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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

Becky Stayner

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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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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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.


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.


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.


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.


Jane Merritt / The House That Lars Built

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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.


Mike Garten / Good Housekeeping

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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.


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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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


DIY Christmas Ornaments - How To Make Homemade Christmas Tree Ornaments

Cherished Bliss

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Wood Slice Ornament

Going for a natural vibe this year? Craft these cute wood slice ornaments with tiny antlers burned into them. They almost look store-bought!

Get the tutorial at Cherished Bliss.


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Sequin Ball Ornaments

The easiest way to DIY your own ornaments? Buy a kit! This one by Royal Sequins on Etsy comes with everything you need to make these glamorous ornaments: glitter, pins, seed beads, sequins, styrofoam, and ribbon.

BUY NOW Sequin Ornament Ball Kit, $10

The Girl Creative

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Jingle Bells Ornament

All you need for this simple and festive DIY is a few bells, pipe cleans, ribbon, and a hot glue gun. It's quick and easy!

Get the tutorial at The Girl Creative.

Easy Peasy and Fun

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Twig Tree Ornaments

Turn a few twigs from your yard and some popsicle sticks from your freezer into tree ornaments. Buy a few star-shaped sequins to use as ornaments and give the whole craft a shimmer.

Get the tutorial at Easy Peasy and Fun.

Erika Lapresto

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Knit Hat Ornament

Hang cute, little knit hats on your tree to enforce extra cozy vibes in your home. Can you imagine how they'd look surrounded by twinkling lights?

Get the tutorial from Woman's Day.

Making My Abode

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Ice Skate Ornaments

These felt ice skate ornaments use a paper clip as the blade, and they couldn't get any cuter. I mean, look at the faux fur on top and the little buttons!

Get the tutorial at Making My Abode.

Tinsel + Trim

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Wood Bead Snowflake Ornaments

Instead of glass or paper snowflakes this year, display wood bead ones. This DIY requires a bit of effort, but the results are gorgeous.

Get the tutorial from Tinsel + Trim.

House Beautiful

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Marble Ornament

Get behind the popular Pinterest trend by DIY-ing your very own marbleized ornaments. They're chic, customizable, and downright easy to do. It's also a perfect craft to do on a cold, snowy day.

Get the tutorial at House Beautiful.

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Popsicle Ornaments

When you're really missing summer, these are the perfect ornaments to throw up on your tree.

Get the tutorial at Tell, Love, & Party.

Courtesy of The Crafted Life

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Photo Ornaments

This is where all your Instagramming efforts finally come in handy. Pick your favorite snapshots, and display them on the tree for all to see.

Get the tutorial at The Crafted Life.


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Painted Wood Ornaments

If all you want to do is a little painting, this Christmas ornament paint kit on Etsy is a must-have. It comes with 10 wooden Christmas ornaments, six acrylic paints, a paint palette, two paintbrushes, and 10 satin cords to hang them.

BUY NOW DIY Christmas Ornament Paint Kit, $24

Alice & Lois

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Fabric-Covered Tree Ornaments

The color and pattern possibilities are endless with this one. You can go for a traditional color scheme or simply pick your all-time favorite design.

Get the tutorial at Alice & Lois.

Courtesy of Sarah Hearts

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Glitter Scallop Ornaments

Glue, glitter, and blank ornaments in a variety of colors make this DIY a fairly basic one–yet still full of fun.

Get the tutorial at Sarah Hearts.

Courtesy of Lia Griffith

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Retro Paper Ornaments

These are super simple to make, but the shapes and colors will pop on your tree. Gather colored paper, thread, and glue for this one.

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.

Courtesy of Studio DIY

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Mini Donuts

Prefer a bright, vibrant Christmas tree? Cover a pink or white tree in colorful donut ornaments. These will take a little effort, but they're totally worth it.

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY!.


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Embellished Tree Ornament

Give your tree a cute little tree of its own with this DIY embellished tree ornament kit. The mini Christmas lights and gems make it a true stunner.

BUY NOW Christmas Tree Ornament Kit, $13

Young House Love

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Kid's Art Ornaments

What better way to take your kid's (or nieces', nephews', neighbors'—whatever!) art and turn it into something even more magical to hang on your tree?

Get the tutorial at Young House Love.

Courtesy of Lia Griffith

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Paper Geode Ornaments

These are made entirely out of paper. Yes, we know, shocking but true! They're perfect if you're going for a glittery gold, silver, white, and black aesthetic.

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.

Lark & Linen

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Marble Star Ornaments

This DIY ornament gives off major seashell vibes. Bring a piece of the beach right into your home with this easy-to-follow tutorial.

Get the tutorial at Linen & Lark.

Lia Griffith

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Pinecone Owls

It's safe to say these felt birds are a total hoot, right down to their pipe-cleaner talons.

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.

