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68 DIY Christmas Ornaments - Best Homemade Christmas Tree Ornaments

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When it's time to create your festive Christmas tree this year, we know you will want to grab those tried-and-true ornaments that you have been using year after year, and for good reason, the memories they hold are priceless. And while they're a surefire way to spruce up your, well, spruce, we think DIY Christmas ornaments can be just as meaningful. (Especially if you can turn making handmade ornaments into a fun Christmas activity for the whole family and create memories together!) Whether you're already in the holiday spirit and can't wait to get to work, or want to hold off on making them until you've picked out your tree, there's never a wrong time to start thinking about what homemade Christmas ornaments you want to create this season.

To help get you inspired, we've put together some of our favorite easy-to-make DIY Christmas ornaments. Salt dough Christmas ornaments are super fun to make and the kids will love getting their hands messy helping out. And when you're done using the cookie cutters to cut out the ornaments, transform them into sweet ornaments. With so many DIY Christmas decorations and options to choose from, you're bound to find something that suits your taste. From options that are perfect for rustic trees, like tiny ornaments made of twine, to modern, metallic clay ornaments, and even Christmas cookie ornaments, there's a Christmas craft in here for everyone. So if you're looking to add a merry twist to your tree this year, we suggest you take a peek at some of these homemade ornaments.

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Shiny and Bright Cookie Cutter Ornament

After a run to the craft store, raid the baking supply drawer for materials to create a super sparkly, baking themed ornament.

To make: Hot-glue tinsel and mini Christmas notions in solid backed aluminum cutters to create sparkly ornaments

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Mini Bell Ornaments

Hang these pretty ornaments on your front door or drape on your tree.

To make: Stack mini molds and Bundt pans to form bell shapes; affix together using epoxy. Hot-glue small ornaments to the bottom to create the clappers. Glue ribbon loops and a bow to the top for hanging. Add a swag of greenery, if desired.

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Twine Wrapped Cookie Cutters

After you have gifted, or been gifted, this cute present topper makes a perfect and sweet Christmas ornament.

To make: Wrap a cookie cutter with baker’s twine (if your twine is thin, wrap two strands at a time). To hang on the tree, use a extra length of twine or a piece of ribbon.

Brian Woodcock

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Mini Santa Sleigh Ornament

Santa will delight all who spy him on the tree in his mini walnut shell sleigh.

To make: Draw eyes on the face of a small wooden peg doll with a fine-tip black marker. Wrap the body of the doll in red felt, holding it in place with hot glue. Create a small hat from red felt, gluing it to the doll's head with hot glue. Attach a mini pom pom to the hat. Cover a mini wooden cube in green felt, holding it in place with hold glue. Tie a ribbon around the present. Drill small holes on either end of half of a walnut shell. Thread a piece of thin twine through each hole, securing it on the inside of the shell with hot glue. Knot the twine at the top for hanging. Use hot glue to secure Santa and the present in the shell.

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Brian Woodcock

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Clothespin Ornament

Turn a classic country item, the clothespin, into a sweet Christmas ornament. Our version is made with mini clothespins, but you can use the regular sized variety if you prefer.

To make: Remove the springs from 14 mini clothespins. Turn the pieces from each clothespin around and glue them back to back. Glue the pins together to create a circular shape. Glue a piece of gold twine to one pin for hanging.

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Brian Woodcock

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Felt Olaf Ornament

Kids love Frozen, and this ornament will surely get them dancing around the tree signing "Let It Go" again and again (sorry parents!).

To make: Cut body shapes from white felt; attach to a tongue depressor with hot glue. Cut buttons, mouth and eyebrows from black felt; attach to body with hot glue. Glue mini googly eyes below the eyebrows. Cut a carrot nose from orange felt; attach below the eyes with hot glue. Glue mini twig arms and a piece of twine for hanging to the tongue depressor.

