DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments for Kids


Christmas is full of lots of opportunities to get crafty, and one of our favorites is to make our own ornaments. It’s the perfect craft for kids too, because you can save it without coating your walls in crayon drawing wallpaper! Then you get to see them every year when you pull them out to decorate — instant memories.

These projects are some of my favorite ornament crafts this year because they aren’t too cheesy, or too complicated. They all seem relatively simple to make, and most give kids lots of opportunities to help or create their very own versions too. Now it’s just a matter of choosing which one to make first.


DIY Ombre Ornaments
via Ambrosia Girl

These minimalist ornaments are a gorgeous pop of color, without being a rainbow of crafty messiness. I love seeing that subtle fade to clear – and it’s super simple to get that effect too!


Winter Gnomes
via Better Homes and Gardens

These adorable spectacled figures remind me of the classic wooden mid-century modern sculptures that are so hot these days. Such a timeless addition to your Christmas decorations.


Gold-Dipped Ornaments
via Suburble

Get your dose of gold and glitz with this quick craft project. I love that they used neutral colors for the base ornaments, even though I’m sure the kids would prefer a bright pop of color for their versions!


Origami Diamond Ornaments
via How About Orange

Pleated paper looks so beautiful, and these ornaments really let it stand out. I love the bright colors, but I do wonder if you could create them using metallic papers too for that extra holiday oomph?


Sharpie Ornaments
via Pretty Prudent

The easiest of easy ornaments – just grab your sharpies and get to work. My favorite kind of project: all that’s required is your ability to doodle!

Pictured at the top of this post: Felt Christmas Trees, see the tutorial at This Heart of Mine.