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80+ Simple Homemade Christmas Ornaments

There are a variety of free Christmas ornament patterns to choose from!

By: Blair Chavis, Editor,
70 Simple Homemade Christmas Ornaments

From ornaments that look like candy, to beaded Christmas ornaments to make, to homemade Christmas ornaments that look like Santa and angels, you have an array of 70+ Simple Homemade Christmas Ornaments to choose from!

Learn how to make Christmas ornaments that will help your tree sparkle and shine!

These simple homemade Christmas gifts can also be given as gifts during the holiday season - no matter who you give one to, it's sure to become a keepsake.

Some of Our Favorite Simple Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Recycled Ornaments

  • Altoid Small Collage Ornament

    Use mini tins from breath mints to make a small collage project! Leftover materials are your best friends with this exciting project.

  • How to Make Canning Jar Lid Wreaths

    Save a canning jar lid and create this quick and easy Christmas craft. Eco-friendly crafts are a great way to save on supplies and help the Earth.

  • Recycled CD Holiday Ornament

    Tired of that CD from the 1990s? Repurpose it as a unique decoration for your tree, and showcase some family photos or cute designs.

  • Cookie Cutter Ornaments

    These adorable crafts involve embellishing cookie cutters with some of your favorite supplies from your stash for an adorable look.

  • Easy Recycled Christmas Ornament

    These will be a hit with your friends and family. Give one as a gifts in person or send it by mail.

  • Recycled Light bulb Holiday Ornaments

    Don't throw away those burnt-out light bulbs just yet. With a little water-based varnish, tissue paper, paint and a ribbon, these eco-friendly ornaments make a great craft idea for Chrismas.

  • Milk Bottle Cap Ornament

    Plastic caps and leftover wrapping paper join to create this super cute tutorial!  You could also fill the bottle caps with pictures of your kids, grandkids or even images of what you want for Christmas!

  • Easy Photo Christmas Ornaments

    Save old Christmas cards and other paper items to create this simple geometric design. Add photos to each side to create a personal keepsake that you can put up year after year. This craft can be made in a flash but looks so intricate.

Angel Ornaments

  • Easy DIY Christmas Tree Angels

    This is an easy angel you can even make with the kids once they're old enough to use hot glue.

  • A Peaceful Angel Ornament

    This paper craft is simply made from cardstock, ribbon and  felt has a cute angel that will bless your Christmas tree this year.

  • Antique Angel Ornament or Wall Decor

    This cheap, vintage-inspired project is made with inexpensive foam painted with a faux rust finish.

  • Angel Ornament Pattern

    Creates a beautiful Christmas angel craft that can be displayed any time of year.

  • Clay Angel Ornament

    Make a polymer clay angel craft and add a unique adornment to your tree!

  • Dated Angel Ornament

    If there's a new addition in the family or you just want to mark a momentous occasion, this is a nice memento to make.

  • Little Angel

    Christmas tree decorations are a fun and easy way to decorate for the holiday.  These crochet angels can be whipped up quickly, so you can create a unique angel for everyone you love.

  • Coffee Filter Angel Wings

    This is an easy and inexpensive Christmas craft using a common household material! Use glitter and ribbon to take something ordinary and make it extraordinary.

  • Angel DIY Glitter Ornaments

    Video Tutorial! Want to make some crazy-easy, last-minute Christmas crafts? Follow the link for an easy-to-follow free crafting video on how to make angels you are sure to adore.

  • Unique Tampon Angel Christmas Ornament

    Some people think this Unique Tampon Angel Christmas Ornament is great, others think it is gross and ridiculous. What do you think?

Beaded Christmas Ornaments

Candy Christmas Ornaments

  • Yummy Cupcake Ornaments

    These sweet ornaments are perfect for decorating your Christmas tree.

  • Hot Cocoa Ornament

    For this simple idea, all you need is STYROFOAM Brand Foam, fabric and a clothespin. Warm your tree and save yourself those pesky holiday calories.

  • Candy Ornaments

    These beautiful candy-inspired handmade Christmas ornaments are great for kids to make with their parents.

  • Delicious Gumdrop Ornament

    Leftover materials from this Christmas craft make for a pretty sweet snack!

  • Easy Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments

    If you're already baking Christmas cookies, make a separate batch with glue, and you'll have yummy-smelling decorations for your tree. Just don't mix up the batches and feed your famly the wrong ones!

  • Gingerbread Ornament

    This personalized gingerbread project made from polymer clay is a great craft for kids to make at any age. Parents, help them out, as some of the tools used for this project are sharp.

  • Cookie Sheet Ornament

    These are so great for the baker in your life!  Attach it to a package of homemade cookies for a gift that's sure to please.

Whimsical Christmas Ornament Crafts

  • Christmas Carol Ornament

    Sheet music is the inspirational source for this easy-to-make Christmas craft.

  • Mirrored Swirl Ornaments

    Mirrored paint and jewel-tone colors swirl together in this unique tutorial.

  • Canning Jar Reindeer

    This cheap, personalized project can be made from household items such as a canning jar lid and paint.

  • Christmas Tree Holiday Domino Necklace or Ornament

    This craft idea can also double as a jewelry craft. You can also wear it for New Year's Eve once Christmas is over!

  • Colorful Holiday Felted Ornaments

    Keep the kids entertained during winter break. These colorful felted ornaments are just the thing to keep your holidays merry and bright!

