6 Fun & Easy DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas

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I’ve got 6 fun & easy DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas for Kids and Adults to make together, this year.

Merry Christmas, everyone! Is it okay for me to say that now that it’s finally December? I do know, it’s definitely okay to start your Christmas crafting! I have been super busy on Christmas stuff for a few weeks now. I hope these fun & easy DIY Christmas ornament ideas inspire you to get crafting too.

I love making new DIY Christmas Ornaments and crafts every year. I’ve been doing it since I was a kid and now I get to do it with my boys. Yay!

Check out some more of my easy DIY Christmas Ornaments for kids or Handmade Christmas Craft Ideas in these other posts: 12 Fun & Easy Handmade Christmas Ornaments, DIY Red Truck Christmas Table Centerpiece, Easy DIY Christmas Table Decorations, Easy 3D DIY Christmas Card Ornaments, this sweet little Easy Red Truck Christmas Craft, and this fun DIY Christmas Gift Wrap Wall Art.

Here's how to make 6 Fun & Easy DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas for kids and adults to make this year. But don't worry, grown ups can do these too. Perfect for craft parties with friends and family. Easy DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas.

Here's how to make 6 Fun & Easy DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas for kids and adults to make this year. But don't worry, grown ups can do these too. Perfect for craft parties with friends and family. Easy DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas.
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6 Christmas Craft Ornament Ideas

Some of these may be too tough for the littlest kids. But with supervision, they can probably do most of these. Grown ups will love these too. 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 these 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.

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Grab some fun supplies to make these easy DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas for family craft night.

Melted Crayon Ornament

I have to admit, I just like melting crayons. I’m always looking for excuses to use up those little chunks of crayons around my house. You can see another crayon craft in my 6 Easy & Cheap Kids Crafts on Wood post.

To start, finely shave the crayon with a knife. Place the ornament on a piece of foil on a cookie sheet. Scatter the shavings onto the ornament and pop into the oven for 3-5 minutes at 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Start with a good layer of different greens. Then top with small amounts of other colors.
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Good for hanging on the tree or as a giant crayon now. 😉

Mini Tree Ornament using Christmas Buttons

I’m a sucker for those cute little packs of buttons at Hobby Lobby. If I can think up a good craft for them, I have to buy one of those $3 packs. I used about 1/3 of a pack on this easy DIY Christmas ornament ideas. Just paint with acrylic craft paint first, then apply buttons with Matte Mod Podge. Easy, Peasy!

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The Mod Podge will dry completely clear. I just snapped this picture while it was still a bit wet. But it’s super cute, right?

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Classic Decoupage Ornaments

Just place your ornament on the paper and trace. I like to cut out smaller than the shape so that a painted edge frames the paper. I used acrylic craft paint behind the paper. Then applied the paper with Mod Podge.

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Trace the shape onto the back of the paper. But cut inside the line.
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This paper is just adorable!

Fun Confetti Glitter Ornaments

A favorite with my kids. First, paint with acrylic craft paint and allow to dry. Then, I apply a thick layer of Mod Podge across the ornament, so that it doesn’t dry before the kids finish.

Let them sprinkle the glitter on, then set aside to dry. After that dries, you may need to go over the ornament with a final coat of Mod Podge, if you have some that are barely hanging on. 🙂

Here's how to make 6 Fun & Easy DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas for kids and adults to make this year. But don't worry, grown ups can do these too. Perfect for craft parties with friends and family. Easy DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas.
Don’t you just love this confetti glitter I found at the Target Dollar Spot? They always have great inspo for more easy DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas. 🙂

Christmas Tree String Art Ornaments

I went for a very simple look here. I think it makes the embroidery floss pop against the green. Paint with acrylic first and allow to dry. Then use 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. Space the nails out more for tiny hands. Go tighter and use more nails for a full string art look. A LITTLE TIP: Hold that string in place with a little dot of Elmer’s Glue where the string wraps around each nail. 🙂

Here's how to make 6 Fun & Easy DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas for kids and adults to make this year. But don't worry, grown ups can do these too. Perfect for craft parties with friends and family. Easy DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas.
Love these colors together.

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Colorful Points and Swirls Ornaments

Paint with a base of acrylic paint. Then pick out some colors that go well together for the tree. I started with green dots and swirls. Then added colorful dots to fill in the spaces.

I will say, I think this would be cuter if the whole base had been green. But the dots are really fun for kids to do. I just use the hard tip of a paint brush to make my dots.

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I started with lots of green dots and a few swirls.
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Cute and super fun for kids.
Here's how to make 6 Fun & Easy DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas for kids and adults to make this year. But don't worry, grown ups can do these too. Perfect for craft parties with friends and family. Easy DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas.
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Looking for more cute and crafty Christmas decor? Check out my DIY Red Truck Christmas Centerpiece.

Quick & Easy Red Truck DIY Christmas Centerpiece Idea. Christmas or Holiday table centerpiece or Vignette. #RedTruck #RedTruckDecor #ChristmasDIY #ChristmasCenterpiece

This larger DIY Red Truck Christmas Table Centerpiece is so fun too!

