Gorgeous DIY Christmas Ornaments

Remember those homemade Christmas ornaments you would make in art class with leftover popsicle sticks and dried macaroni? Luckily for you and your taste for chic holiday aesthetics, DIY ornaments have gotten a major upgrade.

It is possible to create completely gorgeous and glam Christmas tree ornaments entirely on your own. It's also possible to make these beautiful baubles with craft supplies you most likely have lying around your house. No, that doesn't include a box of Kraft mac and cheese.

Of course, we always love a good, glittery craft project, but we're especially fond of getting our hands dirty during the holiday season. What better way to show off your DIY skills and create something totally personalized and homemade than with some creative Christmas tree ornaments?

These crafts are so beautiful, you'll be eager to boast them smack-dab in the middle of your holiday tree. And the best part is that you can make these with your (age-appropriate) kids, and have them for years to come. So bust out your glitter stash, hot glue gun and favorite holiday soundtrack, and get ready to make some beautiful ornaments this year. 


  • C-Dazzled

    We love the mirrored surface and pop of metallic on these ornaments, and the broken glass appearance is super easy to make! This craft, featured on Creme de le Craft, is made from cut up old CDs. What a glam way to upcycle!

  • Toilet Paper Stars

    These sparkly star ornaments from Blog a la Cart are made simply from glitter, mod podge and upcycled toilet paper rolls. Yes, toilet paper rolls. Couldn't be easier.

  • Seashell Shocked

    Simply Salvage calls these ornaments "Shabby Chic," and they are relatively simple to make. With just a few pieces of supplies, you can have rustic ornaments in no time.

  • Musical Notes

    Singing Christmas carols is always an iconic part of the holidays, but now you can sport your favorite tunes in the form of an ornament. These chic pieces from Craftberry Bush are elegantly made from old sheet music.

  • Visions of Lollipops

    Everyone loves candy for Christmas, so make these unique and adorable lollipop ornaments simply from colored clay and wooden sticks. Fancy House Road tells you how.

  • Teardrop Design

    For a really special design, make these teardrop ornaments as featured on Fave Crafts. You just need some careful placing and patience.

  • Counting Stars

    A little glass glitter makes for a standout piece during the holidays. Mix up the traditional red, green and metallic Christmas colors with some pink, like this star ornament featured on Simply the Sweet Life.

  • Minnie Mouse-Inspired

    Who doesn't love polka dots? These ornaments from Spoonful pay homage to Minnie Mouse, and are the perfect craft to make with the kiddos. With some scrapbook paper, hole punchers and glue you'll have a stylish Christmas tree piece in no time.

  • Seeing Red

    These ornaments from I Love to Create are made beautiful with the help of some well-placed tule and red glitter. They make for a beautiful sparkly addition to any tree.

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