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Brian Woodcock

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Unicorn Ornament

Delight the kids and grandkids with this sweet and friendly DIY unicorn ornament

To make: Remove the cap from a glass or plastic ball ornament. Lightly water down a small amount of light pink acrylic paint. Carefully pour the paint in the opening of the ornament. Rotate the ornament until the inside is fully covered with paint; pour out excess. Allow to dry then reattach cap. Press desired color sculpting clay into a silicone unicorn mold to create ears and horn; allow to dry completely. Attach a mini unicorn horn, ears, and fake flowers with hot glue. Draw eyelashes just below the horn with a gold paint pen.

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Brian Woodcock

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Walnut Rudolf Ornament

Greet Santa with this fresh and friendly faced Rudolph ornament. His shiny red nose will lead Santa right to the cookies you left under the tree.

To make: Drill a small hole toward the top of a half of a walnut shell. Attach mini googly eyes, a mini red pom pom, and brown felt ears with hot glue. Thread a piece of twine through the hole and knot.

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Brian Woodcock

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Velvet Wrapped Ornament

Elegant and so simple, this DIY only takes 4 supplies to complete.

To make: Cut a square of velvet fabric. Wrap around a ball ornament, cinching it at the top. Tie a piece of ribbon around the cinch to hold closed and create a hanger. Tie a bow from the same ribbon and attach with hot glue. Attach small pearl craft bead with hot glue.

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Brian Woodcock

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Wooden Bead Snowman Ornament

We promise this sweet DIY Frosty won’t melt while he hangs on your tree this holiday season.

To make: Paint three wooden craft beads with white acrylic paint. When dry thread a piece twine through the holes of the beads and knot to hold together. Attach two black gem mini crystal rhinestones for the eyes and four for the buttons with hot glue. Snip a short lengths of orange felt and attach just below the eyes with hot glue. Attach stick arms to the side of the middle bead with hot glue. Flock arms, if desired. Wrap a thin length of red felt to a mini black top hat with hot glue. Glue a string to the top of the hat for hanging. Glue hat to snowman’s head.

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Brian Woodcock

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Decoupaged Tissue Paper Ornament

As simple as tearing and gluing this sweet and colorful ornament will take longer to dry than it does to make.

To make: Tear colorful tissue paper into small pieces. Attach to a clear glass or plastic ball ornament with glossy Mod Podge. Attach a small piece of ribbon or fabric over the ornament cap. Hang to dry.

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Aww Sam

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Gumball Machine Ornaments

Turn a clear, plain ornament into a brilliantly vivid mini gumball machine, complete with tiny candies (or pom poms if you prefer). People will be amazed that you made these cute replicas!

Get the tutorial at Aww Sam.

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All for the Memories

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Wood Slice State Ornaments

Celebrate your family's travels with these ornaments that have painted state decals on each wood slice. We think these also make the perfect gift for friends or family who travel often—and it doesn't have to be limited to states!

Get the tutorial at All for the Memories.

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Lovely Indeed

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Pom-Pom Christmas Character Ornaments

Make your own pom-pom-tastic Santas, reindeer, elves, and more with these adorable ornaments. The instructions include steps to make your own pom-poms too!

Get the tutorial at Lovely Indeed.

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Handmade Charlotte

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Painted Nut Ornaments

Nothing says Christmas more than snowmen, decorated trees, and...llamas? Why not! Your kids will love painting these cute ornaments made out of assorted nuts.

Get the tutorial at Handmade Charlotte.

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BRIAN WOODCOCK

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DIY Cross-Stitched Sleigh Ornament

What's more charming than a handmade ornament? One featuring a delightful Christmas scene, of course! This sleigh piled with presents fills the bill.

Get the pattern.

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BRIAN WOODCOCK

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DIY Dried Citrus Ornaments

Citrus ornaments look almost like stained glass when the light shines through them. To string your own strand, all you need are navel and blood oranges, parchment paper, two cookie sheets, jute or natural twine, a skewer or nail, and decorative hooks.

Make the Ornaments:

1. Preheat oven to 250°F.

2. Cut oranges crosswise into 1/4-inch slices (four oranges make a six-foot garland).

3. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Pat orange slices dry with paper towels, and place them on cookie sheets in a single layer.

4. Bake for approximately 3 hours or until dry. (To ensure the slices dry flat, turn them over at the midway mark.) Remove from oven.

