15 of the Coolest DIY Christmas Decorations

Posted: by December 19th, 2016

Finding perfect decorations for your Christmas tree can often get expensive. Thankfully, there are lots of projects online that provide you with a much more thrifty alternative. If you’ve got the added bonus of the kids under your feet over the holiday season, you can solve both problems easily by turning your hand to some simple Christmas crafts to help decorate. We’ve collated a few of the coolest ones that we’ve spotted this year from around the web right here, just click the link to learn more about the ones you like.

1) DIY Elf Boot Christmas Ornaments

URL: http://thediydreamer.com/diy/elf-boots-felt-christmas-ornaments/

The DIY Dreamer has a complete how to make these cute little Elf boots for your tree.

diy elf boots felt ornaments

2) Foxy Felt Christmas Ornament

URL:  https://liagriffith.com/fox-animal-felt-ornament/

How cute is this little guy from Lia Griffith and he looks great on the Christmas tree – full pattern is available to download on her website.

DIY Christmas decoration felt fox

3) DIY Christmas Clear Baubles

URL: http://www.jennaburger.com/2013/12/diy-personalized-word-christmas-ornament/

Giving you the ability to completely customise whatever message you choose to put on your tree, this DIY Christmas ornament from Jenna Burger has a high end finish and looks great.


4) DIY Pinecone Ornaments

URL: https://liagriffith.com/felt-pinecone-owl-ornaments/

Another super simple idea that even the kids can enjoy this Christmas. Grab some dried pinecones 🙂

Owl Ornaments for Christmas Tree

5) Lollypop stick Christmas Tree Ornament


This is super simple and perfect for kids.  You can choose to make this one with either regular twigs, or go for cinnamon sticks depending on your preference.


6) Winter Hat Tree Ornament

URL: http://www.landeeseelandeedo.com/2015/12/winter-hat-tree-ornament-yarn-craft.html

Winter Hat Cute Christmas Decoration

7) Simple Felt Christmas Tree Ornament

These are another really simple craft idea, pair of crimping scissors and some felt and cotton wool. Stitch them closed and your done!

felt Christmas tree decoration

8. DIY Pine cone Christmas Tree Ornament

URL: http://www.makeit-loveit.com/

With a beautiful bow these pine cones make for a beautiful tree decoration.

Pine Cone Bown Ornament Dream Tree Challenge

9. DIY Wooden Sled Christmas Ornament


Too cute. These Wooden Sleds from FireFlies and MudPies blog are simple for kids, and super quick to put together.

Cute Wooden Sled Christmas decoration

10) DIY Simple Snowman Christmas Ornament

URL: https://maedchenmitherz.de/2011/11/25/diy-week-snowman-tutorial/

This little guy will melt hearts, not snow.
diy snowman christmas decoration

11) Pom Pom Puddings


Everyone loves a good Christmas pud, and these Pom-Pom pudding Christmas decorations are pretty awesome.

Christmas Pudding Cute Christmas Decoration

12) DIY Christmas Garland – with Peanuts

URL: http://www.ohparty.net/decoration-peanut-christmas-garland.php

Depending on how much time you have, these would make for amazing alternatives to tinsel for your tree.

Peanut Christmas Garland

13) DIY Acorn topped Christmas Tree Ornaments

URL: http://creaturecomfortsblog.com/home/2009/12/8/diy-acorn-topped-ornaments.html

Another super cute project. 
diy acorn topped Christmas ornaments

acorn ornament DIY tutorial

14) DIY Paper Ball Christmas Decorations

URL: http://www.bystephanielynn.com/2013/12/homemade-paper-ball-ornaments.html

These paper ball Christmas decorations look almost shop bought. This project takes you through the particulars of how to put them together.

paperball ornament

15) DIY Candy Cane Reindeers

URL: http://onelittleproject.com/candy-cane-reindeer/

Another very simple idea that the kids will love. These Candy Cane Reindeers look great hanging on your tree once done.

candy cane reindeer

Got any other projects that you’ve seen that are worth a look? Let us know in the comments.


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