101 Handmade Ornament Tutorials

Get ready for the holidays with handmade ornaments!

There’s something about handmade ornaments that really make me smile.  I made ornaments every year with my mom as a child and creating this list reminded me of some of those classic ornaments.  She still has some of them to hang on her tree!  Have you ever made a quilted ornament without sewing?  Those were some of my favorites!  Salt dough ornaments are always sweet, but some of the ornaments on this list will amaze you!

Top your gifts with glitter cookie cutters,  make yarn wreaths with your children, add a favorite photo to a felt Polaroid ornament for your best friend…I could go on and on.

There are a million ways to use these and they are all quick projects.  Am I the only one with a short attention span?  I love ornaments!

  1. Christmas Bird {stamped} – Jessica Jane
  2. Christmas Tree Piñata Ornaments – Everything Etsy
  3. Twiggy Christmas Tree – Michele Made Me
  4. Vintage Bell Jar Ornaments – So Called Crafty Life
  5. Vintage Clothespin Snowflakes – Happy Together
  6. Star Ornament – Thistlewood Farms
  7. Vintage Clothespin Soldier – Altogether Christmas
  8. Paper Fleur-De-Lis Medallion – I Craft Daily
  9. Puzzle Piece Ornaments – Creature Comforts
  10. Knit Snowflower Ornament – Purl Bee
  11. Map Kissing Ball Ornament – MaryJanes and Galoshes
  12. Flower Lavender Sachet – Everything Etsy
  13. Glitter Cookie Cutters – Centsational Girl
  14. Yarn Wreaths – Christopher and Tia
  15. Glittered Paper Butterfly – The Graphics Fairy
  16. Felt Polaroid Ornament – KatieCupcake
  17. Holiday Shadowbox – Modge Podge Rocks
  18. Ribbon & Wood Ornaments – 7 Layer Studio
  19. Cinnamon Heart Ornaments – Katy Elliott
  20. Yarn and Candy – Hostess Blog
  21. Acorn Ornaments – Creature Comforts
  22. Paper Pinecones – The Hybrid Chic
  23. Mini Envelopes {Knit} – Duo Fiberworks
  24. Paint Chip Ornaments – Elsie Marley
  25. Book Page Flowers – Under The Table and Dreaming
  26. Punched Tins – Fun in the Making
  27. Modern Paper Ornament – How About Orange
  28. Button Ornaments – Martha Stewart
  29. Little Silver Houses – Mich L in L.A.
  30. Origami Glitter Cranes – Zakka Life
  31. Easy Paperclip Angel – Crafty Journal
  32. Sewn Bird – The Purl Bee
  33. Felt Wardrobe Ornaments – Woman’s Day
  34. Thrifted Sweater Wreath – Alphamom
  35. Scrabble Ornaments – My Sweet Savannah
  36. 3D Paper Stars – Little Birdie Secrets
  37. Colorful Yarn Ornaments – Eighteen25
  38. Pipe-Cleaner Snowflakes – Martha Stewart
  39. Bird Seed Ornaments – Saltwater Kids
  40. String Ornaments – From The Heart Up
  41. Ribbon Star – Martha Stewart
  42. Wine Cork Tassels – All Things Christmas
  43. Crocheted Christmas Babbles – Homeworkshop
  44. Bits and Pieces – Sew4Home
  45. Frosted Pinecones – Better Homes and Gardens
  46. Lollipops – FireHow
  47. Jingle Bell Flowers – The Crafty Crow
  48. Bacon Ornament – Seremeres Blog
  49. Dimensional Felt Ornament – Craft
  50. Felt Birdie – AllfreeChristmascrafts
  51. Rolled Flower Ornament – Sparkling Scrapbooks
  52. Burlap Stamped Ornaments – Bliss Bloom Blog
  53. Mini Lanterns – The Crafty Crow
  54. Sassy Juice Top Photo Ornaments – The Crafting Chicks
  55. Pearl Garland Ornament – Craftberry Bush
  56. Twine Ornament – Bower Power
  57. Rolled Paper Ornament – Paper, Plate and Plane
  58. Holiday Mittens – Oliver + S
  59. Wooden Spools – Create x3
  60. Beaded Letters and Stars – Martha Stewart
  61. Polar Bear – Fun in the Making
  62. Modge Podge Personalized Ornaments – Simply Kierste
  63. Typewriter Key Ornament – Under The Table and Dreaming
  64. Silhouette Ornament – Better Homes and Gardens
  65. Beach Ornament – Completely Coastal
  66. Denim Christmas Trees – One Crafty Mumma!
  67. Baby’s First Christmas – A Sorta Fairytale
  68. Argyle Embroidery Hoop – So September
  69. Salt-Dough Snowflake – Better Homes and Gardens
  70. Geometric Ornament – Elsie Marley
  71. Denim Tree Ornaments – Michele Made Me
  72. Paper Bird – Behind Mytutorlist
  73. Recycled Holiday Cards – Martha Stewart
  74. Jingle Mouse – Pimp Stitch
  75. Yarn Candy Cane – Spoonful
  76. Book Page Bird – Under The Table and Dreaming
  77. Scrap Mini Wreaths – Maya Made
  78. Orange Paper Ornament – How About Orange
  79. Ice Skates and Mittens – Better Homes and Gardens
  80. Rolled Rossette Ornament – Spunky Junky
  81. Vintage Glitter Snowball – MaryJanes & Galoshes
  82. Disco Ball – Oopsey Daisy
  83. Cute as a Button – Zakka Life
  84. Borax Crystal Snowflakes – Curbly
  85. Royal Icing Ornaments – Food Mayhem
  86. Knit Christmas Trees – Raverly
  87. Heart Photo Ornament – Scrapper Girl
  88. Fortune Cookie – Keepin’ It Real
  89. Handbag Ornament – The Polkadot Chair
  90. Peppermint Swirl – Better Homes and Gardens
  91. Paper Doves – My Many Colored Days
  92. 10-Minute Santa – The Long Thread
  93. Peace Ornament {PB Knock Off} – Crap I’ve Made
  94. Heart Ornament – A Spoonful of Sugar
  95. Christmas Owl – Diversions
  96. Orange Pomanders – The Artist Woman
  97. Photo Memory Blocks – Craft Goodies
  98. Elves and Mushrooms – Creative Breathing
  99. Mini Knit Sweaters – Berroco
  100. Poinsettia & Christmas Tree – Art Threads
  101. Tin Work Ornaments – Craft Test Dummies

