8 Easy DIY Ornament Gifts

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How do you make homemade ornaments? How do you make easy Christmas ornaments? I’m sharing how I made 8 DIY ornament gifts.

I painted Mod Podge onto a dollar store ornament and then ...

I painted Mod Podge onto a dollar store ornament and then …

I sprinkled it with fake snow.

I sprinkled it with fake snow.

Let it dry and you have a beautiful snowball.

Let it dry and you have a beautiful snowball.

I also sprinkled another Mod Podge coated ornament into bead confetti and it dry.

I also sprinkled another Mod Podge coated ornament into bead confetti and it dry.

I cut up some tissue paper and placed it onto the Mod Podge coated bulb. Then I added another coat of Mod Podge on top to seal it.

I cut up some tissue paper and placed it onto the Mod Podge coated bulb. Then I added another coat of Mod Podge on top to seal it.

I used my hot glue gun to add sequin to a bulb.

I used my hot glue gun to add sequin to a bulb.

You could use other glue as well.

You could use other glue as well.

Using that same technique, I hot glued pearl beads onto another bulb.

Using that same technique, I hot glued pearl beads onto another bulb.

I cut up a dollar store hat, and hot glued the pieces onto a bulb. Love how cozy it looks.

I cut up a dollar store hat, and hot glued the pieces onto a bulb. Love how cozy it looks.

I added self adhesive rhinestones to a bulb.

I added self adhesive rhinestones to a bulb.

Love how this one sparkles!

Love how this one sparkles!

I drew a snowman face on one of the bulbs.

I drew a snowman face on one of the bulbs.

Even kids can get in on the fun for most of these ornaments, and build memories at the same time.

Even kids can get in on the fun for most of these ornaments, and build memories at the same time.

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  1. Naomie Moore says:

    So pretty! A fantastic way to upgrade some ho hum dollar store ornaments. And so easy! Back when I was a kid living at home, after dinner we would clear the dining room table and then make ornaments with my mom. We made hundreds every year that she gave away as gifts or donated to convalescent and nursing homes. Somewhere I still have a box of them. Next year I will unearth them and put them up. Thanks for such an easy craft.

    1. Thank you Naomie and thank you so much for sharing that absolutely lovely memory! How fun and love the donating… might need to start doing that too.

      1. my late aunt taught me how to make the sequin one its been so long since i started again now my friend Chas is reteaching me

        1. Thank you so much Faith. Did you ever pin sequins into soap too? I remember doing that as a craft a long time ago.

  2. Such great ideas! These would be fun to do with my grandkids who are into doing crafts lately. We used bead confetti to cover empty yogurt cups, added a “ringer” and made them into bells to hang on the tree this year. Using the bead confetti with plain ornaments would make a nice compliment to what they already did. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks Linda and love that you are making things and creating memories that your grandchildren will cherish. Nothing better than quality time.

  3. What a wonderful assortment of ornaments. Such cute ideas!

    1. Thank you so much Amy, I appreciate it. Happy Holidays

  4. I love a good upcycle, and this inspo is fantastic! The sweater ones were my favorite! So glad I stopped by from “Party in Your PJs #289”! xo, Kristi

    1. Thank you so much Kristi for your kind words and stopping by. Happy Holidays

  5. great job very pretty thanks for sharing and inspiring
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    1. Thank you so much Angie, and I’ll be sure to stop by. Thanks for the invite.

  6. This would have been a great DIY family activity when my sons were young. Thanks for always sharing your creativity at Traffic Jam Weekend Linky Party.

    1. Thanks Antionette, and I think these could be fun to make as a family activity when everyone gets together for the holidays too.

  7. Great ideas, Chas! I had bought some larger bulbs last year from Pier One for 10 cents each, thinking I would decoupage them like Easter eggs— but they look terrible! I tried a couple of times– ugh—how do people make those beautiful eggs?? Well, maybe I can use some of your ideas on them now. : )

    Liberty @ B4andAfters.com

    1. Thank you so much Liberty and I totally know what you mean. Sometimes the ideas just don’t work like they should and it’s so very frustrating. Great idea to upcycle those .10 ornaments for another holiday 🙂

  8. I love these ideas because they look so kid-friendly! Pinning for later, wish I had more time to create crafts for the holidays but got too busy to finish the ones I already had lined up. At least we got to do one as a family.

    1. Thank you Alice, and thanks for the Pin. I keep a list of things I want to do for the upcoming years as well 🙂

  9. I’ll be hitting the holiday clearance sales for Christmas gear this week. The post has some great ideas for upcycling my finds. Thanks for sharing.

    Dropping by from Traffic Jam Weekend Linky Party #214…

    1. Thank you so much and please share your creations with me, I’d love to see them.

  10. Marilyn Lesniak says:

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

    1. Thank you so much Marilyn – hope you’re having a lovely holiday break.

  11. Another TKO, Chas! Thank you for sharing this on Traffic Jam Weekend! It has been chosen as a fave feature for this week’s party going live on Thursday at 5:00 pm CST.

    1. Thank you so very much Kimberly, and I’m thrilled everyone is enjoying it. See you at the next party.

  12. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing at Best of the Weekend. Your post was our most clicked this past week! I will also be pinning and sharing on Instagram stories this weekend. Please be sure to stop by and link up – our party is now called Best of the MONTH. Thanks again for joining us and have a great day!
    Shelley

    1. Thank you so much for the feature, I truly appreciate it. Thanks for letting me know about the party change 🙂

  13. Marilyn Lesniak says:

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Happy Holiday!

