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DIY Christmas Ornaments: The 36 Best Ball, Beaded, Crochet, Felt, Knit, and Paper Ornaments

By: Krista Childers, Editor, AllFreeChristmasCrafts.com

DIY Snowball Ornaments

We all know that the best Christmas tree decorations are DIY Christmas ornaments. This is why we made this collection of DIY Christmas Ornaments: The 36 Best Ball, Beaded, Crochet, Felt, Knit, and Paper Ornaments. Since we have so many amazing homemade Christmas ornaments on AllFreeChristmasCrafts, we decided to compile some of the best of each ball ornaments, beaded ornaments, crochet Christmas ornaments, felt Christmas ornaments, knit ornaments, and paper ornaments. Even though all of our ornaments are worth taking a look at, we hope that this list will help you find the best of each category so that you can start crafting ASAP.

Each category has several unique and beautiful ornaments that most everyone can make. Some involve more time or materials, whereas others are super fast and easy. That's why there is something for everyone in this awesome collection.

The ball ornaments are popular because there are so many things you can do with a plastic or glass ball base. They are inexpensive and can be filled, painted, or decorated in creative ways. Beaded ornaments are the kind of DIY Christmas ornaments that will turn heads. Combining jewelry making and Christmas crafts, you'll create stunning ornaments that everyone will notice.

Crocheters, get your hooks ready! These ornaments are so pretty that you will want to make doubles for you and to give as gifts. The felt ornaments are not only soft but festive and fun to make. The knit Christmas ornaments are great for knitters who want a quick knitting project while watching TV or relaxing after work. The paper ornaments are so exciting. There is a huge variety with paper products that are used to make paper ornaments. Many are recyclables, making these Christmas ornament crafts also fantastic examples of recycled Christmas crafts.

DIY Christmas Ornaments: The 36 Best Ball, Beaded, Crochet, Felt, Knit, and Paper Ornaments

DIY Christmas Ornaments: The 36 Best Ball, Beaded, Crochet, Felt, Knit, and Paper Ornaments

Table of Contents

Christmas Ball Ornaments

Beaded Ornaments

Crochet Christmas Ornaments

Felt Ornaments

Knit Christmas Ornaments

Paper Ornaments

 


How to Make Ornaments: 10 Christmas Ornaments to Make free eBookIf you’re looking for Christmas decorating ideas, then you’ll be amazed by what this How to Make Ornaments: 10 Christmas Ornaments to Make free eBook has to offer. Whether you want to spend an afternoon crafting by yourself or enjoy family time around the table, this collection of homemade Christmas ornaments has got you covered. Learn how to decorate a Christmas tree using the cutest and most creative DIY Christmas ornaments you'll ever find.


 

 

Christmas Ball Ornaments

No Sew Quilted Star Homemade Christmas Ornament

It was so difficult to narrow down the best ball ornaments, but these are the most popular with readers as well as some of the more unique Christmas ball ornaments we have to offer. The Affordable Gold Dipped Ornaments even use materials from the dollar store, which saves tons of money on your Christmas crafting supplies.

  1. Best Glass Ball Ornament

  2. No Sew Quilted Star Homemade Christmas Ornament - pictured!

  3. Stylish Glass Christmas Tree Ornament

  4. Hot Cocoa Gift Ornament

  5. Affordable Gold Dipped Ornaments

  6. NEW! DIY Snowball Ornaments


 

Beaded Ornaments

Gorgeous Beaded Star Ornament

With many different shapes and bead choices, each of these homemade Christmas ornaments is truly one-of-a-kind. These beaded ornaments are so detailed that you won't believe you made it yourself. You could sell these for a pretty penny at any boutique shop, that's for sure. 

  1. Gorgeous Beaded Star Ornament - pictured!

  2. Victorian Beaded Christmas Tree Ornament

  3. White Pearl Christmas Ornament

  4. Beaded Christmas Star Ornament

  5. FUN! Beaded Snowman Strand

  6. Beaded Icicle Ornament


 

Crochet Christmas Ornaments

Sparkly Crochet Snowflake Ornament

When thinking of Christmas tree decorating ideas, crochet might not be the first thing you think of. However, if you crochet, then you probably know how fun DIY Christmas ornaments can be to make. Also, if you are new to crochet, ornaments are a great craft to start with, since they are smaller than many other crochet crafts.

  1. Crochet Wreath Ornament

  2. Sparkly Crochet Snowflake Ornament - pictured!

  3. NEW! Crochet Christmas Ball Ring Ornament

  4. Pip's Crocheted Christmas Baubles

  5. Super Easy Crochet Stocking Ornament

  6. The Christmas Pickle

     


7 Easy Homemade Christmas Ornaments for Kids free eBookDon't leave the kids out of your Christmas crafting! Download our free eBook, 7 Easy Homemade Christmas Ornaments for Kids. These easy Christmas crafts for kids will keep your little ones busy and give them another reason to get excited about decorating the tree. Use objects from your backyard to create nature-inspired crafts that look right at home on the Christmas tree.

 



 

Felt Ornaments

Hungarian Felt Star Ornament

There is just something so adorable about felt. It's one of the easiest fabrics to craft with because it's soft, easy to cut, form, sew on, and embellish. These felt Christmas ornaments are super fun, so we know that you will enjoy making and displaying them. Kids will love the DIY Christmas ornaments found in this section, too!

  1. NEW! Felt Stocking DIY Christmas Ornament

  2. Fun Felt Gingerbread House

  3. Hungarian Felt Star Ornament - pictured!

  4. Felt Pinecone Ornament

  5. Snowy Owl Ornaments - watch the video!

  6. Happy Lights Ornament


 

Knit Christmas Ornaments

Cute Knit Elf Ornament

Homemade Christmas ornaments are the best when they are made with love. We know that knitters always put so much care into their work, and these ornaments will show that. Lots of detail with amazing free knitting patterns, so you will really enjoy making these DIY decorations for your tree.

  1. AWW! Tiny Teddy Knit Ornament

  2. Glitter Yarn Stars

  3. Holiday Bird Ornaments

  4. Mini Knitted Mittens Ornament

  5. Cute Knit Elf Ornament - pictured!

  6. Santa and Snowman Mini Christmas Wreath

 


25 Knitting Patterns for Christmas

If you love to knit, then this collection of 25 Knitting Patterns for Christmas will give you some knit crafts to make year-round in preparation for Christmas. Some of these knitting patterns are fast, easy, and perfect for beginners, whereas others are more advanced and tedious. However, either way, the end results are amazing and well worth the effort.



 

Paper Ornaments

Japanese-Style DIY Christmas Ornaments

Whether you enjoy making origami designs or just want to upcycle your old magazines or Christmas cards, there is an ornament craft you will love. These Christmas tree decorating ideas involve delicate paper designs that you may not have been able to come up with on your own. Though, with these easy-to-follow tutorials, you'll be making some spectacular paper ornaments in no time!

  1. Rustic Paper Flower Ornament

  2. NEW! Duct Tape and Snowflake Ornaments

  3. Fancy Paper Snowflakes

  4. Japanese-Style DIY Christmas Ornaments - pictured!

  5. 3D Paper Ball Ornaments

  6. Folded Greeting Card Homemade Christmas Ornament

 

What are your favorite types of homemade Christmas Ornaments?

Let us know in the comment section below!

 

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