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12 Fun & Easy Handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas

Need some new ideas for this years Christmas craft? I’ve got 12 fun and easy handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas for you!

Easy Handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas

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. I hope you like these crafty Christmas Ornaments as much as I do!

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 yourself to some Christmas-y fun!

Need some new ideas for this years Christmas craft? I've got 12 fun and easy handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas for you! Make 3D scrapbook paper trees, pom pom trees, star string art, unicorn stars, and more. #AbbottsAtHome #Handmade #ChristmasCrafts #ChristmasIdeas #ChristmasOrnaments
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12 Fun Handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas

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, if you need the perfect shades of Red and Green paint for handmade Christmas crafts, I used Apple Barrel Christmas Green Acrylic Paint and Apple Barrel Bright Red Acrylic Paint on these ornaments.

Distressed Paper Star Ornament. Need some new ideas for this years Christmas craft? I've got 12 fun and easy handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas for you! Make 3D scrapbook paper trees, pom pom trees, star string art, unicorn stars, and more. #AbbottsAtHome #Handmade #ChristmasCrafts #ChristmasIdeas #ChristmasOrnaments
Distressed Scrapbook Paper Christmas Ornaments

Distressed Scrapbook Paper Christmas 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 or Mod Podge, let dry, then sand down the edges with a sanding sponge.

Check out this Easy DIY Scrapbook Paper Wall Art if you want to see a way to turn your favorite scrapbook paper into beautiful wall art!

Rust Paint Ornament. Need some new ideas for this years Christmas craft? I've got 12 fun and easy handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas for you! Make 3D scrapbook paper trees, pom pom trees, star string art, unicorn stars, and more. #AbbottsAtHome #Handmade #ChristmasCrafts #ChristmasIdeas #ChristmasOrnaments
Faux Rust Paint Handmade Ornament

Faux Rust Paint Handmade Ornament

I’ve kind of 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. 🙂

Crayon Ornament. Need some new ideas for this years Christmas craft? I've got 12 fun and easy handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas for you! Make 3D scrapbook paper trees, pom pom trees, star string art, unicorn stars, and more. #AbbottsAtHome #Handmade #ChristmasCrafts #ChristmasIdeas #ChristmasOrnaments
Rainbow Crayon Star Ornament

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 out the crayon and give it a shinier look.

Christmas Stamp Ornament. Need some new ideas for this years Christmas craft? I've got 12 fun and easy handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas for you! Make 3D scrapbook paper trees, pom pom trees, star string art, unicorn stars, and more. #AbbottsAtHome #Handmade #ChristmasCrafts #ChristmasIdeas #ChristmasOrnaments
Christmas Stamp Ornaments

Christmas Stamp Ornaments

OK, Christmas Stamps are another one of the super easy handmade Christmas Ornament ideas that help get the toddlers involved. They love playing with stamps. Heck, so do I.

Just help them paint a fun color on the wood ornament, let that dry, then stamp on some Christmas cuteness.

Unicorn Star Ornament. Need some new ideas for this years Christmas craft? I've got 12 fun and easy handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas for you! Make 3D scrapbook paper trees, pom pom trees, star string art, unicorn stars, and more. #AbbottsAtHome #Handmade #ChristmasCrafts #ChristmasIdeas #ChristmasOrnaments
DIY Unicorn Star Ornament

DIY 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.

Charm Star Ornament. Need some new ideas for this years Christmas craft? I've got 12 fun and easy handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas for you! Make 3D scrapbook paper trees, pom pom trees, star string art, unicorn stars, and more. #AbbottsAtHome #Handmade #ChristmasCrafts #ChristmasIdeas #ChristmasOrnaments
Sweet Embroidery Floss and Charm Ornament

Sweet Embroidery Floss and Charm Ornament

OK, I love me some rainbow embroidery floss. It just makes everything cuter. Start by painting your wood star a fun Christmas Red.

Then wrap some floss around the top of the star and add your favorite craft charms. This makes a super cute and personalized star ornament.

3D Tree Ornament. Need some new ideas for this years Christmas craft? I've got 12 fun and easy handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas for you! Make 3D scrapbook paper trees, pom pom trees, star string art, unicorn stars, and more. #AbbottsAtHome #Handmade #ChristmasCrafts #ChristmasIdeas #ChristmasOrnaments
3D Scrapbook Paper Christmas Tree Ornament

3D Scrapbook Paper Christmas Tree Ornament

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 or Mod Podge 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.

3D Scrapbook Paper Christmas Tree. Need some new ideas for this years Christmas craft? I've got 12 fun and easy handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas for you! Make 3D scrapbook paper trees, pom pom trees, star string art, unicorn stars, and more. #AbbottsAtHome #Handmade #ChristmasCrafts #ChristmasIdeas #ChristmasOrnaments
DIY Scrapbook Paper Christmas Tree Ornament

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 Ornament. Need some new ideas for this years Christmas craft? I've got 12 fun and easy handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas for you! Make 3D scrapbook paper trees, pom pom trees, star string art, unicorn stars, and more. #AbbottsAtHome #Handmade #ChristmasCrafts #ChristmasIdeas #ChristmasOrnaments
Paint Smear Star Ornament

Paint Smear Star Ornament

Here’s another one of the handmade Christmas Ornament craft 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 Ornament. Need some new ideas for this years Christmas craft? I've got 12 fun and easy handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas for you! Make 3D scrapbook paper trees, pom pom trees, star string art, unicorn stars, and more. #AbbottsAtHome #Handmade #ChristmasCrafts #ChristmasIdeas #ChristmasOrnaments

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.