    1. Thank you Marilyn, and I’ll see you at the next party.

  14. Chas, what a bounty of fun and inexpensive ornament ideas. My favs are the snow ball and the knit fabric decorated balls — cutting up the DT hat was oh so clever!

    1. Thank you so much Debbee, I love knowing what everyone’s favorites are. Wonderful crafting with you.

  15. Wow, Chas! I can’t keep up with all of your wonderful ornament ideas and creations! You’re like the energizing bunny that never stops! Lol! As always, great hopping with you!

    1. Thank you so much Gail, and thanks for the giggle. You’re so sweet, and wonderful crafting with you.

  16. Chas, I love them all, with the shiny glittery ones being my fav. You’ve given me some great ideas to upcycle my own tired looking bulbs into some serious holiday bling:)
    Hugs,
    RR

    1. Thank you so much Rachelle, and it’s always fun to find out which ones speak to everyone. Wonderful crafting with you.

  17. They are all so cute Chas! I started mentally listing my favorites, but then another one would come along, and I just can’t pick a favorite!! I think it’s so clever the way you cut up a Dollar store knit hat to make one, the pearls, sequins, snow…they are all fantastic!!I would love to see a photo of your whole tree decked out in all these creations!

    1. Thank you so much Jenna, and thank you for sharing… I know it’s hard to pick sometimes. You’re right I should have taken a tree photo. Wonderful crafting with you.

    1. Thank you so much Michele, you’re so right… great memory builder around the table.

  18. Love the snowman one and the one you made from a hat. Such a cute idea. Thanks for hopping with us today. Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Thank you so much Andrea, it’s always so much fun to learn which one is everyone’s favorites. Wonderful crafting with you – Happy Thanksgiving.

  19. All great ideas Chas! Love your little snow guy; he has so much personality 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Sara, and thanks for sharing which one speaks to you (always love that). Wonderful hopping with you.

  20. great idea. I bet your tree looks wonderful. I want to try making some ornaments for a new tree I purchase this year. Ornaments can be expensive when decorating a tree so your craft share can really help the pocket book.

    1. Thank you so much Terrie, I’ve been wanting a new tree… you’ll have to tell me about yours. Wonderful crafting with you.

  21. So many cute ornament ideas, Chas! My favorite is the one you crafted from the dollar store hat–it reminds me of a cozy sweater! Happy Thanksgiving! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Thank you so much Cecilia, and I love hearing what everyone’s favorite is. Wonderful crafting with you.

  22. These ornaments are all so unique and creative, Chas! There’s definitely something for everyone. I love how they’re all inexpensive and the kids can help make them. My daughter would love the Mod Podge snowballs. My favorite is the red and white sweater ball. It was fun hopping with you again! Pinned 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Rebecca, and love that you and your daughter could create memories with this. Always loving learning which one is the favorite. Wonderful crafting with you

  23. I think I could probably stand in front of your tree for an hour looking and absorbing all of the ideas for your ornaments. Survived my church’s bazaar Sat.; after Christmas, I will shop for bargains and keep these ideas in mind for 2021! I am one of the few crafters and just love making ornaments!

    1. Thank you so much Kathy, and I love that you’re a bargain shopper too 🙂

      1. Have to be a bargain shopper in today’s world! Retired with a pension and severe craft addiction. Also Scotch-Irish-Polish, raised by a mother who grew up during the Depression and a ne’do well father so $$ was tight growing up. Gives me an excuse to thrift, yard sale, and bargain shop!

  24. I still haven’t done anything with my Pier One ornaments. Maybe this year I will get the kids involved to help transform them….

    Liberty

    1. Thank you so much Liberty and love that you craft with your kids. What wonderful memories you’re creating.

  25. So festive and I especially love your snowman! Happy to be hopping with you again!

    1. Thank you so much Mary, I always love learning what everyone’s favorite is. Wonderful crafting with you.

  26. These are such fun and simple ideas, Chas! So creative and pretty! They’re all darling. That dollar store hat idea is pure genius.

    1. Thank you so much Pam, and Kathy, and I’m so glad you like the hat one too. Wonderful crafting with you.

  27. Chas, all these ornament ideas are great. So many different styles. They would be great for kids. I think my favorite is the red hat one. Or maybe it’s the pretty pearls. Or maybe it’s . . . Thanks for sharing all these great ideas.

    1. Thank you Carol, and thanks for sharing your favorites. It’s always fun to learn what speaks to everyone. Wonderful crafting with you.

    1. Thank you so much Marie, and I love learning everyone’s favorites.

  28. I saw you make a snowman ornament in Phoenix! These are all adorable ideas, I really love that pearl covered one, and the snowball, and the one with red and green sparkles!! Okay, I love them all! You are always so creative! As always, I love seeing what you are up too!!

    1. Thank you so much Chloe, you are so very sweet. It was so fun making ornaments with you! Thanks for sharing your favorite, it’s always fun to see what speaks to everyone.

  29. Marilyn Lesniak says:

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    1. Thank you Marilyn, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

  30. Marilyn Lesniak says:

    Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at #OverTheMoon this week. Each Hostess displays their own features so be sure to visit me on Sunday evening and to see your feature! I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon. Please don’t forget to add your link numbers or post title so we can be sure to visit!

    1. Thank you so very much Marilyn, you are so very sweet. See you at the next one.

  31. Wow, it took a long time to scroll through all of your awesome comments! You’re boing featured on the Little Cottage Link Party today!

    1. Thank you so much Kristie for the feature and I’ll see you at the next party.

  32. These are so fun! I am especially loving the pearl bead and fake snow ornaments. Thank you so much for sharing at Charming Homes and Gardens.

    1. Thank you so much Kim, and I love learning which ones speak to everyone. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Does the snowflake come off easy?

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