5. Using a skewer or nail, poke two holes into the top of each orange slice.

6. Thread twine through each hole, evenly spacing the oranges on the garland. Tie off each end with a loop, and hang from hooks.

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DIY Paper Candle Ornaments

These timeless paper ornaments almost look like real candles from a distance. Luckily for parents of small children though, these ones are far less dangerous.

Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Built.

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Studio DIY

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DIY Rudolph Ornaments

We love this idea for ornaments—but they'd make for super-cute gift toppers too. Make more than one, and you've got yourself an entire herd of pastel-colored reindeer.

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY.

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Alice & Lois

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DIY Wood Bead Snowflake Ornament

These rustic ornaments feature monochromatic twine and simple wooden beads. Whether your style is glam or a little less showy, they'll look wonderful on your tree.

Get the tutorial at Alice & Lois.

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DIY Sugar Cookie Ornaments

The best part of baking up a batch of "ornament cookies" is forgetting they're for the tree—oh, and nibbling on a few. (We won't tell!)

Get the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

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Lia Griffith

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DIY Paper House Ornaments

These tiny paper houses are too cute. Hung from a well-lit tree, they'll quickly add coziness and warmth to any living room.

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.

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Printable Retro Ornaments

Wooden beads and embroidery floss bring these chic ornaments to life. They're just as beautiful as their vintage counterparts—but way less expensive!

Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Built.

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DIY Cinnamon Stick Tree Ornament

Not only does this easy-to-craft ornament look pretty, but it also smells great! Hot glue brings together rosemary, cinnamon sticks, and gemstones for a festive and eye-catching final look.

To make: Bend a 30" piece of naturally coiled wrapped wire in half to form a loop, then gently push each end into the hollow part of a cinnamon stick. Use hot glue to attach cut sprigs of fresh rosemary for branches and small gems for ornaments.

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One Little Project

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Wrapped Yarn Ornaments

What we love most about these colorful DIY ornaments is that you can make them year-round. For Christmas, use green yarn to create a tree. Feel like getting crafty on Valentine's Day? We're loving this heart-shaped version.

Get the tutorial at One Little Project.

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Hip2Save

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Flannel Embroidery Hoop Ornaments

There's something about flannel that has the word "Christmas" written all over it—so what better fabric to incorporate into your ornaments? For another rustic touch, add your favorite iron-on decals.

Get the tutorial at Hip2Save.

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Honeybear Lane

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Christmas List Ornament

Chances are, your kids already have their Christmas lists put together, which makes this ornament even more timely. Have them write down what they want on a thin sheet of paper and wrap it around a bobbin to create this personal decoration.

Get the tutorial at Honeybear Lane.

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Alice & Lois

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Blue Marble Ornaments

Looking for a modern addition to your Christmas tree? We suggest these pretty marbled ornaments. Feel free to go for an icy feel with this cool blue hue, or you can choose a seasonal red and green color palette.

Get the tutorial at Alice & Lois.

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The Cottage Market

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Twine Tree Ornaments

For those who love a farmhouse aesthetic, it doesn't get any better than these mini Christmas trees made from twine and metal. They'll give any tree a totally rustic feel.

Get the tutorial at The Cottage Market.

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The Inspiration Edit

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Wooden Rudolph Ornaments

It's a snap to make these cute Rudolph ornaments—plus, their sparkly red noses will look so pretty next to your twinkle lights!

Get the tutorial at The Inspiration Edit.

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How To Decorate A Christmas Tree Like A Professional

We all want to decorate the perfect Christmas tree with baubles, ornaments and lights perfectly coordinated in a festive and stylish scheme. In reality, however, it's easier said than done. Decorating a Christmas tree is no mean feat, especially for the perfectionists among us, but if your home is your pride and joy and the tree is the centrepiece of your home come the festive season, we've got you covered.

We've spoken to a range of style and decorating experts, including the team at Balsam Hill – whose artificial Christmas trees have graced the TV sets of The X Factor, Good Morning Britain and This Morningabout how to decorate your Christmas tree to make it look like you hired a professional, plus how to choose the right Christmas tree decorations to suit your theme.

