Need some new ideas for this years Christmas craft? I’ve got 12 fun and easy handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas for you!
Last year, I shared 6 fun and crafty Christmas Ornament Ideas for kids to make. That post was so popular that I decided to come up with some new handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas, this year. So, I dug through my craft supplies and came up with 12 new ideas and a new spin on my favorite ornament from last year. 🙂
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12 Fun Handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas
Some of these handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas may be too tough for little kids. But with supervision, they can probably do most of these. Teens and grown ups will have fun making these too. At least, I did. So get your friends together, grab a bottle of wine or cocoa, and treat yo’self to some Christmas-y fun!
Quick Note: I found my stars and trees in the dollar bin at Target, but Amazon has tons of unfinished wood ornaments to pick from in lots of shapes. And I used Apple Barrel Christmas Green Acrylic Paint and Apple Barrel Bright Red Acrylic Paint on these ornaments.
Distressed Scrapbook Paper Ornaments
This one’s pretty easy. Grab a sheet of Christmas Scrapbook Paper or wrapping paper, place your ornament on top, trace the shape, then cut it out. Glue it onto the ornament with regular School Glue, let dry, then sand down the edges with a sanding sponge.
Faux Rust Paint Ornament
I’ve kinda got a craft crush on rust paint this year. I’ve used it on canvases, refinished our powder room mirror with it, and updated some decor with this faux paint and patina spray. It’s a 2-step craft. Paint on the Iron Paint then Spray with Green Patina. The rust will develop over the next couple of hours. Use more spray for more rust. 🙂
Rainbow Crayon Star Ornament
Kids love crayons and they come in all of their favorite colors. I colored directly on the wood here for a rustic look. But you could glue paper on to the ornament before coloring to get really strong colors. Just be sure to let the glue dry first. I also used my blow dryer on the crayon after I was done to smooth the crayon and give it a shinier look.
Christmas Stamp Ornaments
Christmas Stamps are another one of the super easy handmade Christmas Ornament ideas that help get the toddlers involved. They love playing with stamps. So just help them paint a fun color on the wood ornament, let that dry, then stamp on some Christmas cuteness.
Unicorn Star Ornament
Have some little’s that love everything unicorns? Turn your star into a unicorn with white acrylic paint, rainbow embroidery floss and paint pens.
Sweet Floss and Charm Ornament
OK, I love me some rainbow embroidery floss. It just makes everything cuter. Wrapping some floss around a star with your favorite craft charms makes a cute and personalized star ornament.
3D Scrapbook Paper Christmas Tree
I used this 3D Scrapbook Paper trick with hot air balloons in my kids’ bedroom makeover and loved it. So, I had to try it with Christmas Trees. Use the tree ornament to cut out 6 paper trees. School glue one of the trees directly to the ornament and let that dry. Cut the other 5 trees in half. Then use a hot glue gun to glue each half together while holding the ends up with your fingers. The gap your fingers make will be the perfect distance between each piece of paper. I think it’s easier to glue the papers together, then attach the whole tree to the wood. That way, if you make any glue mistakes, you’re less likely to ruin the whole tree. Check out this Instagram post to see me gluing this tree together. 🙂
Paint Smear Star Ornament
Here’s another one of the handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas that’s fun for the little kids and big kids. Paint a base coat of acrylic paint on the wood ornament. Once it dries, dot on 2 or more favorite colors, then smear it across the ornament with stiff scrapbook paper or cardboard. The trick is to not completely mix up the paint. It makes a cool abstract design.
Paint Smear Christmas Tree Ornament
Use the same directions as the star, for this tree. I went across once with a straight drag, then went back across with short up and down movements to make the wavy effect. This trick is fun to experiment with and try new techniques. You can always do the same ornament over and over again, until you find a design you love.
Gold and Glitter Christmas Star Ornament
This is a simple idea, but kids love glitter. I used gold acrylic paint as the base. Then covered that in mod podge and glitter. Use parchment paper or wax paper underneath for quick and easy glitter clean up. 🙂
Pom Pom Christmas Tree Ornament
Loving pom poms on everything right now? Me too. Glue some of the mini pom poms to tree ornaments to make a cute Christmas Tree.
Snowy Landscape Christmas Star Ornament
Here’s a fun one for older kids that love art. Paint Snowy landscapes on your Christmas Ornaments. Add trees, snowmen, red trucks, anything you’d like. You can get really creative with this one. Christmas Confetti in lots of fun shapes can help make the design easier for the paint challenged (like me). 😉
Star Ornament String Art
The String Art Christmas Tree I made last year was so pretty, I had to try it with a star this year. Paint with acrylic first and allow to dry. Then use 10 small wire nails to create your pattern. I like to hold the nails with needle nose pliers while I hammer. That tip makes everything easier and quicker. ANOTHER LITTLE TIP: Keep that string in place, after your done, with Elmer’s Glue on each nail. 🙂
That’s it! I hope you found an idea or 2 you want to try. Be sure to check out the 6 ornaments I made last year, for more fun ideas too. And Merry Christmas!!!
Looking for more cute and crafty Christmas decor? Check out my DIY Red Truck Christmas Centerpiece.
Or, have a look at the best Vintage Christmas Decoration Ideas I’ve found this year!
And, don’t forget to check out how I made last year’s Christmas ornaments.
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