Take your tree trimming to the next level! We’ve made a list of the best DIY ornaments that are sure to bring on the holiday cheer. From LEGO to popsicle stick creativity, these crafty ideas are the perfect way to deck the halls. Scroll down to find your new favorite ornament!
Popsicle Stick Sled
This adorable sled ornament only needs a few supplies (we love that candy cane-style twine!) and is a classic ornament you'll be proud to display for years. Get the how-to from Fireflies and Mudpies.
The hardest part about making this gorgeous ornament is setting up the template. You'll need an electric drill, nails and wood. After that, it'll come together easily. Alyssa and Carla will show you how it's done.
Popsicle Stick Snowflakes
Let it snow! This cute craft from The Best Ideas for Kids is a fun way to spend an afternoon, and if you have a reasonably stocked craft drawer, you may even have the materials on hand. Let the kids go wild with their personalized snowflakes—who says snow can’t be colorful? Get the instructions here.
Stained Glass Masterpiece
Who needs a stained glass window when your little artists can make their own melted bead ornaments? This idea, courtesy of One Little Project, is positively foolproof and oh-so-pretty. Round up some pony beads and cookie cutters, and you’re halfway there! Get the how-to here.
Mini Christmas Letter Ornament
It’s an ornament! It’s a keepsake! It’s an adorable idea from Mama. Papa. Bubba. This craft is a cinch to make and a great way to get the kids practicing their writing. Plus, you’ll be able to look back at these letters for years to come! Learn more here.
Ready for a craft that’s crazy creative and pretty, too? These ornaments from Clumsy Crafter fit the bill! They use up your broken crayons, are super simple, and only take a few minutes to make. For more, head here.
Trees for Your Tree
Top off your tree with more trees! It’s easy with this craft from One Little Project. The fuss is minimal, and the kids will love getting creative with Popsicle sticks. And the result? Too cute! For the instructions, click here.
These tree ornaments from Trisha Brink Design are cheerful, colorful, and beyond easy to make! All you need is Popsicle sticks, some glittery bling, and a few other materials to craft up a storm. Learn more here.
Paging Fun Mums has a great reason to go for a nature walk and collect some pinecones. With a quick coat of paint, some bling, and an artistic kiddo, you’ll have jazz your finds up and add them to your own tree at home. Get more info here.
Popsicle Stick Characters
How do you add a little character to your tree? These ornaments from Creative Me Inspired You can help. They’re friendly, they’re easy to make, and they’re fun enough for kids of all ages. Get more info here.
Mason Jar Magic
Here’s the thing about these pretty ornaments from Aunt Peaches: they don’t require any special craftiness skills from you! And who couldn’t use a little more sparkle this holiday season? Get more info here.
Want to make your Christmas tree extra adorable? Just whip up a few of these ornaments from Mama. Papa. Bubba. Kids will love stirring up the gingerbread baking soda clay— not to mention the decorating! Get more info here.
Harry Potter Holiday
Treat your young wizards to a truly creative ornament craft! Lemon Lime Adventures shows how to make fun and glittery potion ornaments that channel all your fave magical concoctions. Wicked! Get more info here.
Salt Dough Keepsakes
Ah, here’s a classic for you—courtesy of Mommypotamus. If you made salt dough ornaments as a kid, there’s no time like the present to start the tradition with your own little elves. Get more info here.
Take It to the Baymax
On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate this ornament’s awesomeness? Little fans of Big Hero 6 will love this idea from This Fairytale Life. And it’s off-the-charts easy to make, too! Get more info here.
Want to channel your inner Rudolph? Just take a cue from Little Bit Funky and add some reindeer thumbprint art to your tree! Best of all, these ornaments are super impressive but easy to make! Get more info here.
If your kids love bird-watching, then you’ve got to check out these ornaments from Saltwater-Kids. They’re perfect for all the feathered friends that visit your backyard—just hang them on a tree near a window and enjoy! Get more info here.
‘Tis the season for a recycling craft! With the help of Fireflies and Mud Pies, you can turn an old jar lid into an oh-so-cute reindeer ornament. It’s a great way to upcycle materials! Get more info here.
-— Abigail Matsumoto