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60 DIY Christmas Ornaments That'll Personalize Your Tree

They also make for the best gifts.

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If you're anything like Ree Drummond, then you, too, prioritize meaningful ornaments over the store-bought kind. "The ones on my tree are a mix of crafted childhood ornaments and sweet, sentimental ornaments we've been gifted through the years," she says. It makes sense: All DIY Christmas decorations are so important and special—but none more so than DIY Christmas ornaments! Whether you're after DIY Christmas gift ideas or fun Christmas crafts to try at home, these homemade ornaments are exactly what you need.

Here, we've selected our favorite projects in the hopes that they'll make your Christmas that much more wonderful. Try crafting chalkboard ornaments—you'll be able to personalize each gift with your recipient's initials or a special message. Or take a look at ornaments that up-cycle household items such as Mason jar lids and baking tins! You might also want to make a few of these DIY Christmas tree decorations with your kids, in which case we suggest the adorable mini clothespin options—or those fabulous, sparkly reindeer ornaments! Whether your style is modern, traditional, or rustic, there's a homemade Christmas ornament on this list that's perfect for you.

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Handmade Charlotte
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Painted Nut Ornaments

Forget ornaments—these darling painted treasures would work beautifully as home decorations, too! Your mantel will thank you.

Get the tutorial at Handmade Charlotte.


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Studio DIY
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DIY Rudolph Ornaments

Those teeny-tiny antlers just melt our hearts. How cute would your tree look covered in these pastel-colored reindeer?

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY.

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DIY Wood Bead Snowflake Ornaments

Wooden beads and monochromatic twine give these dreamy ornaments a rustic feel. They come together quickly, too!

Get the tutorial at Alice & Lois.

gumball diy christmas ornaments
Aww Sam
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Gumball Machine Ornaments

These mini gumball machines will delight kids of all ages (including kids at heart!). Add tiny candies for a touch of realistic whimsy.

Get the tutorial at Aww Sam.

paper candles diy christmas ornaments
The House that Lars Built
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DIY Paper Candle Ornaments

Paper ornaments are simply timeless—and these might just be the most sophisticated ones we've seen to date. (They're also completely safe, unlike real candles.)

Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Built.


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Blue Marble Ornaments

Modern and spunky, these marbled ornaments can be customized with whatever colors you're into this year. We're partial to these cool blues, but anything goes!

Get the tutorial at Alice & Lois.

pom pom diy christmas ornaments
Lovely Indeed
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Pom-Pom Christmas Character Ornaments

Bet your kids won't be able to get enough of this idea! There's nothing cuter than an elf crafted from pom-poms—and believe it or not, it's really easy to whip one up in a single afternoon.

Get the tutorial at Lovely Indeed.

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Unusually Lovely
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Confetti Ornaments

A little extra glitter never hurt anyone! These confetti-filled ornaments are an easy way to add some flair to all your seasonal gatherings.

Get the tutorial at Unusually Lovely.

diy christmas ornaments state
All for the Memories
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Wood Slice State Ornaments

Whether you're crafting them for your favorite hostess or just looking to commemorate your family's most recent travels, these wood slice ornaments will be a big hit.

Get the tutorial at All for the Memories.

diy christmas ornaments bell
Becky Stayner/Country Living
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Mini Bell Ornaments

Get this: These "bells" are actually just miniature Bundt pans stacked on top of each other! Your baker friends will love them.

Get the tutorial at Country Living.

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A Pumpkin & a Princess
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DIY Chalkboard Monogram Ornament

This snowball ornament decorated with a chalkboard tag is so elegant. It's perfect for a present or for displaying on your own evergreen.

Get the tutorial at A Pumpkin & a Princess.


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Over the Big Moon
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DIY Printable Christmas Sign Ornament

Craft this printable ornament with a festive message to add some merry words to your already joyful holiday centerpiece.

Get the tutorial at Over the Big Moon.

french macaron christmas ornaments
Posh Little Designs
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DIY French Macaron Ornament

Using ingredients you already have at home—baking soda and corn starch—you can make these sweet little macarons for your Christmas tree.