But before we begin, like any task, you need to have the right tools to ensure the safe and proper set up of your Christmas tree. This includes cotton gloves for shaping branches (it's quite the task!), scissors with safety handles for materials, packaging or equipment, and a sturdy ladder or step stool for installing toppers and arranging décor on taller trees.

So now you're all set up, fancy getting that Insta-worthy look with very little effort? Read on for tips from the pros...

1. Invest in a high-quality artificial tree

Christmas trees crafted from premium materials provide sturdy and reliable support for decorations. You'll find that high-quality trees are generally more durable and can stand up to repeated use year after year, all whilst maintaining its beautiful look.

Opt for a traditional tree rather than a trend-led one so that it doesn't go 'out of date' after a few years, plus a traditional design gives you the perfect base to layer and decorate as you wish.

Pre-lit Christmas trees are a firm household favourite because it saves time in untangling all those lights, however, a benefit of buying an unlit tree is that you can choose whatever style of lights you want. When it comes to size, 7ft Christmas trees are now extremely popular but you should always choose a tree that fits in your space and doesn't leave it feeling too cramped. If you're tight on space, there are some great slim Christmas trees on the market, including narrow pencil designs, which may be a better fit. And remember, to prevent wear and tear on your Christmas tree, consider models with advanced features that offer easy set up and storage.

Tip: When buying your tree, ensure you have the right Christmas tree storage, such as storage bags and boxes, as well as storage for wreaths, garlands and lights, so that you're fully equipped when you take your Christmas tree down and pack everything away.

Alternatively, if you want a real Christmas tree, there's a great selection available to buy at tree farms, markets or home & DIY stores. See all the tree varieties available, including Nordmann Fir and Norway Spruce, in our real Christmas trees guide.

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2. Fluff and shape branches

Fluffing the branches helps to make your Christmas tree look fuller and more natural. This can be a very time-consuming task, but trust us, the end result is more than worth it. Separate each branch so they fan out to cover as much area as possible and don't hesitate to bend individual branches to fill in gaps. A properly shaped tree is an appealing sight, however minimal or lavish your embellishments may be. Once again, remember to wear gloves and long sleeves if possible to avoid any scrapes on your hands and arms.

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3. Design around a theme

A professional-looking Christmas tree has a central look that ties the decorations together. Deciding on a theme before choosing your decorations sets the tone and gives you a clear idea on how to decorate your tree. Need some inspiration? Why not take a look at John Lewis' Christmas themes this year – from Winter Fayre to Santa's Rainbow Workshop, there are six key looks to help you decorate this festive season. And Homebase has shared four festive themes, from Party Nights to Refined Nature, to help create a look that's traditionally Christmas.

4. Choose the right colours (and materials)

Once you've decided on your theme, curate a colour palette to bring it to life. For example, for a traditional yet opulent look stick to a red and gold colour combination, for a Scandi vibe layer shades of white and soft neutrals, or choose blue and silver for an icy cool look. Stick to two (definitely no more than three) colours to keep the look contained rather than cluttered. Also think about materials and texture: plush velvet baubles lends itself well to a luxe tree, whilst paper and wooden decorations are ideal for any Nordic-inspired or minimalist trees.

Less is always more but it is Christmas after all, so above everything else, decorate your tree in whatever way makes you happy! The decorating rulebook is certainly relaxed at Christmastime, so have fun with it.

5. Start with the lights first

While pre-lit Christmas trees are popular and will save you time (and money), you'll need Christmas tree lights if you have a plain tree (real or artificial). As a general rule of thumb, the lighting experts at Lights4fun advise 100 bulbs or 5 metres of lights per 2ft of Christmas tree. So for a 6ft tree, you'd need 300 bulbs or 15 metres of lights.

The first, most important thing you need to do when decorating your Christmas tree, is to always add the lights first – it's more difficult to do this after you've added decorations like baubles and garlands.

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Balsam Hill advise that you use the plug as the starting point, wrapping the lights around your Christmas tree's trunk, working your way up from the centre of the base of your tree. Continue wrapping the lights evenly around the branches nearest to the trunk, and then weave it upwards from the middle of the crown.

