One of the most fun activities before Christmas is exactly decorating our Christmas tree! The ornaments, the ribbons, the lights… There are so many decorations that make this ordinary tree look so magical!
Buying new ornaments every year isn’t necessary if you feel like you need a change – in fact, you can reuse your old ones and decorate them as you wish. There are so many ways to do this – it’s up to you to see these ten DIY projects we picked for you and choose your favorite. Have fun!
1. Sprinkles Ornaments
Are you tired of the same old ornaments colored in those ‘typical’ Christmas colors? If so, one of the best ways to add colors to your Christmas tree is to make your own sprinkles ornaments – this way, you’ll get all the colors at once, and your tree is going to send such happy vibes! For these, besides the sprinkles, you will also need varnish, clear ornaments, and hangers.
2. Temporary Tattoo Ornaments
One of the easiest projects you can possibly develop is these ornaments decorated with a temporary tattoo. This will take you minutes to do it, and it can look oh-so-lovely! Pick temporary tattoos by your choice (festive, floral…) and get the rest of the materials – decoupage, brush, sponge, and plain white ornaments (or be it in color if you prefer).`
3. Paper Scrap Ornaments
Like the previous DIY ornaments idea, this one also lets you decide what kind of decoration you’re going to have. This time, instead of temporary tattoos, it is all about scrapbook or tissue paper. Choose your favorite, and get the other materials – clear ornaments, scrapbook or tissue paper, ribbon or string for hanging, foam brush, Mod Podge Matte, and Mod Podge Sparkle.
4. Nature Ornaments
How about adding nature ornaments to your Christmas tree? It would look amazing, and it’s an incredibly interesting DIY project that you can make together with your family. It’s very easy to do it, as all you need are empty, glass-ball ornaments, sprigs of holly, bayberry, and evergreens. You can also use ribbon as your finishing decoration of the ornaments.
5. Christmas Ornaments with Stickers
This is the easiest project on the list, and it is also perfect for those of you who aren’t able to spend more money on Christmas decor. For this DIY craft, you need stickers and ornaments. When choosing the ornaments, make sure their surface is smooth so that the stickers can easily be attached and stay that way without falling out.
6. Disney Princess-Inspired Christmas Ornament
Disney movies certainly can bring some Christmas spirit into your home, and if you and your children love them, you can absolutely take this inspiration with you while creating your new Christmas ornaments. Take this Snow White ornament, for example – inspired by this Disney princess, take golden painted ornaments, blue sequins, and red ribbon.
7. Christmas Ornaments With Sharpie
Here’s something that you are going to really like if you’re a fan of sharpie projects. It’s all about filling empty ornaments with whatever you like – sequins, feathers, sprinkles – and then finish the decorating with writing or drawing with a sharpie. It can be a quote, word, shape; it all really depends on you!
8. Pun Holiday Ornaments
Similar to the previously shown DIY ornaments, these are all about puns and jokes! It’s an amazing idea to make someone smile while looking at your Christmas tree. Pick your favorite one – colored ornaments (look how these pastels work so well!) and use a sharpie or letter stickers to write down whatever you would like. Check out the page for pun inspiration or come up with your own.
9. Personalized Clay Ornaments
Making your own clay ornaments isn’t a last-minute project, as it requires more of your time, but we can say that it is for sure a fun way to deal with your creativity. You need air-dry clay, rolling pin, cutting board, drinking glass, cutting tool, chopstick, paint and brush, and alphabet stamp set. As you can notice, this project was inspired by a baby’s first Christmas, but feel free to choose your own theme.
10. Paper Straw Christmas Ornaments
How about thinking a little bit outside of the box and, instead of using real ornaments, make an ornament out of straws? It might sound silly, but if done the right way, it can look incredible – the photo below is our proof! Here’s what you need for this project – paper straws (one package makes several ornaments), scissors, a needle, embroidery thread, small beads, chopstick, or thin paintbrush to smooth out the straw edges.