Pro tip: If you want to get sucked into an inspiration rabbit hole, just search holiday DIY hashtags on Instagram. Whew! All our fave DIY bloggers are coming up with some next level holiday crafts and it’s sure to make for one unique Christmas tree. Thought we’d share our top 21 DIY Christmas ornaments (totally makes all that time spent scrolling worth it…) beginning with these glittery nutcracker characters:
Best DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas
These are printable nutcracker paper ornaments that you can adorn in glitter and bows yourself, from Sincerely Marie Designs. Such sweet illustrations!
Have you ever made a DIY with salt dough? It’s brilliant! These DIY Christmas house ornaments from Bellewood Cottage were made with salt dough and white puffy paint! Use cookie cutters to create any holiday shape.
With a little patience, you can make your own DIY honeycomb paper ornaments from A Wonderful Thought.
These DIY Matisse-inspired ornaments by Oh So Beautiful Paper will add a pop of color to your tree.
And these abstract DIY Christmas Ornaments made with paper from Paper & Stitch channel those Pinkmas vibes too.
For a whimsical woodland look, try these DIY mushroom ornaments by The DIY Mommy.
Purl Soho always has some of our absolute favorite crafts, and these candy felt DIY ornaments look good enough to eat.DIY A-Frame Putz House by A Beautiful Mess looks just like those vintage mid-century house ornaments that are so popular this time of year!
Love the simplicity of this Wood Bead Snowflake Ornament by Alice and Lois.
And the pastel hues in these Painted Bird House Ornaments by The Sweetest Occasion, as inspired by this amazing DIY Christmas Village from Studio DIY. These make the cutest sets of DIY Christmas ornaments for your tree OR mantel!Terracotta Clay Ornaments by Paper ‘n Stitch are another whimsical choice. Would make cute nursery decor too!
Obsessed with the tinsel and bows on these Colorful Mini Wreath Ornaments from BHG.
These DIY Iridescent Splatter Paint Ornaments by A Kailo Chic are giving Barbiecore for those who love to decorate with pink. And how fun are those bottle brush trees as creative ornament ideas, too?
These Heirloom Photo Christmas Ornaments by House That Lars Built are just TOO clever and a hit every time.
Can’t get over how charming these Clothespin People Ornaments by House That Lars Built are. How cute would they be as gift toppers, right?
These Pinecone Swan Ornaments by Handmade Charlotte are made from the simplest of craft materials: pinecones and pipe cleaners!
Leave it to A Kailo Chic to come up with the most colorful holiday decor, like these Colorful Reindeer Ornaments. Love those scarves!
Another take on the handpainted ornament trend: DIY Color Blocked Ornaments from A Kailo Chic
Lastly, have you seen all those cute donut ornaments out there? Make your own with this Donut Ornaments tutorial from A Beautiful Mess.
This super cute one is made from toilet paper rolls! Whew knew!