Danielle Occhiogrosso

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Advent Calendar Ornaments

Instead of opening a flimsy cardboard box, hang up a DIY advent calendar on a ladder or the tree. Decorated muslin craft bags conceal treats, toys, and messages from Santa—and you can fill them again next year, too.

The Navage Patch

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Gilded Ornaments

These glam gilded ornaments will make a statement on any tree you put them on.

Get the tutorial at The Navage Patch.

Crafts a la mode

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Glass Popcorn Ornaments

You'll be popping the kernels inside the glass bulbs, so wait until they've cooled to handle.

Get the tutorial at Crafts a la mode.

One Artsy Mama

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Felt Coffee Cups

Pay tribute to your favorite daily beverage with this cute and festive DIY felt coffee cup ornament.

Get the tutorial at One Artsy Mama.

China Village

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Snowy Golden Pinecone

These DIY ornaments are extremely easy—and perfect for a kids' craft. Just dip pinecones in white paint and dust them in a little gold for total glam vibes.

Get the tutorial at From China Village.

Live Craft Eat

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Christmas Star Yarn Ornaments

Spare some of your knitting yarn to make these super cute star ornaments. They look hard, but they're really not!

Get the tutorial at Live Craft Eat.

Miki Duisterhof

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Old School Lights Ornaments

These shimmery ornaments get their twinkle from a coat of glitter, so there's no chance of one burning out.

Get the tutorial at Country Living.


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Felt Berry Ornaments

These simple ornaments are made of felt, twine, white pom poms, and a wood button. You can buy all of the necessities in a kit that comes with instructions!

BUY NOW Christmas Berry Ornament Kit, $10

The Crafted Life

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Temporary Tattoo Ornament

Yes, these ornaments can be DIY-ed using temporary tattoos—aka they're completely customizable and fun to do. These ornaments take ten minutes or less to complete, so you can deck out your entire Christmas tree in them if you wish.

Get the tutorial at The Crafted Life.

Lara Robby/Studio D

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Brass Tacks Ornament

Stud styrofoam balls with pushpins or wrap them with kitchen twine for a textured finish, and you'll have elegant ornaments in no time.

Get the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

50 cool do-it-yourself Christmas decorations

November 27, 2021LikbezDo it yourself

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



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 ends 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:


and an elegant wreath:

Firum for toys from plastic bottles

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  • 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.

    What other options are

    Cleak from the same plastic rings of angels:

    Make flowers:

    or an unusual toy with stars:

    New Year's Christmas tree decorations

    9000 9000) Christ and for the new year to surprise your loved ones. And you can bring the onset of the celebration closer with your creative forces. Take note of the original ideas that we have collected in the selection below, and then the upcoming winter holidays will sparkle with completely new colors. Do not be afraid to create, involve all the household in the process - this will bring the family closer, and maybe even become the beginning of a new tradition.

    Winter flowers

    It is not difficult to make a beautiful New Year's tree blossom. In order to make such Christmas and New Year toys with your own hands on the eve of 2018, you don’t even need to use special colored paper, opting for old books or newspapers. Such buds will look original, and you will pay tribute to the now fashionable eco-direction. So, let's get started:

    • cut out a perfect square from paper;
    • fold it in the way shown in the photo;
    • repeat this with the remaining 4 sheets of paper;
    • glue the resulting blanks, forming a flower;
    • we decorate the middle with tinsel, a bead, in a word, everything that seems suitable to you.

    Ice Shards

    Who would have thought that old CDs could be used to create such creative balls? Yes, in most cases, making Christmas tree decorations will not require either serious material expenses or the skills of a professional designer. Which proves the next master class.
    For work you will need transparent (in principle, you can also use colored ones) plastic or glass balls, an unnecessary CD, scissors, a glue gun.

    • use scissors to cut a CD into pieces of any shape and size;
    • we apply droplets of glue on the surface of the ball and fix the “mirror” fragments in the desired order, evenly covering the ball from all sides and leaving no empty spaces.

    The result is a wonderful toy that is no different from expensive designer works. Their soft sheen will perfectly complement the overall impression of a magnificent Christmas tree.

    Lovely snowflakes

    Simple, but remarkable in its conciseness decoration — snowflakes. Backing material… cores left over after using toilet paper or kitchen towels. Also stock up on scissors, glue, decorative elements in the form of large rhinestones and thin fishing line. Step by step, the whole process looks like this:

    • crush the sleeve, pressing it well from the edges;
    • we cut the sleeve into strips of the same width. Elements are obtained that visually resemble flower petals;
    • we glue the resulting blanks in the center, so that we get a flower;
    • decorate the middle with rhinestones;
    • through one of the petals we pass the fishing line. Everything, the snowflake is ready to soar near the branches of your Christmas tree.

