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Simple DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments

The Christmas season is upon us and if you have not begun to decorate yet, you probably will be soon. My most favorite decoration of all is the Christmas tree. With the beautiful ornaments, shiny tinsel, twinkling colorful lights, golden garland and the angel on top, it is difficult to best. The greatest part of this decoration is the act of decorating it. Trees are brighter with ornaments that have been collected, handed down and made over the years. If you do not have any of ornaments such as these yet, do not fret, because here are some simple, beautiful and unique DIY Christmas tree ornaments that you can save for years to come.

{We also have beautiful DIY ideas for the Christmas table centerpiece and for Christmas decor as well!}

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Make this beautiful dove easily with some clay and top it with anything else you like – glitter, paint, stamps, engraving, the sky is the limit. It is easy to make with very little know-how needed and you are almost guaranteed to get store-quality results.

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Stitch together a homemade snowflake with some clothespins, hot glue, newspaper, string and a doily. If you want to add a message to it, you only need some fabric, thread and a sharpie. This is as lovely and simple as homemade gets and kids are sure to be proud when it is completed.

This one may be a bit of a cheat, because it involves buying an ornament and dressing it up. Buy any ornament type of your choosing and a Christmas stencil as well. Then, take a silver sharpie and trace the design onto the ornament. This will make for a lovely glow when the Christmas lights hit it. You can add a ribbon for some extra flare. Several varying colors will give it that holly glow that Christmas is all about.

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This is probably the simplest ornament on the list. Just buy a pack of cheap cookies cutters and use craft glue and glitter. Top it all off with a beautiful ribbon and you have gotbright DIY Christmas tree ornaments top off your tree.

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You can decorate more than the tree with these CD ornaments. Quite literally all this ornament entails is cutting out construction paper and gluing it CD’s. Just grab some old CD’s or blank ones you have laying about, pick out your favorite construction paper designs and glue them on. Now you have a Christmas ornament. You can add some more decorations if you please as you can see was done with these lovely DIY Christmas ornaments. To hang it up, either punch a hole for the ribbon or hot glue the ribbon to the top.

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Follow this tutorial from Purl Bee to make a beautiful dove from felt and fabric. My family has a few of these that we have had all of my life and I love hanging them up each year. I know they were handmade years ago, and it makes me love them even more. Just choose some great fabric and make a lovely bird.

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Make the tree sparkle with sequins with this ornament. Just wrap a few strings of sequins around a styrofoam ball. Secure it in place gently with some hot glue and wrap a little bit of ribbon in there at the top as well for a hanger. The finished product looks so great that it may be mistaken as a store-bought ornament.

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For the word nerds and the very uncrafty individuals (like myself), this ornament is for you. Just hot glue some Scrabble letters together with or without the letters stand to spell out Christmas phrases for this easy ornament. For those who do not like Scrabble (also like myself), you will finally have a use for the game!

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Ok, this may beat the cookie cutter ornament for simplest ornament on the list. All you do for this ornament is add some ribbon to a pinecone and you’ve got a lovely, natural ornament. You can either wrap a wire around the top portion of the pinecone and then tie a ribbon onto it, or just hot glue a ribbon onto it. Either way, this lovely ornament will have some nature in your decorations.

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This ornament requires a bit more work, but is still simple enough to compete within a few hours. It is also one of prettiest ones as well. Just follow this tutorial and you will have a timelessly gorgeous ornament.

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For a simple, pretty, classical touch, cut some sheet music into strands and delicately wrap them into a clear round ornament. It is best to use Christmas carol sheet music. You can download some here.

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For some more natural ornamentation, bake these bird seed DIY Christmas tree ornaments. With some gelatin, corn syrup and bird seed, you can make some great ornaments for your tree outside or inside. Just follow this recipe for a bird pleaser.

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For those who want a vintage ornament, it does not get much better than a wooden spool. Follow this tutorial for some inspiration on decoration and more. I love the Merry Christmas stamps, but the possibilities are endless.

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This one is easy for the food artist or just those who are crafty in general. Simply mix together egg whites, flour and dye to make these ornaments. This tutorial will help you along in creating the endless designs. They can easily be made by kids to be hung up for years to come.

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I have saved my favorite ornament for last.. It is the most lovely DIY ornament that you will swear was bought. Strings of pearls glued to an ornament is simple to do and gorgeous to look at.

For ornaments that you won’t be able to find anywhere and love for each year to come, try some of these ideas. If you do make any of them, be sure to let us know how it goes in the comments below! I am going to make the pearl ornament and a few others as well!


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