Our Most Memorable DIY Christmas Ornaments
Crystal Bead Garland
String together this simple, yet oh-so-stunning, garland made from cut-up acrylic tubing, icy blue beads, and some cord.
Glittered Cupcake Ornaments
Transform glass baubles into sweet treats with this fun and festive project. Don't forget the (beaded) sprinkles and cherry on top!
Sea Glass Ornaments
Turn ordinary glass ball ornaments into shimmery tokens of the sea with a bit of sea glass paint for a pretty frosted effect.
Dresden Rosette Ornaments
We stacked an assortment of Dresdens in star and snowflake shapes to create a delicate yet dimensional look.
Plaid Ball Ornaments
Cherish the classics with these homey, holiday ornaments made out of styrofoam balls and plaid fabric.
A dreamy mobile, crafted from iced cookie cutouts strung from a painted embroidery hoop, is a simple, pretty decoration.
Glittered Shell Ornaments
Dust shells, sea stars, and sand dollars with glitter—a single color, or two shades blended for an ombre effect—or simply leave as is.
Shooting Star Ornaments
The winter night sky offers a whole other world of inspiration. To hang these stars as ornaments, add a loop of metallic cord between them before gluing.
Drum-shaped ornaments are among the most iconic Christmas decorations. But you don't need to scour antiques stores and flea markets to drum up your own set—all it takes to make the ornaments are plain wooden boxes, festive ribbon, and glue.
The basic technique for all the ornaments is the same. Bend a pipe cleaner in half and twist once at the top for a loop.