Turn on the Christmas music, make a cup of hot cocoa and take out your hot glue gun! It’s time to get crafty this holiday season. Decorating your Christmas tree is fun, but also can be pricey. In order to maintain your budget while also sprucing up your tree with the best Instagram worthy decorations, try the DIY route! It’s amazing how much money you can save and how creative you can get by making your own Christmas ornaments. Plus, it is a great way to relax and unwind after a long work week. If you find yourself to be creatively challenged, here are some of the best DIY Christmas Ornaments we found on the web to help inspire you!
Mason Jar Ornaments
Via Clean & Scentsible
Got a bunch of mason jars lying around the house? Perfect! This simple DIY turns your mason jar lids into the perfect plaid Christmas ornament for your tree. All you will need is:
- Mason Jar lids
- Fabric Scraps
- Glue Gun
Cut out the center of the mason jar and wrap your fabric around the center piece and glue it with the glue gun. On the Remaining part of the lid attach the twine to the lid so it can hang from the tree. Apply a thin line of glue along the inside of the lid where you will attach the center piece wrapped in fabric. For the final touch, glue your cutout Christmas inspired picture or sticker to the center of the fabric and you're all done!
This tutorial decided to use flannel scraps for their fabric, but you can always change this to lace or a floral print to help bring out your own personal taste. Overall, this tutorial takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish.
Wood Slice Ornaments
Via The DIY Dreamer
If you have a rustic Christmas theme for your tree, then this DIY wood slice ornament is perfect! All you need is:
- Wood Slices With Holes In Them
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush
- Wax Paper
- Hot Glue Gun
- Wire Cutters
You start by getting your embellishments ready. In this tutorial, they used reindeer that were attached to clothespins. You can use stickers, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, stickers, etc. Wherever your creativity takes you. If you want to glitter them up, apply a coat of mod podge with a paint brush and sprinkle glitter over them. After they’ve dried, apply one more layer of mod podge over the glitter to seal it. Now, attach your embellishments with a hot glue gun onto the wooden slices. Then cut a piece of wire and tie it through the hole in the wood slice to hang on your tree, and you’re done!
Via Good Housekeeping
Give your Christmas tree a nice, fruity twist! Use the fruit that you would usually toss out and make them part of your tree.
For the orange ornaments, cut oranges into ¾ inch slices. Keep them as similar as possible in thickness. Place them on a baking sheet and place in the oven at around 150 degrees. Bake for 4 hours, checking on them and turning them every hour until they are completely dry with a little color left. Take them out and let them cool. Cut a hole at the top with a paring knife so you can put string through it to hang on your tree, and you're all done!
For the Apples ornaments, choose apples that are 2 inches across or smaller so they're not too heavy. To hang on your tree, take a floral wire and poke it through the apple until it feels secure and leave it as a hook to hang on the tree, and you’re all done!
Mini Snow Globe Ornament
Via No Biggie on Pinterest
For a white Christmas themed tree, these mini snow globe ornaments are a great DIY to incorporate into your ornaments. All you need is:
- Clear Plastic, Old Fashioned Christmas Light Bulb Ornaments
- Martha Stewart Course White Glitter
- Mini Bottle Brush Trees
- Red And White Striped Baker’s Twine
- Hot Glue Gun
Wash your brush trees and let them dry. Then apply a generous dollop of hot glue to the bottom of the tree and use a wooden skewer to press it down to the center of the light bulb. Use a funnel to add white glitter to each light bulb. Add a few drops of hot glue to the lid of the light bulb and screw it back on tight. Use the twine to tie a bow or use it as a hanger for the tree!