'When you reach the crown, weave your way back down, arranging the lights further out on the branches,' Balsam Hill advise. 'Keep weaving the lights until you reach the tips of the branches.'

And remember, when weaving, the bulb should be positioned under a branch and the next bulb over a branch, and so forth.

6. Balance the décor

Given the many Christmas tree decorations you're likely to have, you have to ensure that everything is well-balanced and spread out to your liking. Arrange embellishments from the top of the tree and then work towards the bottom. This way, you can easily check your design as you dress up your tree.

7. Cluster your baubles

Balsam Hill's design consultant, Brad Schmidt, recommends clustering three baubles of different sizes to add flair and visual appeal. You can either put the same pieces together or choose contrasting ones.

The White Company echo this suggestion – to create a balanced, visually pleasing tree, buy baubles in threes, sixes, or twelves, and add these on first in a 'Z' shape. You should hang larger baubles closer to the centre of the tree to give it more depth, and use small ones towards the end of the branches.

Dangle delicate glass baubles at the top of the tree to prevent any breakages, and add special ones last to ensure they are in the perfect position.

And how much baubles will you need? The White Company recommends 80 baubles for a 7.5ft tree.

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8. Layer and style ribbons

Another expert tip is to layer your Christmas tree with decorative ribbons, which will elevate your tree's aesthetic. You may use one type of ribbon or pair ribbons of contrasting textures and different widths to create more impact.

Brad recommends using ribbons with wired edges, as these are easier to sculpt into loops, rolls or bows, and they hold shape better than non-wired ribbons. Follow these simple techniques for arranging ribbons on your tree.

9. Use tree picks

Tree picks and floral sprays come in many forms, such as decorated branches, twigs, berries, or even pine cones – use them as subtle accents to complement the entire look of your tree. Grouping picks together using floral wire is a creative way to elevate the visual appeal of your tree without overpowering other decorations.

They are great for adding lively splashes of colour, not only to Christmas trees, but to wreaths and garlands, too. Make sure to choose picks with bendable stems to make shaping easier.

10. Add scented ornaments

Now you can get your artificial Christmas tree to smell like a real one thanks to scented ornaments – it'll fill your whole room with the magic of Christmas. Buy a bottle of the Scentsicles scented paper tube sticks (with hooks included) and nestle them amongst the decorations in your tree for that freshly cut scent. You'll have a fresh fragrance in an instant with scents including cinnamon, berry or winter fir. You can also buy scented decorations from The White Company to match with your tree theme.

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11. Choose the right tree topper

A statement tree topper is a beautiful way to complete the designer look of your tree. Make sure to choose one that best fits your theme and the proportion of your tree, and take into consideration the height of your ceiling too. Star tree toppers or angels are traditionally the most popular, but there are lots of alternative designs to choose from, including personalised designs, or you could make your own topper.

Glitter-embellished large tree topper, Selfridges / Capiz Star Tree Topper, Dunelm / Starburst Tree Topper, John Lewis

12. Finish off with a tree skirt

Often overlooked, a Christmas tree skirt is the finishing touch to your decorations and serves to balance the overall design of your Christmas tree. Tree skirts have many benefits too, from covering the unsightly 'legs', trunk or stand of a tree, to protecting your floors and carpets from any fallen pine needles (if you have a real tree).

It naturally draws attention to the tree's lower portion and helps to produce a complete, harmonious look. Plus, it's the perfect backdrop for beautifully wrapped Christmas presents. Alternatively, if you have a potted Christmas tree or one that comes in a basket, opt for a tree rug instead.

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50 cool do-it-yourself Christmas decorations

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Unique Christmas decorations made of paper, felt, plastic bottles, wine corks and other materials.

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Christmas decorations from bushings

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What you need

  • Bushing;
  • scissors;
  • yarn.

How to

Bend the sleeve and cut across into several equal wide pieces.

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Separate many identical pieces from the yarn.

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Unfold the bushings. Insert a piece of yarn folded in half into one of them.

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Pass the ends of the thread through the resulting loop and tighten.