    Felt fantasy

    Here are some more fun DIY crafts. The toy can become both an independent element of a festive decor, and act as an integral part of a whole garland.

    • cut out a square from the felt of the desired color;
    • draw it as shown in the photo;
    • cut with a clerical knife along the lines, not reaching the center;
    • we glue the strips together, folding the corners on top of each other;
    • we alternate actions alternately on one side, then on the other;
    • we hang the finished toy on a fishing line, decorating it with beads.

    If desired, you can create a whole vertical garland from several similar parts, alternating them with beads. The toy can be hung on a Christmas tree or placed in the interior.

    Snowball fight

    It is very easy to make fluffy balls of snow that will not melt, no matter how warm it is in your house. We use foam blanks in the form of balls, mother-of-pearl beads, sewing pins, glue, scissors, braid. The very process of making such a toy comes down to the following steps:

    • we string beads on pins;
    • having smeared the end of the pin with glue for better fixation, we stick them into the ball;
    • continue like this until we cover the entire surface of the toy with beads;
    • we attach a braid or ribbon to the ball, for which we will hang the decoration on the Christmas tree.

    Funny Ninjas

    Small ninja toys with cute movable eyes will save your homely beautiful Christmas tree from excessive formality. After all, looking at such New Year's decorations, you involuntarily want to smile.

    You will need very few materials to work with: dark opaque balls (they can even be made of plastic), narrow ribbons of different colors, toy eyes (a pair for each ninja).

    • wrap each ball with two turns of ribbon, fastening the bandage of an impromptu fighter to the knot at the back. For greater reliability, the tape can be put on glue.
    • We glue the eyes on the tape in front, that's it - decorations for the new year can be hung on the Christmas tree.

    Beauty cone

    Perfectly fit into the New Year's decor… an ordinary pine cone. It would seem how unpretentious the accessory is, and what wonderful toys can be made from it and how many ideas can be realized. The bump can simply be hung by a rough twine, and the top can be decorated with a beautifully tied satin ribbon bow to match the overall color scheme. Or make Christmas trees from cones, crowning them with numerous multi-colored plasticine balls. It seems to be simple, but it looks really unusual and creative.

    Snowflakes made from... pasta

    A diligent and creative housewife can even become the basis for creating amazingly beautiful decorations in the New Year 2018. Fantasy here can be given free rein - after all, each new snowflake can be completely different from the previous one. All that is needed for this is to stock up on as many different types of pasta as possible in the nearest supermarket (flowers, Christmas trees, spirals, shells, etc.). Also, you can not do without glue, white paint and braid (ribbons, fishing line, thread) for hanging.

    We form a pattern, starting from the center, observing symmetry. How the toys turn out depends only on your imagination. We glue the parts of the decoration together with glue. At the end of the work, we paint the snowflake white, additionally decorating the decor with sparkles to your liking.

    New Year's toys with sequins - festive glamor

    You can surprise your loved ones on Christmas and New Year's Eve by making unusual, shiny decorations for the Christmas tree with your own hands. A special charm in creating such balls is the process itself, which is addictive and very simple. So, stock up on a small foam ball that fits easily in your hand, sequins of any color, sewing pins.

    We fix the sequins to the ball with pins, as shown in the photo, we act sequentially, placing the shiny elements close to each other, avoiding gaps. When the ball is ready, all that remains is to place an element in its upper part to fix the decoration on the Christmas tree.

    Ice cream for whom?

    Do you like ice cream? Why not decorate the Christmas tree with your favorite treat for the New Year, especially since this does not require a lot of materials. It is enough to find thick paper to imitate waffle cones and colored napkins or small pieces of compressed paper, a needle, a thin fishing line. Having formed a cone from thick paper, we make ice cream balls from colored paper, the number of which depends on your desire. Then we form a loop from the fishing line, for which our sweets will be hung on the Christmas tree and thread it through our balls, as is done in the photo.

    Christmas Rooster

    It will look good on paper or other materials. You can make a lot of these cockerels and collect pendants into a garland to decorate your home. If you are going to make a paper cockerel, take cardboard as a base, which you will glue on both sides.

    1. You will need multi-colored sheets of colored paper (you can use colored cardboard) and a sheet of cardboard. Draw the silhouette of a rooster on cardboard and cut it out.
    2. Using the cardboard blank as a template where necessary, draw the details on colored paper (cardboard): head, torso, wings and tail - pre-fold the sheets in half so as not to waste time preparing blanks for the second side.
    3. The next step: cut out our blanks.
    4. Now we glue the parts from colored paper (cardboard) onto the cardboard blank. After the cockerel has gathered into a whole picture, you can decorate it with sparkles, beads - whatever comes to mind.
    5. Make a hole in the workpiece, thread the ribbon and hang it on the Christmas tree.

    We advise you to make such a New Year's cockerel on the Christmas tree together with your children.

