21 Handmade Christmas Ornaments Anyone Can Make


Trending Now


Take your tree trimming to the next level! We’ve made a list of the best DIY Christmas ornaments that are sure to bring on the holiday cheer. From stained “glass” to popsicle stick creativity, these crafty ideas are the perfect way to deck the halls. Scroll down to find your new favorite Christmas ornaments!

Fireflies and Mudpies

Popsicle Stick Sled

This adorable sled ornament only needs a few supplies (we love that candy cane-style twine!) and is a classic ornament you’ll be proud to display for years. Get the how-to from Fireflies and Mudpies

Alyssa and Carla

Wire Star

The hardest part about making this gorgeous ornament is setting up the template. You’ll need an electric drill, nails and wood. After that, it’ll come together easily. Alyssa and Carla will show you how it’s done

The Best Ideas for Kids

Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

Let it snow! This cute craft from The Best Ideas for Kids is a fun way to spend an afternoon, and if you have a reasonably stocked craft drawer, you may even have the materials on hand. Let the kids go wild with their personalized snowflakes—who says snow can’t be colorful? 

One Little Project

Stained Glass Masterpiece

Who needs a stained glass window when your little artists can make their own melted bead ornaments? This idea, courtesy of One Little Project, is positively foolproof and oh-so-pretty. Round up some pony beads and cookie cutters, and you’re halfway there! 

Mama. Papa. Bubba

Mini Christmas Letter Ornament

It’s an ornament! It’s a keepsake! It’s an adorable idea from Mama. Papa. Bubba. This craft is a cinch to make and a great way to get the kids to practice their writing. Plus, you’ll be able to look back at these letters for years to come! 

Clumsy Crafter

Crayon Creative

Ready for a craft that’s crazy creative and pretty, too? These ornaments from Clumsy Crafter fit the bill! They use up your broken crayons, are super simple, and only take a few minutes to make. 

One Little Project

Trees for Your Tree

Top off your tree with more trees! It’s easy with this craft from One Little Project. The fuss is minimal, and the kids will love getting creative with Popsicle sticks. And the result? Too cute! 

Trisha Brink Design

Happy Trees

These tree ornaments from Trisha Brink Design are cheerful, colorful, and beyond easy to make! All you need is Popsicle sticks, some glittery bling, and a few other materials to craft up a storm.

Paging Fun Mums

Pretty Pinecones

Paging Fun Mums has a great reason to go for a nature walk and collect some pinecones. With a quick coat of paint, some bling, and an artistic kiddo, you’ll be able to jazz up your finds up and add them to your own tree at home.

Aunt Peaches

Mason Jar Magic

Here’s the thing about these pretty ornaments from Aunt Peaches: they don’t require any special craftiness skills from you! And who couldn’t use a little more sparkle this holiday season? 

Mama. Papa. Bubba

Gingerbread People

Want to make your Christmas tree extra adorable? Just whip up a few of these ornaments from Mama. Papa. Bubba. Kids will love stirring up the gingerbread baking soda clay— not to mention the decorating! 

Lemon Lime Adventures

Harry Potter Holiday

Treat your young wizards to a truly creative ornament craft! Lemon Lime Adventures shows how to make fun and glittery potion ornaments that channel all your fave magical concoctions. Wicked!

Evermine Occasions

Cute-As-a-Peanut Snowmen

Who wouldn’t go nuts over these peanut snowmen from Evermine Occasions? The best part is that they’re pretty simple to whip up—and perfect for those wishing for a snowy holiday. 


Salt Dough Keepsakes

Ah, here’s a classic for you—courtesy of Mommypotamus. If you made salt dough ornaments as a kid, there’s no time like the present to start the tradition with your own little elves. 

This Fairy Tale Life

Take It to the Baymax

On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate this ornament’s awesomeness? Little fans of Big Hero 6 will love this idea from This Fairytale Life. And it’s off-the-charts easy to make, too! 

Little Bit Funky

Thoughtful Thumbprints

Want to channel your inner Rudolph? Just take a cue from Little Bit Funky and add some reindeer thumbprint art to your tree! Best of all, these ornaments are super impressive but easy to make! 


Birdseed Celebration

If your kids love bird-watching, then you’ve got to check out these ornaments from Saltwater-Kids. They’re perfect for all the feathered friends that visit your backyard—just hang them on a tree near a window and enjoy! 

Craft Klatch

Recycled Poinsettias

Start saving those toilet paper rolls! With this super simple idea from Craft Klatch, you can turn regular ol’ cardboard into sparkly recycled poinsettia ornaments. 

Fireflies and Mudpies

Recycled Reindeer

‘Tis the season for a recycling craft! With the help of Fireflies and Mud Pies, you can turn an old jar lid into an oh-so-cute reindeer ornament. It’s a great way to upcycle materials! 


Jennifer Perkins

DIY Snow Globe Ornament

This super creative and easy-to-personalize ornament will surely be a family favorite. A DIY snow globe ornament! Jennifer Perkins breaks down what you need and how to create yours step-by-step here.



Squirrelly Minds

Brushstroke Christmas Ornaments

These DIY Christmas ornaments add a touch of glam to your tree, and they couldn’t be easier to make. Get the details from Squirrelly Minds.

—Abigail Matsumoto

Featured image: Markus Spiske via Unsplash


16 Holiday Garlands You Can Easily Re-Create This Weekend

15 Holiday Wreaths That Aren’t Hard to Make

17 Epic Gingerbread Houses You Have to See to Believe

Welcome to our Tinybeans family!
Be sure to check your email for new activities, recipes and parenting hacks – and to see if you’ve won!








Enter to Win a $250 Gift Card!

Enter your email and zip code below for a chance to win a Mastercard Gift Card. We’ll pick one winner per month through October 31, 2022 – 7 lucky winners in all!

I agree to the official rules and to receive email communications from Tinybeans. By providing my email address, I agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.