Now you just need to set up an ornament party and make some with your friends and family.  They will be amazed at all of your great ornament ideas! {Don’t forget the hot chocolate…it’s a must!} :)

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  1. Danijela says

    Wow,I am only on the number two for now and had to thank you right away,this is amazing and wonderful of you,LOVE it and it can be used for fall decorations too.Perfect time to start collecting supplies for the nature,before we know it it’s snow =o).You save us all lot of work on the net.Take care and have a lovely day.

  2. says

    Best. . .post . . . ever! I have found so much inspiration in this one post, I can hardly stand it!! Thanks! And, I am going to add my Etsy shop to your directory – thank you so much for a wonderful site :)

  3. says

    Hello, My name is Elizabeth of Creative Breathing. I have only just discovered today that this site has visited mine more than anyone else. I don’t know why this is as I don’t sell anything. I do love Etsy though and support many of it’s patrons. I am honored that you even know of me. What a fun surprise!

  4. says

    Hi I would so love to do some reviews on your 101 ornaments and show how to make them on my you tube channel, i tried to purchase it and for some reason it would not even ad to a basket , would you consider sponsering me to do reviews and tutorials on how to make the ornaments ? i so love the little felt ornies they are darling and some of the best ones i have seen and would so love to get in gear to make them for my tree this year and share with you tube , i have over 5000 subbies and would totally promote your book it looks awesome , kindest regards and wishes for a beautiful holiday this year and all the years to come
    georgia stewart from clevelan , here is my personal email my pink rainbow at live dot com.

  5. Lexi says

    This is an AWESOME list!! I’m moving 1500 miles away from home soon and already looking forward to making and sending a homemade ornament to each member of my family next christmas!

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