments with FolkArt Color Shift! Use stencils on your ornaments for added charm and personalization to your tree.
Reuse leftover moulding to create a new type of ornament that spreads holiday cheer!
Use embroidery hoops to create unique ornaments with fun and festive patterns.
Take tiny saucer plates, add some stenciled designs, and ta-da! you have a cute and simple ornament for your tree.
Use your favorite colors to give your tree a unique marbled touch.
Give your tree a beautiful reflective quality with this unique craft using Mod Podge and crushed glass.
Transform a basic light bulb into a colorful ornament with Apple Barrel - perfect for a kid’s tree! Gather your family for a fun crafting session to create a whole herd of vibrant, glass reindeer this holiday season.
Create a rustic set of eye-catching ornaments with old driftwood and glitter!
Commemorate your favorite fur baby with this fun and easy ornament idea.
Send letters to Santa with these cute and colorful mailbox ornaments.
Give your tree some marbled charm this holiday by paint pouring flat shapes.
Recycle those unused teacups to create a whimsical Christmas tree fit for any tea lover.
Show your state pride with these home state ornament ideas. Great gift to send to that loved one who lives far away!
Give your tree a Nordic-sweater-look with these stylishly painted wooden rounds.
Transform Mason Jar lids into dainty little ornaments with festive holiday cheer.
Add a colorful touch to your tree or make and give as a set to your friends and family!
Add a personalized touch to your Christmas tree using Mod Podge Image Transfer.
Create wood-burned ornaments that have unique character and charm for added uniqueness to your holiday season.
Use Gallery Glass to make personalized monogrammed ornaments that anyone would love!
Paint the beauty of a red poinsettia on simple glass ornaments for a twist to your holiday decor.
Paint with vibrant holiday colors to take your ornament game to the next level.
Share your love of ice cream with this easy and glittery ice cream cone craft.
Create this earthy ornament decor piece for the nature lover in your life!
Your inner botanist will grow with joy over this twine and painted clay pot ornament craft.
Make your holiday decor a little more frosty with these frozen winter ornaments.
If you love to stitch at the holidays, turn those felt Bucilla ornaments into unique gift embellishments for added charm and love to each of your gifts.
Check out some of the fun and whimsical ornament sets below that you can stitch to decorate your gifts, wreaths, mantel, and Christmas tree!
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Go under the sea with this fun mermaid themed ornament set.
Travel out of this world with these space-inspired holiday ornaments.
Spread a little magic and cheer with this set of colorful and mystical unicorn ornaments.
Go for a classic Christmas look with these lovely nordic ornament designs.
And finally, stitch your favorite characters from Oz with this detailed Bucilla kit.
How will you decorate your ornaments this year? Share them with us using #PlaidCrafts for the chance to be featured on our Fan Friday segment on social.
Happy Crafting and Happy Holidays!