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Tie a few more pieces of yarn in this way. Move the threads that are on the sleeve so that the cardboard is not visible.

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Tie the piece from the sleeve completely with thread.

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Divide the ends of the yarn into two parts. Twist each of them lightly and pull through the ring. The detailed process is shown in the video below. Straighten the threads.

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Over the ring, tie the yarn with another piece of thread, forming a hat.

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Trim the ends of the threads so that you get a fluffy pompom.

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In the same way, make hats from the remaining parts of the sleeve. For hanging, tie yarn loops on top.

What other options are

from the bushings you get beautiful snowflakes:

Another design:

You can make a New Year's ball:

Santa Claus:

and even a mini -circle with cocoa:

Ice Cream Sticks Christmas Decorations

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What You Need

  • Ice Cream Sticks;
  • ruler;
  • pencil;
  • scissors;
  • wood glue;
  • toothpick;
  • brush;
  • brown;
  • paint red;
  • twine or other thread;
  • white paint.

How to make

Cut off the tips of four sticks so that you have two pieces 6.3 cm long and two pieces 7.6 cm long. cm. Prepare two more whole sticks about 11 cm long. If you have other sticks, adjust the size by eye yourself.

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On two solid parts, make three marks 1.9 cm apart. First measure from the place where the rounding of the stick ends. Apply glue with a toothpick to the marks on one piece.

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Place it on the edge and glue three short identical parts to it, as shown in the photo.

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Glue the marks on the second whole stick and attach it to the short pieces.

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When the blank is dry, cover it with brown paint. The rest of the sticks are red. Let the coating dry completely.

Place the four pieces with rounded tops on the short sticks, two long ones in the middle and the other two on the edges. Leave small gaps between them. Trim their straight edges with a whole stick. On the other side, put the last piece.

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Gently glue the red pieces onto the brown blank. Remove the whole stick, you won't need it anymore. Tie a piece of twine to the short red part on both sides so that you get a loop.

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Paint the edges of the red pieces white.

The second part of the video shows how to make an incredibly cool ski set using the same sticks:

What other options are there

Here the sled is made in a different way:

wooden snowman, Santa Claus and a Christmas tree:

In this video there is also an angel, a star, a car and a fence:

And here are some very simple wooden snowflakes:

Christmas decorations made of paper

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What you need

  • Light paper;
  • ruler;
  • pencil;
  • scissors;
  • awl;
  • golden rope;
  • fine wire;
  • glue;
  • large light bead;
  • bright paper.

How to

Cut out a 15 cm square and a 15 x 8 cm rectangle from paper.

Fold the edge of the square about 1 cm. Then turn it over and fold it in the opposite direction again. Repeat until you have folded the entire piece like an accordion.

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Gather the rectangle into an accordion too, starting from the narrow edge.

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Fold a large square harmonica in half. Make a hole in the middle of the fold with an awl.

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Fold the second accordion in half and pierce in the same place.

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Cut as much string as needed to make a hanging loop. Fold the ends together, form a loop and tie a knot. Remove excess.

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Wrap the wire around the loop. Fold the ends together. Pass the wire through the opening of the large harmonica.

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Pull out almost the entire rope. Then, in the same way, thread the wire with the rope into the hole of the small accordion.

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Tighten the rope so that the parts touch each other. Glue the two halves of a large harmonica.

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Apply glue to the bottom of the small harmonica and attach it to the large one.

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Put a bead on the wire and lower it to the paper blank. Remove the wire. Tie the rope in a knot over the bead so that it does not fall out.

Spread the wings of the angel by lifting the paper towards the bead. Straighten the bottom.

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Glue a heart made of bright paper under the bead.

This video tutorial shows how to make this toy have a collar instead of a heart. And there are three other ways to create an angel out of paper.

What other options are

This is how to make a voluminous paper ball:

This small Christmas tree is made using the origami technique:

Here they explain how to make a volumetric paper star:

in similar equipment in similar equipment in similar equipment in similar equipment in similar equipment in similar equipment in similar equipment in similar equipment in similar equipment create a cute deer:

And a unicorn:

Felt Christmas decorations

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What you need

  • Cardboard;
  • pencil;
  • scissors;
  • green felt;
  • chalk;
  • invisible or staples;
  • needle;
  • thread green;
  • light ribbon;
  • synthetic winterizer or wadding;
  • ready-made red bow or red ribbon;
  • glue gun;
  • bulk paint or beads.

