20 Beautiful DIY Christmas Ornaments

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This year, I wanted to make DIY Christmas ornaments with my daughter.

DIY Christmas photo ornament

My attempt at creating a DIY photo ornament for our puppy's first Christmas.

I did my best to provide a variety of materials and encouraged her to get creative with filling and decorating clear glass ball Christmas ornaments. I found swirling paint inside of clear bulbs to be harder than it looked. Same with inserting photos, but overall it was fun and memories were made!

Homemade Christmas ornaments using acrylic paint, sequins, pipe cleaners and more

One afternoon of crafting with Rissa and we made these ornaments!

Some of my fondest holiday memories revolve around making homemade Christmas ornaments with my mom. She was a total DIY ornament whiz and totally would have been a Pinterest mom if it existed back then. She was talented. I'm not sure where she came up with all of her crafty ideas, especially since there was no Pinterest or internet to search.

We would make Christmas ornament sets together. They were perfect homemade gifts! They were made with plastic canvas and yarn, pipe cleaners and beads, or a combination of all of those. One year we decorated Christmas bulb ornaments. I don't recall clear ones, but they were solid colors. We used puffy paints, glitter, etc. She made beautiful designs while mine were most definitely child-like creations. But it was fun.

Next year I want to try some new ideas like the ones below!

 Beautiful DIY Christmas Ornaments

Beautiful DIY Christmas Ornaments

1. Uncommon Designs Online – Deer Head Christmas Ornament

2. Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom – Mini Stocking Ornament w/Free Pattern

3. A Pumpkin and a Princess – Handmade Snowball Ornament

4. Delineate Your Dwelling – Embroidery Hoop Ornament

5. Uncommon Designs Online – Burned Wood Christmas Ornaments

6. Crafts by Amanda – Ugly Sweater Ornaments

7. An Oregon Cottage – 3-D Vintage Sheet Music Ornaments

8. Delineate Your Dwelling – Brightly Painted Christmas Ornaments

9. Dream a Little Bigger – Crochet Snowflake Christmas Ornaments

10. Crafts by Amanda – Jumbo Vintage Snowman Ornament

11. Uncommon Designs Online – Fabric Angel Christmas Ornament

12. Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom – Christmas Tree Ornament Tutorial

13. A Pumpkin and a Princess – Glittering Snowflake Ornament

14. An Oregon Cottage – Crate & Barrel Inspired Glittered Cork Ornaments

15. Crafts by Amanda – Christmas Tree Light Bulb Ornament

16. Uncommon Designs Online – Bell Jar Christmas Ornament Tutorial

17. Delineate Your Dwelling – DIY Felt Ornaments

18. Dream a Little Bigger – German Glass Glitter Christmas Ornaments

19. Crazy Little Projects – Jingle Bell Snowflake Ornaments

20. Crafts by Amanda – Rustic North Woods Ornaments

Which DIY Christmas ornaments do you want to make?


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