Try these ideas for homemade Christmas ornaments and garlands to decorate your home. Great activities for the whole family and beautiful decorations for years to come.
Updated December 2022
Every year our tree is decorated almost entirely with homemade Christmas decorations. We love those traditional ball ornaments and lots of lights, of course, but other than that, it’s pretty much all handmade.
They include beautiful paper snowflakes, many different kinds of salt dough ornaments, beaded ornaments, and stained glass paper chains.
Christmas is around the corner, so we thought we’d put together a post of Christmas ornaments for the whole family to make. Plus, a few garlands to spruce up the mantle!
These ornaments that are both easy and fun to make as well as beautiful on the tree.
Homemade Christmas Ornaments
Check out our favorite recipe for this holiday classic and see 11 different ways to decorate salt dough ornaments!
Check out this assortment of eco-friendly ornaments from Conscious Cass. Which one do you like best?
Create a beautiful dried orange and cranberry garland in a few easy steps. Young kids can help string together this eco friendly decoration. Or hang dried oranges separately on your tree!
Turn the loose objects you have on hand into beautiful ornaments for your tree or to give away (from Mini Mad Things)
Make colorful melted bead ornaments from plastic pony beads. Once you try this easy craft, you’ll do it again and again!
We LOVE suncatchers! And we LOVE these nature suncatcher ornaments from Little Pine Learners!
These woven star ornaments from Mini Mad Things are so easy and lovely to look at!
A super easy ornament that even the youngest kids can make!
These homemade beeswax ornaments from Little Pine Learners are so gorgeous, you’ll want to keep them up all year long!
These pinecone ornaments with pompoms from One Little Project are so cute! They’ll add a pop of color to your Christmas tree. Or try adding glitter to pinecones for a sparkly ornament from Mom Spotted!
Try homemade cinnamon ornaments with applesauce that smell amazing for Christmas!
Put your leftover Amazon boxes to good use and make these lovely hand-drawn star ornaments from Jennifer Rizzo.
These clay leaf prints are fun for kids and create a beautiful nature ornament. Use evergreen branches for a festive touch.
Turn these simple sewing cards from Mr. Printables into homemade ornaments!
These embossed yarn ornaments from Babble Dabble Do look fancy, but are actually super easy to make and use materials you probably already have at home.
We really love these 3D paper star ornaments. They are perfect for Christmas decorating and gift giving.
These sweet yarn-wrapped stars from Mama Miss are inspired by the book Elmer’s Christmas and are so easy to make!
These lovely ornaments from Little Pine Learners are made from air dry clay and pine needles!
Practice your origami skills and make these star ornaments from Homemade Gifts Made Easy out of recycled newsprint, or you could use pretty wrapping paper!
We tried our hand at making these marbled clay ornaments from OOLY and love the way they came out!
20. Paper Snowflakes
Coffee filters make the best snowflakes! Use these to decorate your tree, windows, mantle, or anywhere!
What are your favorite homemade Christmas ornaments to make with the kids? Are there any here that you’d like to try?
More Christmas Crafts Ideas for Kids
- 11 Christmas Crafts for Kids to Make This Holiday Season
- Easy Christmas Crafts for Toddlers
- 5 Natural Christmas Decorations that Kids Can Make
- 6 Christmas Card Ideas for Kids
- How to Make a Christmas Tree Craft
- Two Beautiful Salt Dough Ornament Ideas for Christmas
Looking for even more holiday crafts for your family? Check out our Holiday Arts and Crafts bundle from the Kids Art Spot! 12 fun holiday activities, each with a step-by-step video tutorial and printable instructions, plus 12 fun and festive drawing invitations to encourage your kids to think and draw creatively.
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