How to

Draw a small circle on the cardboard. Draw a smaller circle inside. For convenience, you can circle the covers or something else. Cut out the shape along all lines.

Place the template on the felt and trace around with chalk. You will need two of these parts.

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Cut out the pieces of felt.

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Fold one of them in half. With scissors, make a zigzag edge on a small semi-circle.

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Overlay this part on another. Inside should be the sides with chalk marks. Make the same patterned edge at the second part, cutting along the contour of the first. Then make the edge openwork and on the outside of both pieces of felt.

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For reliability, connect the parts temporarily with stealth or paper clips. Sew around the outer edge. Leave a small hole in one place. Put the ribbon there so that you get a loop, and sew it up.

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Stuff the toy with padding polyester or cotton and sew up the inside edge. Glue a ready-made or homemade ribbon bow from below.

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Make small toys on the wreath from bulk paint or beads.

What other options are there

Any felt toys are very cool. Here, for example, is the cutest New Year's boot:

Elegant holiday bells:

And this video shows how to make several toys: a gingerbread man, a house, a deer, a bullfinch, a Christmas pudding, a heart and an angel.

Foamiran Christmas decorations

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What you need

  • Glitter foamiran in two different colors;
  • pencil - optional;
  • scissors;
  • glue gun;
  • ribbon;
  • beads.

How to do

Cut out eight small circles from foamiran of each color. To make them even, take some kind of cover and press it on the material from the back or circle it with a pencil.

Fold each circle in half and cut along the fold.

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Then fold each piece in half with the glitter side inward. Glue from the inside on the straight side.

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Now connect two triangles of the same color. You need to glue them in the places where the folds are. In total, you will get eight blanks of each color.

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Apply glue to the straight side of one piece and attach another color element to it. Attach six more shapes, alternating colors. The extremes must be different.

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Make another one like this. Lightly spread both on the glitter side.

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Glue the blanks together by connecting the colored parts in the same way as in the previous step. From above and below, glue those places where the reverse side of the foamiran is visible. The detailed process is in the video below.

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Cut out two small strips of foamiran of each color. Glue each one in half lengthwise.

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Twist one strip, lubricating it with glue for reliability. Attach a loop of tape to the edge of the second strip and also form a glued “snail”.

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Spread glue from the inside of the hole on the ball. Insert the prepared parts there. They should stick out about half way.

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Glue beads into the holes between the bottom and top of the balloon.

What other options are there

Another foamiran ball - spiral:

Beautiful hearts:

Outskirts:

and an elegant wreath:

Firum for toys from plastic bottles

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Boty Betka, which is needed;

  • decorative tape;
  • scissors;
  • utility knife;
  • glue gun;
  • thin ribbons in two different colors;
  • fabric adhesive - optional.
  • How to do

    Tape the bottle around the bottle in two places above and below where the constriction begins. Between the inner edges of the tape, the bottle should be straight. Cut along these lines.

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    You will no longer need the bottom and top of the bottle. Divide the middle cut piece into four identical rings.

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    Gently burn the edges of each with a hot iron. Apply a little hot glue to the part in one place and attach the tip of the ribbon at an angle.

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    Wrap the ring all the way, always keeping the tape at the same angle. Cut off the excess tip and fix the decor with glue.

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    Use fabric glue to attach the sequins to the ribbon. You can use hot glue, but you have to apply it very carefully so that it is not visible.

    Wrap another ring with ribbon of the same color and decorate with sequins. Wrap the other two details with a ribbon of a different shade; you do not need to decorate them additionally.

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    Lubricate one ring on the outside with hot glue in two opposite places. Place the part inside another identical ring. Glue them so that they are perpendicular to each other.

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    Put the third ring on the workpiece and fix it at the intersections of the previous two - evenly between them.

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    Perpendicular to the element just added, glue the last ring.

