30+ easy DIY Christmas ornaments that’ll fill you with joy

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Popsicle Ornaments

Pop it like it’s hot. When you’re missing summer hard, these are there for you.

Get the tutorial at Tell, Love, & Party.

PHOTO: Courtesy of Tell, Love, & Party

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Photo Ornaments

This is where all your ‘gramming comes in handy.

Get the tutorial at The Crafted Life.

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Glitter Scallop Ornaments

Buddy the elf, what’s your favorite color?

Get the tutorial at Sarah Hearts.

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Retro Paper Ornaments

These are super simple to make, but the shapes and colors will pop on your tree.

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.

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Mini Doughnuts

We never don’t want doughnuts.

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY!.

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Paper Geode Ornaments

Shocking but true, these are made entirely out of paper.

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.

PHOTO: Courtesy of Lia Griffith

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Pinecone Owls

It’s safe to say these felt birds are a total hoot, right down to their pipe-cleaner talons.

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.

PHOTO: Lia Griffith

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Advent Calendar Ornaments

Instead of opening a flimsy cardboard box, hang up a DIY Advent calendar on a ladder or the tree. Decorated muslin craft bags conceal treats, toys and messages from Santa — and you can fill them again next year, too.

PHOTO: Danielle Occhiogrosso


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Paper Birds

Transform plain paper into a white dove with just a few folds and snips.

Get the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

PHOTO: Michael Partenio

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Glass Popcorn Ornaments

You’ll be popping the kernels inside the glass bulbs, so wait until they’ve cooled to handle.

Get the tutorial at Crafts a la mode.

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Felt Coffee Cups

Embrace your inner coffee addict.

Get the tutorial at One Artsy Mama.

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Christmas Star Yarn Ornaments

They look complicated, but these are totally idiot-proof.

Get the tutorial at Live Craft Eat.

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Old School Lights

These shimmery ornaments get their twinkle from a coat of glitter, so there’s no chance of one burning out.

Get the tutorial at Country Living.

PHOTO: Miki Duisterhof

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Brass Tacks

Office supplies FTW! Stud Styrofoam balls with pushpins or wrap them with kitchen twine for a textured finish.

Get the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

PHOTO: Lara Robby/Studio D

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Sprinkle Confetti

Literally, everything is better with sugar.

Get the tutorial at Gimme Some Oven.

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Framed Paper

Save the leftover scraps from gift wrapping and pop them in cute nickel frames. Next year, swap in different designs to match a new theme.

Get the tutorial at Country Living.

PHOTO: Victor Schrager


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Mini Cornucopia

Place faux red berries and soft green holly leaves inside of this adorbable little holder.

Get the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

PHOTO: Michel Arnaud

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Vibrant Paint

Yesterday my life was duller, now everythings technicolor!

Get the tutorial at Tell Love and Party.

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Sweet Tunes

Cut the sheet music of your favorite Christmas carol into a star — made secure with a sturdy backdrop, like cardboard.

Get the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

PHOTO: Andrew McCaul

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Pink Brushstrokes

Give white, ceramic ornaments an instant upgrade with some pink paint and gold glitter.

Get the tutorial at Vitamini Handmade.

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Holly Berries

This stem wreath adds holly berries and frosted leaves for festive accents.

Get the tutorial at Joy Us Garden.

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Elegant Stripes

Stripes will never go out of style — especially when they’re black and paired with gold and white.

Get the tutorial at Homey Oh My!.

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French Macaron

These are easier to make than the real deal.

Get the tutorial at Creative Juice.

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Monogrammed Snowflake

Add a personal touch to snowflake ornaments with your initial.

Get the tutorial at Gossamer Blue.

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Engraved Designs

Use red and green ornaments if you want to keep it classic or switch it up with brightly colored bulbs.

Get the tutorial at The Kim Six Fix.

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Pretty Pinecones

A simple pinecone can clean up pretty nicely with the help of a bow attached to its top.

Get the tutorial at Make It & Love It.

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Golden Glitter

All that glitters is gold.

Get the tutorial at A Joyful Riot.

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Black and White

Have yourself an insanely chic Christmas.

Get the tutorial at Handmade Mood.

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Colorful Trees

Buttons become cute ornaments on these little felt trees.

Get the tutorial at Buddly Crafts.

PHOTO: Buddly Crafts

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Gingerbread Men

Add buttons and scarves for an added cute-factor.

Get the tutorial at Where Your Treasure Is.

PHOTO: Where Your Treasure Is

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Painted Hearts

Before you try to wing it freehand, create your own stencil to paint on the main components of your design. Then, use a brush to add the small details.

Get the tutorial at Emuse.

PHOTO: Emuse