How to make this fun DIY Christmas Table Centerpiece with mini Christmas houses, bottle brush trees, and vintage red truck, camper, and car. DIY Red Truck Christmas Table Centerpiece. #AbbottsAtHome #CraftIdeas #CraftProjects #ChristmasProjects #ChristmasDIY

Or, have a look at the best Vintage Christmas Decoration Ideas I’ve found this year!

One of my favorite things about Christmas is all of those warm and fuzzy feelings of nostalgia from the music, food, and even the decor. Here are some of the best vintage Christmas Decoration ideas I've found this year. Includes Ceramic Christmas Trees, Vintage Camper Vans, and Retro Glass Ornaments. #AbbottsAtHome #Christmas #ChristmasDecor #ChristmasIdeas #Vintage #ChristmasOrnamentsI love this wooden DIY Barn Star Wall Art too.

How to build this Wooden DIY Barn Star Art (Wood Barn Quilt) for less than $20 in lumber. Pottery Barn sells it for $400. Winning! DIY Wood Sign - Barn Quilt - Pottery Barn Knock Off #ChristmasProjects #ChristmasDecor #ChristmasSign #PotteryBarn #BarnQuilt #AbbottsAtHomeCheck out this big list of 40+ Fun DIY Christmas Ornaments and Gift Ideas!

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Easy DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas

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I’ve got 6 fun & easy DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas for Kids and Adults to make together, this year.

Tools

  • Mod Podge
  • Wooden Christmas Tree Ornaments

Instructions

6 Christmas Craft Ornament Ideas

Some of these may be too tough for the littlest kids. But with supervision, they can probably do most of these. Grown ups will love these too. So get your friends together, grab a bottle of wine or cocoa, and treat yo’self to some Christmas-y fun!

Melted Crayon Ornament

  1. I have to admit, I just like melting crayons. I’m always looking for excuses to use up those little chunks of crayons around my house. You can see another crayon craft in my 6 Easy & Cheap Kids Crafts on Wood post.
  2. To start, finely shave the crayon with a knife. Place the ornament on a piece of foil on a cookie sheet. Scatter the shavings onto the ornament and pop into the oven for 3-5 minutes at 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mini Tree Ornament using Christmas Buttons

  1. I’m a sucker for those cute little packs of buttons at Hobby Lobby. If I can think up a good craft for them, I have to buy one of those $3 packs. I used about 1/3 of a pack on this easy DIY Christmas ornament ideas. Just paint with acrylic craft paint first, then apply buttons with Matte Mod Podge. Easy, Peasy!

Classic Decoupage Ornaments

  1. Just place your ornament on the paper and trace. I like to cut out smaller than the shape so that a painted edge frames the paper. I used acrylic craft paint behind the paper. Then applied the paper with Mod Podge.

Fun Confetti Glitter Ornaments

  1. A favorite with my kids. First, paint with acrylic craft paint and allow to dry. Then, I apply a thick layer of Mod Podge across the ornament, so that it doesn’t dry before the kids finish.
  2. Let them sprinkle the glitter on, then set aside to dry. After that dries, you may need to go over the ornament with a final coat of Mod Podge, if you have some that are barely hanging on. 

Christmas Tree String Art Ornaments

  1. I went for a very simple look here. I think it makes the embroidery floss pop against the green. Paint with acrylic first and allow to dry. Then use small wire nails to create your pattern. I like to hold the nails with needle nose pliers while I hammer.
  2. That tip makes everything easier and quicker. Space the nails out more for tiny hands. Go tighter and use more nails for a full string art look. A LITTLE TIP: Hold that string in place with a little dot of Elmer’s Glue where the string wraps around each nail.

Colorful Points and Swirls Ornaments

  1. Paint with a base of acrylic paint. Then pick out some colors that go well together for the tree. I started with green dots and swirls. Then added colorful dots to fill in the spaces.
  2. I will say, I think this would be cuter if the whole base had been green. But the dots are really fun for kids to do. I just use the hard tip of a paint brush to make my dots.

I hope you have fun with these easy DIY Christmas ornament ideas. Now, I’d love for you to stop by my friends posts to see what crafty ornaments they came up with!

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30 thoughts on “6 Fun & Easy DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas”

  1. These are fantastic! My daughter (3 years old) is currently into anything art related. So, I know she would LOVE to make some of these. And I love to involve her in craft projects when I can. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  2. Stephanie, these are such cute trees for the kiddos to make, and maybe a few grownups could enjoy too…haha. Love the ones with the colorful paper! And the crayon one…and all the others! So cute!

  3. Stephanie, these are so stink’n cute! Pinned to share but refer back to next year when my grandson will be old enough to make these with.

  4. So fun! Love the crayon shavings tree and I’m a sucker for anything with polka dots! Visiting from Share It One More Time party.

  5. Oh my goodness Stephanie these are all so different easy and fun. I love how simple they are to do. My favorite is the melted crayon and I have never done anything with that. My grand daughters are going to love making these.

    • Thanks so much, Leanna. They’ll love it!! Especially picking out the different colors to see what they get. I also melt them into silicone candy molds. But you might not want to use them for candy after that. 😉

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