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    Tie a ribbon at the intersection and make a beautiful bow out of it. Here, tie a loop for hanging from a ribbon of a different color.

    Other options

    Make angels with the same plastic rings:

    Make flowers:

    ELLEDECORATION

    Decorative boxes

    To make Christmas tree decorations with your own hands, it is enough to have a basic knowledge of working with scissors and paper. Multi-colored thin cardboard makes cute surprise boxes - tie them up with bright ribbons and hang them on the Christmas tree. These decorative boxes can also be used to decorate a Christmas wreath and a New Year's table.

    Photo
    Maxim Roslovtsev
    Style
    Marina Shvechkova

    Birch bark decorations

    You can go further and make Christmas tree decorations out of birch bark. Draw the outline of future toys using a stencil (these can be stars, hearts, rhombuses and other simple shapes) and cut out New Year's toys with a wood cutter and household scissors. Eco-style is one of the popular trends in Christmas tree decoration of the last few years .

    Christmas wreath made of wire and spruce branches

    You can make a miniature Christmas wreath using plain metal wire and fir branches. First, make a round hanger with a hook out of wire, then tie the frame with green branches (these can be spruce paws, eucalyptus, dried herbs). As a decor, decorate the composition with small branches with berries, bells, beads, ribbons and other decorations that you can find at home.

    Christmas trees from branches

    By the way, you can make a mini Christmas tree from ordinary twigs or twigs. For work you will need: white wicker basket, white acrylic paint, string or satin ribbon, garden shears, brush . The "trunk" - a thick rod - is laid on a horizontal surface, after which they begin to assemble the "tree". Between themselves, the rods are fastened with a rope or tape. Two thick rods are threaded into the handles of a wicker basket (see photo). The tree is installed so that its trunk is securely fixed between two parallel guides. Then we paint the Christmas tree with white paint. It remains to hang balls and a garland on it.

    Photo
    Gleb Kordovsky
    Photo
    E. Kostkina

    Take the recipe for gingerbread: if your Christmas tree will be fragrant

    ginger, cardamom and cinnamon , it will only add to its charm. To make holes in future cookies for hanging on a Christmas tree, use a straw for cocktails and make a hole with it in a raw cookie on a baking sheet. Finished cookies can be decorated with colored sugar icing. Such New Year's sweets can be hung on a Christmas tree, or you can string them on a ribbon and make a fragrant garland for a room or use them to decorate New Year's gifts!

    Photo
    Maxim Rosloslovtsev
    Style
    Marina Shvechkova

    New Year's decor from citrus fruits

    Edible Christmas tree decorations can be made and made of citrus. Take an orange or lemon, cut into circles and put them in the oven for a few minutes or dry them in advance (the best place is the windowsill above the radiator). It remains to carefully make a hole and hang it on the Christmas tree with wire or beautiful braid!

    Shut up!

    To make Christmas decorations with your own hands, sewing skills will also come in handy. Soft toys can be sewn from colorful scraps and decorated with embroidery, buttons, beads and seed beads. Pieces of colored fabric make cute bags in which you can pack mini-gifts for children. Let the kids themselves remove them from the spruce branches.

    Homemade Christmas balls

    Transparent glass balls for the Christmas tree (look for blanks in craft stores) — an inexhaustible field for creativity! To give them a personality, place inside a feather, a piece of gold foil, fur, a curl of shavings, a spikelet, a shiny serpentine n or just a green twig. Each ball can be wrapped with a ribbon with a handwritten wish for each guest - you get an unusual New Year's gift.

    Christmas balls, Designimdorf, www.designimdorf.de

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    www.designimdorf.de

    A transparent Christmas ball can also be decorated using decoupage technique , pasting it from the inside with a pattern from a napkin. Or wrap the outside with lace and decorate with braid, ivy sprig, bow or string of beads.

    Florariums

    Another trendy decoration for the Christmas tree and an original New Year's gift is the florarium, a living arrangement of plants in a glass bowl. It does not require complex care and will decorate your home for many years. Such florariums can be made with your own hands, or you can buy in a flower studio.

    Florarium - a Christmas toy and an original New Year's gift.


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