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12 Homemade Ornaments for 10 Dollars or Less and 5 Bonus Christmas Cookie Recipes

By: Kathryn Wright, Editor of

Stash Crafted Wrapping Paper Snowman Ornament Ornaments are the most popular decoration during Christmas, and it can be costly to buy new ones every year. You don't have to worry about your wallet, because here are 12 Homemade Ornaments for 10 Dollars or Less and 5 Bonus Christmas Cookie Recipes! This list includes a series of handmade Christmas ornaments that show you how to be thrifty with your craft materials and creative with your fabrics. Find the perfect ornament to top your tree with a Christmas ornament craft that you could never buy in a store.



12 Homemade Ornaments for 10 Dollars or Less and 5 Bonus Christmas Cookie Recipes

Table of Contents

  1. Easy Ornaments for Kids

  2. Paper Ornaments

  3. Beaded Ornaments

  4. Ball Ornaments

  5. Cookie Recipes


Easy Ornaments for Kids

Cinnamon and Glue OrnamentsHomemade Embossed Aluminum OrnamentsCrayon Ornaments and Gift Tags

You'll find these ornaments to be some of the easiest Christmas crafts for kids out there.

  1. Cinnamon and Glue Ornaments - Your kids can design their own ornaments using their favorite cutouts.
  2. Homemade Embossed Aluminum Ornaments - Add an elegant shine without spending a dime.
  3. Crayon Ornaments and Gift Tags - You can make these easy Christmas crafts in batches, and even use them as Christmas gift tags.

Paper Ornaments

Decorative Scrapbook Paper Tree OrnamentFestive German Paper StarStash Crafted Wrapping Paper Snowman Ornament

Paper is the thriftiest of all craft materials. It seems like you can make any Christmas ornament craft with it!

  1. Decorative Scrapbook Paper Tree Ornament - Use your favorite scrapbook paper as a pattern for a Christmas tree craft ornament.
  2. Festive German Paper Star - This popular paper craft can be both classic and modern.
  3. Stash Crafted Wrapping Paper Snowman Ornament - Make homemade Christmas ornaments that keep you from wasting wrapping paper.

Beaded Ornaments

White Pearl Christmas OrnamentBeaded Snowman StrandSpiral Christmas Tree Ornament

Bead crafts are always chic, and they'll look great next to your Christmas lights.

  1. White Pearl Christmas Ornament - This simple Christmas ornament craft adds a touch of elegance to any tree.
  2. Beaded Snowman Strand - Not all beaded ornaments are delicate. This snowman craft is just plain fun.
  3. Spiral Christmas Tree Ornament - A mini tree craft like this really pops.

Ball Ornaments

Chocolate Dessert OrnamentSmiley Snowman OrnamentYule Ball Ornament

Ball ornaments are a traditional Christmas ornament design, and now you can customize your own collection.

  1. Chocolate Dessert Ornament - You'll be amazed at how easy this work of art is to make!
  2. Smiley Snowman Ornament - The filling is so realistic, it'll look like you used actual snow.
  3. Yule Ball Ornament - Everyone will be trying to guess how you made such a lovely handmade Christmas ornament design in a glass ball.

Cookie Recipes

Winter Cat CookiesZimstern Spiced Star CookiesChewy White Chocolate Macademia CookiesTasty Tannenbaum BiscuitsChristmas Holly Doodles

Ornaments aren't all you'll be making this year, so try something new with your cookies this year with these recipes courtesy of

  1. Winter Cat Cookies - You've got to try this unique technique to cookie baking.
  2. Zimstern Spiced Star Cookies - These little treats are packed with aromatic flavors.
  3. Chewy White Chocolate Macademia Cookies - You'll forget all about sugar cookies once you try this nutty recipe.
  4. Tasty Tannenbaum Biscuits - These are simple, with a high quality design.
  5. Christmas Holly Doodles - Put a spin on the classic Christmas cookie.
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