6 FUN DIY Christmas Ornament Crafts for Kids and Adults to make together. Try these EASY Christmas Ornament Ideas with your family.
DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas For Kids & Adults
Merry Christmas, everyone! Is it okay for me to say that now that it’s finally December? Well, I do know, it’s definitely okay to start your Christmas crafting!
I have been super busy on Christmas crafts and DIY’s for a few weeks now. 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! I hope these fun & easy DIY Christmas ornament ideas inspire you to get crafting too.
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6 Easy Christmas Ornament Crafts
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 yourself 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, if you need some Christmas-colored craft paints, I used Apple Barrel Christmas Green Acrylic Paint and Apple Barrel Bright Red Acrylic Paint on these ornaments.
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 fun crayon craft for kids 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.
Mini Buttons Christmas Tree Ornament Idea
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 Christmas ornament craft. Just paint with acrylic craft paint first, then apply buttons with Matte Mod Podge. Easy, Peasy!
Decoupage Craft Paper Christmas Ornament
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. Cutting the paper a little smaller than the ornament let’s some of the pretty acrylic paint frame the edges.
Fun Confetti Glitter Christmas Ornaments
This crafty Christmas ornament is a favorite with my kids.
First, paint with acrylic craft paint and allow to dry. Then, 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, just shake off the excess glitter.
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.
Hold that string in place with a little dot of Elmer’s Glue where the string wraps around each nail. 🙂
Painted Christmas Ornament For Kids
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.
That’s it for this list. Check out 12 Fun & Easy Handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas for more crafty ornament ideas.
More DIY Christmas Ideas For You
Looking for more cute and crafty Christmas decor? Check out this Cute and Easy 3D DIY Christmas Card Ornaments.
Turn your normal wall art into easy Christmas wall art with this How to Wrap A Picture Frame with Wrapping Paper post.
And, check out my DIY Red Truck Christmas Centerpiece.
This larger DIY Red Truck Christmas Table Centerpiece is so fun too!
Or, have a look at the best Vintage Christmas Decoration Ideas I’ve found this year!
I love this wooden DIY Barn Star Wall Art too.
Check out this big list of 40+ Fun DIY Christmas Ornaments and Gift Ideas!
Feeling inspired? Get out there and make your own Easy DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas. Have fun and let me know if you have questions.
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Wednesday 5th of December 2018
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!
Thursday 6th of December 2018
My little guy is 3. It's a fun age. I hope she loves them. :)
Tuesday 4th of December 2018
What cute ideas! I love the melted crayon one; I would not have thought of that and the colors are so pretty swirled together. Pinned.
Tuesday 4th of December 2018
Thanks so much, JoAnne. The crayon one is fun too!
Monday 11th of December 2017
I love these ideas especially the melted crayon one and the string one - so clever
Tuesday 12th of December 2017
Thank you. Those are my favorites too!
Sunday 10th of December 2017
Simple yet effective ideas for decorating at Christmas. Thanks for sharing with us at #bloggerspitstop
Saturday 9th of December 2017
What fun Stephanie and you've covered all age groups too so everyone can enjoy making them together.
Sunday 10th of December 2017