Get the tutorial at Posh Little Designs.

sparkle snowflake christmas ornaments
Little Red Window
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DIY Sparkle Snowflake

Make a fleet of sparkly snowflakes. This blogger provided tons of design inspiration for different colors and decorative elements.

Get the tutorial at Little Red Window.

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The Crafting Nook
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DIY Mitten Ornaments

These knit mittens will look so adorable draped over a branch of your tree.

Get the tutorial at The Crafting Nook.


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Houseful of Handmade
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DIY Scrap Wood House Ornaments

Create your own mini holiday neighborhood! Deck the halls of these little homes and then display them proudly.

Get the tutorial at Houseful of Handmade.

atomic starburst christmas ornaments
PMQ for Two
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DIY Atomic Starburst Ornament

Give some retro flair to your Christmas tree by making a bundle of ornaments painted with multi-colored starbursts.

Get the tutorial at PMQ for Two.

mason jar lid christmas ornaments
Design Improvised
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DIY Mason Jar Lid Wreath Ornaments

There are so many Mason jar crafts out there, including this easy idea for making your own wreath ornaments out of their lids.

Get the tutorial at Design Improvised.

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The Merrythought
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DIY Brass Ornaments

Put a geometric twist on your decorations this year with these flashy brass ornaments.

Get the tutorial at The Merrythought.

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DIY Chalkboard Wood Slice Ornaments

One way to DIY a wood slice ornament is by using chalkboard paint and writing a Christmas message on it.

Get the tutorial at Lemon Thistle.


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CLARA SUMSION/The House That Lars Built
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DIY Clothespin People Ornaments

For a creative craft your kids will love, make these cute clothespin people to hang on your tree. Let them get imaginative with their outfits and scarves.

Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Built.

gold dipped diy ornaments
Home Made by Carmona
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DIY Gold-Dipped Ornaments

Have you ever thought of filling clear ornaments in addition to painting them? Try making these elegant gold-dipped baubles filled with pearls, lace, paper, and more.

Get the tutorial at Home Made by Carmona.

stamped diy ornaments
The Craft Patch
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DIY Stamped Ornaments

These stamped ornaments are so easy to make, you'll want to affix them to all your Christmas gifts. You can churn out a good amount in one afternoon!

Get the tutorial at The Craft Patch.

wooden tassel diy ornaments
The Merrythought
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DIY Wooden Tassel Ornaments

Attention, minimalists! These simple wooden ornaments are just what your Christmas tree needs. The designs are customizable to fit your style.

Get the tutorial at The Merrythought.

reindeer diy ornaments
This Is Tisa
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DIY Reindeer Ornaments

Put a sparkly touch on your Christmas tree with these cute reindeer. Hang them with a ribbon for an extra-decorative touch.

Get the tutorial at This Is Tisa.


dessert diy ornaments
Aww Sam
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DIY Dessert Ornaments

Do you have a major sweet tooth? Celebrate your love of all things sugar with these easy ornaments made from clay.

Get the tutorial at Aww Sam.

gold marble diy ornaments
Lovely Indeed
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DIY Gold Marble Ornaments

You can choose any base color for these gold marble ornaments, but this vibrant turquoise is an eye-catching pick!

Get the tutorial at Lovely Indeed.

multicolored pom pom diy ornament
Dream a Little Bigger
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DIY Multi-Colored Pom-Pom Ornaments

Follow the steps to create these multicolored pom-poms to hang on your tree. You can customize them to match your holiday color scheme.

Get the tutorial at Dream a Little Bigger.

unicorn diy ornaments
Posh Little Designs
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DIY Unicorn Ornaments

Do you have a little one who's completely unicorn-obsessed? They'll love these adorable sparkly ornaments!

Get the tutorial at Posh Little Designs.

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DIY Candy
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DIY Temporary Tattoo Ornaments

Talk about an easy, prettty idea. These ornaments are made with paint and temporary tattoos. It'll be a breeze to customize the design and color.

Get the tutorial at DIY Candy.


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