    You can make a similar toy out of felt and also use it to decorate the Christmas tree.

    Draw a pattern by hand or use any ready-made one, for example, this one:

    Pillow toy

    A difficult but very exciting activity in making toys is to create a pillow in the form of a symbol of the year, which will please you not only in the year of the Rooster , but much longer. You will need a pattern, fabric, filler, felt (depending on the model chosen), threads and needles. Here the matter is small, we circle the pattern, sew the details, leaving a hole to fill the pillow with filler. We turn it inside out, put the filler inside the toy, sew it up to the end.

    There is also a more complex plan with fabric painting - this is batik, thanks to which the pillow will acquire a bright color. After you have circled the cockerel on the fabric, paint it with special paints, they can be replaced with gouache if you mix it with PVA glue. We leave for a day for the paint to dry, and continue to finish the pillow in the form of a rooster.

    From salt dough

    Children are often asked to bring some New Year's crafts to the school competition. Make it from salt dough. Crafts made of bioceramics can also be a great gift from children to grandparents. Moreover, this activity is so exciting that it fully claims to be a hobby.

    Before making a toy out of salt dough, you need to prepare the dough itself. To prepare the dough, use fine table salt, ordinary wheat flour and water in a ratio of 2:4:2, respectively. First, flour and salt are mixed, and then warm water is added, thoroughly kneading the dough for at least 10 minutes.

    There is another recipe for making dough. In this case, flour and salt are taken in the same proportions, only the flour is sifted beforehand. You need to take a little less than 1 1/3 cups of water. The cooking method will be different. According to this recipe, water must be brought to a boil and salt should be dissolved in it. Only then flour is added.

    When the dough is ready, start making crafts. If you are doing crafts with your child, simplify the task by taking cookie cutters, for example, in the form of Christmas trees or bunnies - you will get wonderful Christmas decorations. Make a toy (you can use beads or beads for decoration), do not forget to make a hole at the top. To harden the toy, it is left for 24 hours or baked in the oven. After the toy has hardened, it is painted with acrylic paints, gouache, watercolor, allowed to dry well and covered with either colorless nail polish or nitro-lacquer on wood. A thread or ribbon is threaded through the hole. Here's the New Year's gift.

    Photo of crafts from salt dough

    Figures from soap

    soap will always be useful. A little unexpected, but soap can also be used to decorate the Christmas tree. Soap toys for the Christmas tree are made by hand. The process is simple. First, we rub the baby soap on a coarse grater, melt it in a hot bath (make sure that bubbles do not form), pour the liquid into a mold and leave it to harden.

    1. If you want to make colored soap with a pleasant aroma, then add dyes to the base - it can be either food coloring or the juice of berries or vegetables, such as cherries, beets, carrots. The smell can be given with the help of perfumes or fragrances.
    2. If you use a ready-made transparent soap base instead of baby soap, then you can make soap with a "filler". After you half fill the form with melted soap, let it brew for 20-30 minutes, put a slice of lemon or orange on top, coffee beans and fill the form to the end with soapy liquid.
    3. So that the soap also has a useful cosmetic effect, ground coffee is added to the base, which will work as a scrub, various oils, lemon zest, ground oatmeal. Such a toy, which in combination will also be an excellent gift, will obviously not be left without attention.

    Large toys

    Using thread, you can also create wonderful decorations of a rather large size - giants. It is enough to inflate the balloon, wrap it with a thread dipped in PVA glue and leave it for 24 hours. After drying, the ball is burst, leaving an airy New Year's toy made of threads, which for decoration can be covered with silver or gold paint, decorated with beads, beads, sequins, ribbons. Pass the tape, and the accessory is ready. If you prepare two or three balls of different sizes, you can make a snowman.

    Christmas trees are made from threads according to the same principle. As a base on which you will wind the thread, use a Whatman cone. You can make such a toy in miniature if you take a simple sheet of cardboard instead of whatman paper. For decoration, light beads, ribbon bows are useful.

    By the way, use a paper cone for the base if you are going to make Santa Claus and Snow Maiden. It is enough to glue such a cone, paint it or make clothes out of paper or fabric. The head can be an inflated balloon with a painted face.

    For giant toys, boxes of household appliances are also useful, which can be pasted over with foil, colored paper, appliqués, or even made into a Nutcracker.


    Snowmen made of socks - there is nothing more primitive, but it looks very original. To do this, we fill the sock with sand, buckwheat, and with the help of threads we give it a shape, sew on buttons. You can make a base from a white sock, and clothes from a colored one. Pretty snowmen are also obtained from an unnecessary light bulb, they simply paint it with the help of acrylic paints and decorate it with cotton wool and sparkles.

    Sweet decorations

    The following options are clearly for the sweet tooth.


    The appearance of Christmas decorations can be deceiving, because they may well turn out to be sweet candies.

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