  • Crochet Heart Ornament

    Love the Christmas season? Show it off with this crochet Christmas craft. You can create this quickly and add it to your tree for a fun touch. While you're at it, make a few and give them to family members and friends. This is a great Christmas gift idea for anyone on your list.

  • Festive Ice Skate Ornaments

    Nothing says Christmas quite like hot cocoa, snowmen and, of course, ice skating. If you can't hit the rink this year, make these cute crafts instead. This no-sew project can be created by adults and kids alike. Since it doesn't take long to create each ice skate, you can make a bunch and hang them all on your tree together.

  • Fuzzy Felt Snowman Ornament

    Who doesn't love the look of a snowman during the holiday season? Avoid cold hands and wet boots by creating a snowman Christmas craft that you can hand on your tree. Use scraps of felt to bring this Christmas sewing pattern to life. Give him a name and hang him on your tree - this snowman can be your new holiday companion!

  • Crochet Mermaid Ornament

    This may not be the simplest, but your effort will be well worth it. Having this-one-of-a-kind design on your tree and watch as others smile and swoon.

  • Gorgeous Vintage Jewelry Ornament

    This beautiful project is made with jewelry and pins from mom's old jewelry box. A Styrofoam ball, ribbon, glue, and jewelry are the main materials for this beautiful project.

  • Gift Card Holder Ornament

    If there is someone on your Christmas list that is hard to buy for, you can't go wrong with a gift card. Instead of simply handing over the plastic, make a cute sleeve and hang the present on your tree. It's like giving two gifts in one! If you don't sew, have no fear - this project doesn't require a needle and thread.

Santa Ornaments

  • Bearded Santa Ornament

    This wooden Santa craft uses non-traditional colors for a bright and unique design.

  • Clothespin Santa and Rudolph

    Clothespins and felt are all you need for this frugal tutorial.

  • Crochet Santa Ornament

    This crocheted Christmas pattern is beautiful and impressive. Use heavy metallic braid to crochet a festive Santa.

  • Santa and Snowman Ornament

    These quick and easy DIY crafts can be create with flannel and felt. Create lasting memories of holiday crafting with this project.

  • Claus Finial Ornament

    Use crackle texture on an inexpensive base to create an adorable Christmas couple. These unique Christmas crafts can be passed on to future generations.

  • Crochet Santa Ornament

    Young ones will especially love this crochet project when you've finished it! This craft idea can be made in a few easy steps. Grab your worsted weight yarn and get to work.

  • Santa Claus Ornament

    Made from high lustre yarn and a plastic canvas, this craft will brighten up your tree.

  • Cute Santa Hat Ornaments

    These cute Santa hats make a great addition to trees and gift packages.  Everyone is sure to love them!

  • Cute Crochet Santa Ornament

    Instead of buying a Christmas ornament this year, gather up your yarn and hooks for this Christmas crochet pattern. This adorable craft doesn't take long to make but is sure to leave a lasting impression. Once you've mastered this project, crochet Mrs. Claus and a few elves, too.

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My family likes to give ornaments as gifts at Christmas time, but I don't think I've ever made my own before. I will have to try this this year! What a great, personal touch )

Just what I was looking for as inspiration for my kids' crafty Advent activities. I love that some are quick and easy and others are a bit more involved.

I've actually made several of these and labeled them with "Baby's first Christmas" and given them as baby shower gifts. My personal favorite is a candy cane shaped salt dough ornament.

From simple enough to make with the grandchildren to elegant enough for the tree in the living room, others for the tree in the dining room, even some for the hallway tree - wonderful ideas

This will keep me busy for awhile. That box in my closet is going to get a lot of Christmas things added to it. The best part is that they all seem to be easy and inexpensive to make. Those are two of my favorite words since I am retired and live on a fixed income.

Wow! What a great write-up of ideas. I could make all of these all year, at the rate of maybe one a week. I would end up with so many ornaments to give away. I have to save this for later. Does anyone else like to make ornaments all year long?

My favorite ornaments are the personal ones the kids can make. They definitely make for a more unique Christmas tree every year.

So many easy ideas! Can't wait to try them all!

These a href="https// == ecorations-2014/"christmas decoration/a ideas are all great!! Cant wait to start crafting some of these ) Thanks for sharing !

Need to add to my comment, it. the craft section, 48 Simple Homemade Christmas Ornaments, posted a day or so ago.

I could not get any of these crafts to open to if I would like to make tbem. Many of them sounded wonderful.

Maravilloso, muy til.

I really love all of the ideas in this sites. Thanks for sharing!

Looking for a Cup Cake Crochet Pattern, would love to crochet some for friends.

I love all the different ideas you share... maybe your readers can suggest usages for those brownish prescription pill containers... have sooo many! Any ideas out there

I use mine to store my jewlery findings like jumprings and eyepins. I also store the small beads in them. Did no toothpicks fit in them perfectly.

I have seen the big pill bottles filled with candy or chocolate and new prescriptions added on the bottle for pretend medicine like happy pills or love potions, chill pills with peppermint candies. They come with made up instructions for taking them. The ones I saw were at a church fund raiser and were not very creative. Someone creative could make these very entertaining. Also I use these for sorting out small items by wrapping tape around them until they can be taped together and still sit up straight without the lids. In my medicine box I connect two rows across the box I keep medicine in. This acts as a divider in the box and then I put tubes of Neosporin, eye drops, thermometers,things like that in them. Works great for inhalers. I have also used them in my craft area for paint brushes, paint pens, things that normally fall over in a larger container. Just put several in a larger container and they sit up straight and you can organize them if you need to. Hope this helps.

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