Paint Smear Ornament. Need some new ideas for this years Christmas craft? I've got 12 fun and easy handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas for you! Make 3D scrapbook paper trees, pom pom trees, star string art, unicorn stars, and more. #AbbottsAtHome #Handmade #ChristmasCrafts #ChristmasIdeas #ChristmasOrnaments
Smearing drops of paint is easy for kids, but pretty stinkin’ fun for me too.
Glitter Star Ornament. Need some new ideas for this years Christmas craft? I've got 12 fun and easy handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas for you! Make 3D scrapbook paper trees, pom pom trees, star string art, unicorn stars, and more. #AbbottsAtHome #Handmade #ChristmasCrafts #ChristmasIdeas #ChristmasOrnaments
Gold and Glitter Christmas Ornament Craft

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 Tree Ornament. Need some new ideas for this years Christmas craft? I've got 12 fun and easy handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas for you! Make 3D scrapbook paper trees, pom pom trees, star string art, unicorn stars, and more. #AbbottsAtHome #Handmade #ChristmasCrafts #ChristmasIdeas #ChristmasOrnaments
Pom Pom Christmas Ornament Craft

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 Ornament. Need some new ideas for this years Christmas craft? I've got 12 fun and easy handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas for you! Make 3D scrapbook paper trees, pom pom trees, star string art, unicorn stars, and more. #AbbottsAtHome #Handmade #ChristmasCrafts #ChristmasIdeas #ChristmasOrnaments
Snowy Landscape Christmas Ornament

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. 😉

String Art Christmas Ornament. Need some new ideas for this years Christmas craft? I've got 12 fun and easy handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas for you! Make 3D scrapbook paper trees, pom pom trees, star string art, unicorn stars, and more. #AbbottsAtHome #Handmade #ChristmasCrafts #ChristmasIdeas #ChristmasOrnaments
Christmas Ornament String Art

Star Ornament String Art

The String Art Christmas Tree Ornament 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 with a dot of Elmer’s Glue on each nail.

Star String Art. Need some new ideas for this years Christmas craft? I've got 12 fun and easy handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas for you! Make 3D scrapbook paper trees, pom pom trees, star string art, unicorn stars, and more. #AbbottsAtHome #Handmade #ChristmasCrafts #ChristmasIdeas #ChristmasOrnaments
Christmas String Art Ornament Craft

That’s it! I hope you found an idea or 2 you want to try.

Need some new ideas for this years Christmas craft? I've got 12 fun and easy handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas for you! Make 3D scrapbook paper trees, pom pom trees, star string art, unicorn stars, and more. #AbbottsAtHome #Handmade #ChristmasCrafts #ChristmasIdeas #ChristmasOrnaments

Be sure to check out the 6 ornaments I made last year, for more fun ideas too. And Merry Christmas!!!

More Christmas Crafts For You

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

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 #ChristmasOrnaments

And, don’t forget to check out how I made last year’s Christmas ornaments.

Get the DIY Info for 6 Fun & Easy Christmas Ornaments for kids to make. But don't worry, grown ups can do these too. Perfect for craft parties with friends and family. #CraftParty #DIYChristmasOrnaments #KidsOrnaments #DIYChristmas

Try this Easy DIY Red Truck Christmas Table Centerpiece if you want something bigger!

Here's how to make an Easy Farmhouse DIY Red Truck Christmas Table Centerpiece your guests will love. With DIY steps and how to video. #AbbottsAtHome #RedTruck #Christmas #ChristmasCrafts #ChristmasTable

Build this beautiful DIY Christmas Tree Box Stand and Ornament Storage that’ll look great under your tree.

And, this Wooden DIY Barn Star Art will look great on your walls. And, it only cost $20 to build.

Red and White Barn Star Style wood Barn Quilt.

Feeling inspired? Try one of these handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas. Have fun and let me know if you have questions.

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Marjan

Monday 17th of December 2018

Love these ideas!

Stephanie

Monday 17th of December 2018

Thanks so much, Marjan!

Chas Greener

Wednesday 12th of December 2018

These are so cute and there are options for everyone. Thanks so much for sharing.

Stephanie

Wednesday 12th of December 2018

Thanks, Chas. So glad you like them!

Candice

Monday 10th of December 2018

These are all so cute! I think my fave is the glitter one! Darling!

Stephanie

Tuesday 11th of December 2018

Thanks, Candice. Merry Christmas!

Lissette

Monday 10th of December 2018

I love the decorations! The 3D tree with scrapbook paper looks super cute! I have a Cricut and I'm sure I could make it super easy and quick cutting with the machine. :)

Stephanie

Monday 10th of December 2018

Oh, I need one of those! I'll have to add a Cricut to my wishlist. :)

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