Beautiful DIY handmade Christmas ornaments! These easy, modern ornament ideas can be personalized, made with kids, given as gifts, or made to sell!
Ornaments are a staple of Christmas decor. I love making ornaments with my kids, giving them as party favors, and sharing them as gift toppers. It’s one of the most popular DIYs during the holidays, and I can see why!
Ornaments are a quick and easy way to add personality to your own tree, to store memories, and to personalize your holiday decor. There’s a reason that all of our kids bring home ornaments every holiday season – they’re quick and easy to make! I make new ornaments every year that get added to our collection. I love looking back on previous creations and seeing how they reflect our lives and styles at the time.
Easy Handmade Christmas Ornaments
I wanted to share some of my favourite ornament ideas. My style is typically more modern, so there are a lot of modern ornaments in this group, but I also love mixing in a few different styles and textures.
I think you’re going to love all of these unique ornament ideas!
Handmade Christmas Ornaments
Mini Leather Wreaths
I absolutely love these mini wreaths! They were made with different colours of leather cording. The unique material makes them feel fresh and modern.
DIY Wood Tree Ornaments
Trees are so iconic during the Christmas season, why not turn them into ornaments as well! Love the designs on these simple, minimalist creations.
DIY Paper House Christmas Ornament
I love the way the tree lights shine through these little house ornaments. The white is so beautiful against the evergreen tree. It's a beautiful decoration.
Paint Stirrer Christmas Tree Ornaments
If you're looking for an ornament that anyone can help with, try these Christmas trees made out of paint stirrers! I might try these with popsicle sticks and let me kids paint them too!
DIY Mini Wreath Ornaments
These are one of my favourite ornaments. Taking the idea of embroidery hoop wreaths and making a miniature version that is both minimal and beautiful.
Easy Wooden Bead Christmas Ornament
If you're looking for ornaments that kids could help with, this one is simple, modern, and pretty! My kids would love making these!
Air Dry Clay Christmas Ornaments
Clay ornaments have been around for a long time. This gives you a few different ideas for how to do them, but I especially like this minimal trees.
DIY Geometric Ornaments
These ornaments made my smile as soon as I saw them! Bring a bit of shiny metallics into your decor with this fresh and easy modern ornament idea.
Wooden Star Ornaments
Any wood ornaments have my attention! These guys are classic! A beautiful star ornament will never go out of style!
DIY Stocking Ornaments
Make this easy DIY stocking ornament! Beautiful modern wooden ornaments that you can cut out on your own, or cut with the Cricut Maker!
DIY Photo Ornaments
This is a beautiful way to personalize an ornament and capture memories.
Greenery Filled Bulb Ornaments
What is more iconic during the winter then greenery and pinecones?! Celebrate the winter season with this festive DIY!
Boho-Inspired Hoop Christmas Ornaments
The feather in the center of these ornaments is so simple and elegant. I can imagine how lovely they would look floating above the branches in your tree!
DIY Rustic Leather Tassel Ornaments
Another way to add a unique material to your tree is by making these simple tassel ornaments.
Do you need a little texture on your tree? Try these simple burlap ornaments!
Paper Straw Star Decorations
Affordable DIYs are my jam, and it doesn't get much more affordable than paper straws. I love the idea of making a whole set in different styles and sizes.
DIY Nordic Christmas Gnomes
I've always loved a touch of scandinavian decor, so these gnomes drew my attention right away! They only take a few simple steps to make!
DIY Wood Bead Snowflake Ornament
Another great use of those affordable wooden beads! Wouldn't these look great as place settings too?
DIY Black, White, and Gold Ornaments
These handmade Christmas ornaments just need a little bit of paint! Use any colours you want, but I'm a sucker for the classic white, black, and gold.
Wooden Tree Ornaments
This fresh design for a wooden tree ornament is beautiful enough to sell, and very easy to make! Your friends and family will love it!
Dala Horse Ornaments
Oh my word! these ornaments (& gift toppers!) are stunning. Who wouldn't want a gift topper that goes on the tree after?
White Berry Ornaments
Felt is another great materials for handmade Christmas ornaments. These little berries would be so cute on any style of tree.
Mini Deer Pallet Ornament
Another amazing popsicle stick idea! Switching the colours can make these ornaments go from rustic to contemporary, or anywhere in between!
Yarn Wrapped Ornaments
There's nothing easier than yarn and a glue gun! Make these guys while you binge watch your favourite Hallmark movie.
Mud Cloth Inspired Ornaments
Mud cloth is such an iconic design idea. Make these simple ornaments in no time to add some pattern to your tree.
Easy Cork Christmas Ornaments
Another quick and easy DIY that anyone can do! No special artistic skills required :)
DIY Wood Burned Log Slice Ornaments
Wood burning is always a fun DIY to try. If you haven't yet, hop over to these tutorial to see how easy it is.
DIY Black and White Ornaments
Love the pattern on these black and white ornaments. Such a pretty addition to the tree.
Snow Globe Ornament
If you have any car loving relatives (like I do!), this is a great ornament idea that looks great too!
Wooden Ball Christmas Ornaments
Another scandinavian inspired ornament idea! You can't go wrong adding wood to your tree decor.
DIY boho christmas ornaments
These tassels are so cute for the tree! Switch up the yarn colour to match your decor this season.
DIY House Cookie Cutter Ornaments - The Merrythought
All of our local thrift stores have old cookie cutters lying around! Why not turn them into stunning tree decorations?!
DIY Leather Tree Ornaments
These leather tree ornaments are sure to draw attention. I love the unique design of these guys!
Stars aren't just for the top of the tree. These guys would look great in a coffee table vignette or on a shelf too!
DIY Handlettered Ornaments
If you are a skilled at hand-lettering, you should definitely try your hand at these! It's a beautiful way to personalize your tree and save your memories!
Faux Fur Pom Pom Christmas Ornaments
These are so cute. They are light, and whimsical, and add so much personality! I'm sure that people would ask you where you got them!
Mini Macrame Christmas Ornaments
Macrame is such a huge trend right now! Why not add it to your Christmas tree too?
Black & Gold Wooden Bead Ornaments
Another easy wooden bead ornament idea. Switch up the colours of beads and yarn to fit your own style.
Geometric Himmeli Ornament
Anything geometric gets my attention right away. These ornaments are modern and beautiful. You'll never guess what they were made out of!