DIY Christmas ornaments

The best Christmas gifts are homemade – try one of these DIY Christmas ornaments! Everyone appreciates sentimental gifts and one of these homemade Christmas ornaments is sure to make someone smile.

Materials for DIY Christmas Ornaments

Clear Plastic Ornaments 

Fillable plastic clear two-piece ornament

Paint Markers

Faux Snow

Faux Snow Paint

Christmas Mix Pom Poms

Christmas Glitter

Salt Dough Ingredients

A Variety of Homemade Ornaments to Give as Gifts

Salt Dough Ornament – These salt dough ornaments are easy and fun homemade gifts to make and decorate using acrylic paint.

Mix 1 cup flour plus ½ cup salt and ¾ cup water. Mix until combined then roll out dough 1 inch thick. Cut out shapes and poke a hole up top for the ornament to hang. Put in the oven on a cookie sheet on the lowest setting possible for 2-3 hours. Paint and decorate to hang on the tree or gift.

Wish Ornament – Write a wish on a piece of paper and put it inside a clear plastic ornament. Fill with glitter, fake snow, confetti, etc.

Snowman Ornament – Fill a clear plastic ornament with white pom poms or fake snow. Draw a mouth, nose, and eyes on the outside of the ornament using paint pens.

Handprints – Use colored acrylic paint to make a handprint on a clear plastic ornament. Write the name and date of your child. Each year make a new ornament to document their growth!

Sentimental Ornaments – Use a fillable plastic clear two-piece ornament. Put something sentimental inside. Examples include: baby hat, hospital bracelet, cut up wedding invitation, etc.

Caitlin Houston is a Wallingford blogger and mom of two who loves sharing all of her favorites on the Caitlin Houston Blog. Learn about fun activities at home, family friendly travels, easy recipes and more.

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