I just love Handmade Christmas Ornaments that You Can Make…. kids too! This is one of those things that makes me a Happy Mom. Before the holidays, my kitchen turns into a complete creation station. We have Elf-on-the-Shelf things to prepare, cookies to make, and gingerbread houses to decorate. Do we have a perfect Christmas? Of course not, Christmas doesn’t have to be perfect to be good.
Handmade Christmas Ornaments are by far my favorite. Every year when I open our ornaments, the handmade ones bring back the most memories. In fact, it seems like they are the first to be snatched up and placed on the tree. From the simple cinnamon ornaments to the more elaborate “I Spy”, we have memories attached to each one.
Ornaments are also the perfect gift for someone who has the Love Language of Gifts.
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18+ Handmade Christmas Ornaments that You Can Make
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From DIY Inspired. They have a genius tip to use a funnel and chopsticks to get everything situated in the glass ornaments. I’d also recommend Epsom Salt (inexpensive) and German Glass Glitter (gorgeous, but sharp) to add a fun sparkle to your ornaments. Even regular glitter, is fabulous in an ornament and stays contained. We tried it here with sand art. That’s always my goal with glitter… keep it contained. (large middle photo of collage)
From AttaGirl Says. These unique gold leaf balls are a fabulous addition to Christmas. Not to shiny and add a touch of vintage. (not pictured)
From Busy Kids Happy Mom. This ornament uses oven-bake clay and common household supplies (plastic knife, rolling pin, and straw) to make these adorable ornaments. Perfect for the Disney fanatic in your life! (pictured below)
From Crafty Morning. I love little fingerprint ornaments and think this is adorable. If you don’t like using salt dough, you could use this special clay. (bottom left of collage)
From Practically Functional. I love the simplicity of the words and the slices of wood. Some people cut their own tree and save a slice from each year. Why not try embellishing it for an ornament? (middle left of collage)
From Lovely Etc. Simple, yet elegant. I love the look of the the pen-drawn silhouette of Bethelem along with the hymnal Christmas music. You could use any skyline or a child’s head silhouette. (middle of collage)
From Morena’s Corner. They are just the right subtle touch of shabby chic that every tree needs. (not pictured)
From Busy Kids Happy Mom. These are the cutest ornaments I’ve seen this year. I made these with my friend’s preschoolers and they were the perfect age and had the right amount of enthusiasm! (see below)
From Make & Do Crew. Do you like to collect the patterned paper straws? I do, but I rarely use them. They’re just too pretty. Now you can change them into this cool ornament. (not pictured)
From Cherished Bliss. If you’re like me, you’ve stocked up on cute cupcake liners for the holidays. I like to buy them when they go on sale. Well, now you can also use them in a craft! (not pictured)
From Making It In The Mountains. I remember finding these clay ornaments and thinking “I could do that” and so I tried it. You can too. Many of the supplies they use, you might already have in your home. (not pictured)
From One Artsy Mama. This ornament may just be the entire reason I started this collection of fabulous ornaments. It was simply done and then embellished with a paint pen, tied off with ribbon and wire. Perfect gift topper too. (Middle left star in collage)
From Today’s Creative Life. There is something so calming about making these ornaments. I’ve seen people shake them to get the paint to spread. I prefer to slowly watch it move and then hang it over and egg carton to drip dry. (not pictured)
From Easy Peasy and Fun. Everyone can contribute a fingerprint to this ornament. If you prefer not to use the salt dough, try this special clay. (not pictured)
From Busy Kids Happy Mom. This ornament is the easiest one around if you have the right seashells. Have too many shells? Make yourself this amazing shell wreath: here. If you’re looking for seashells, read how to find them here. (below)
From Happiness is Homemade. Fabulous glitter ornaments are always made even better with stickers of your favorite Disney Characters. This works even better if you have a Silhouette machine. (middle left of collage)
From DIY Candy. Star Wars fanatics in your house? It’s amazing what you can do with some paint markers and a little drawing to get this amazing effect. (bottom right of collage)
From Busy Kids Happy Mom. All you need is a little of this special clay and a little patience. You’ll have a precious keepsake ornament that lasts for more than 10 years. (top left)
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