2016 Top Beautiful And Joyful Homemade Christmas Ornaments With Detailed Steps

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Whether you’re looking for a cool list of beautiful and easy homemade Christmas ornaments or last minute Christmas decoration ideas, this post is the right list you need.

The DIY Christmas decorations for your house below with the step by step guides (some are with video tutorial) will help you make a cozy and fancy place. They’re all very easy and quick so if you’re in the last minute preparation for Christmas/holiday decoration, you still can make it!

DIY giant Christmas ornament

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I know, ornaments are usually small beautiful things but what’s wrong with making it out of the ordinary for once? It literally needs some balls to make these giant Christmas balls. These huge ornaments can either be indoor or outdoor Christmas decorations. Not only they are very easy to make, they also cost you only a few bucks.

For this Christmas craft tutorial, you need to prepare:

  • Big balls – the kids play ball are the best and you can buy them at any department store like Walmart.
  • Gorilla glue – this glue will help hold the balls and keep them from falling.
  • Damp cloth
  • 9 inch (~23cm) round cake pan
  • Silver ribbon
  • Hammer & nail
  • Screwdriver

Watch this video tutorial for the steps in action:

Cute Christmas list ornament

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What is making a wish in this magical time when you do not have your Christmas list? Making Christmas lists is among my favorite personalized Christmas decorations. These cute wishing lists can be given as Christmas gifts for kids too.

Preparation:

  • Wooden Spools
  • Red Acrylic paint (or kid safe paint)
  • Paint brush
  • Green ribbon
  • Plain white paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue or hot glue

How to make it: Instructions

Homemade plastic ball ornaments

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Here go other unique Christmas ornaments. They are also big balls but with a different decoration idea. This time, you’ll have to prepare these materials (don’t worry, they’re all easy to find):

  • Fabric – you don’t need to use expensive fabric. You can utilize any piece of cloths you have or buy some at a fabric/craft store.
  • Plastic balls (available at department stores or Walmart)
  • Ribbons – you’ll need different ribbon types to both tie on top the ornament and to hang them. Curly ribbon for gift wrapping is perfect. You can try any other kind of ribbons too.
  • Various decorative items (optional) like cranberry, pinecones, etc.
  • Chip clip or clothe/safety pins to hang your ornaments (if you want to)

Cinnamon scented Christmas ornaments

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Cinnamon is always the favorite seasonal embellishment. Not only looking cute, these cinnamon-scented holiday ornaments will make your Christmas tree smell good.

These ornaments can be your kid’s playtime too since they are made from dough. They’re dead easy and you can keep them for a long time. Plus, you can make these personalized Christmas ornaments as presents for your friends, family or your kid’s teachers.

Materials:

  • 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup very warm water
  • 10 drops cinnamon fragrance oil (you can adjust the amount of it base on your preference)
  • Dough roll
  • Cookie cutters
  • 1 straw
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Glitter
  • Mod Podge glue
  • Bakers twine

How to make it: Instructions     

Photo transfer Christmas ornaments

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Holiday time is the most memorable time of the year. So why not preserve the sweetest memories together each year? The Christmas craft ideas are always there for you to pick and create and have fun making them with your kids or family members.

Check out these photo transfer Christmas ornaments for a meaningful and easy Christmas decoration.

Materials needed:

  • Wooden craft ornaments
  • Matte Gel Medium
  • White craft paint
  • Christmas images you’ve had printed on a LASER printer
  • Foam brushes
  • Twine
  • Glitter craft paint (optional)
  • Sandpaper (optional)

How to make it: Instructions     

Winter hat tree ornaments

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These winter hats for your Christmas tree decoration are inexpensive and as easy as eating a cake for the whole family.

Materials needed:

  • Recycled cardboard tubes or paper towels
  • Assorted Pretty and Festive Colored Yarn
  • Small white pom-poms
  • Ornament hangers or trim ribbon
  • Scissors, a ruler, and a hot glue gun

How to make it: Instructions     

Melted crayon art DIY Christmas ornaments

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With these personalized Christmas ornaments, you will have a playful colorful playtime with your kids. Plus, these little things are not difficult at all.

Materials needed

  • Clear glass ornament(s)
  • Crayons
  • Peeler
  • Piece of paper or plastic funnel
  • Hairdryer with high setting

How to make it: Instructions     

Hot chocolate ornament favor

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This is definitely a great personalized Christmas decoration! You can make them to give your beloveds and they’ll sure love them too. This super-easy and unique Christmas ornament can be your life saver as a last minute gift idea.

Materials needed:

  • Packs of ornaments (available at department store)
  • Scrubbing brush
  • Hot chocolate mix
  • Candy canes
  • Marshmallow
  • Ribbons
  • Greeting cards

Instructions:

  • Use scrubbing brush to wash the ornament’s inside and then dry
  • Add mix chocolate, crushed candy canes and marshmallow
  • Tie a ribbon on top of the ornament
  • Add a greeting card to it and done

Felt Christmas tree ornament

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This one can be a great Christmas tree decoration or decoration for your dinner table because you can either hang them or make them stand on their own.

Materials and instructions: Details

Cute pine cone penguin ornament

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Cuteness overloaded! I have nothing to against these cutie little penguins!

Materials needed:

  • Pine cones
  • Black and yellow felt
  • Black and white craft paint
  • Paint brush
  • Pencil
  • 1″ (2.5cm) wooden beads
  • String or twine
  • Hot glue

How to make it: Instructions

Have a great crafty holiday time!