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Handmade Christmas Decorations for Your Tree: 15 Ornament Ideas

By: Kathryn Wright, Editor of

Mini Knitted Mittens Ornament If you like to crochet, knit, or sew, you'll love our collection of Handmade Christmas Decorations for Your Tree: 15 Ornament Ideas. This list of Christmas ornament crafts connects you to free Christmas patterns that will help you to create unique DIY ornaments. Instead of rushing around stores this Christmas, make your own Christmas ornaments that you can personalize. We've included crochet ornament patterns, knit Christmas ornaments, Christmas sewing patterns, and even needlework projects!

Handmade Christmas Decorations for Your Tree: 15 Ornament Ideas
Table of Contents

  1. Crochet Ornament Patterns

  2. Sewing Projects

  3. Knitted Ornaments

  4. Needlework Ornaments


Crochet Ornament Patterns

Sparkly Crochet Snowflake OrnamentMini Crochet Stockings OrnamentCrocheted Santa OrnamentPip's Crocheted Christmas Baubles

You'll be amazed at how professional your ornaments look with these Christmas crochet ornament patterns.

  1. Sparkly Crochet Snowflake Ornament - A glittery pattern like this will really stand out with your Christmas lights.
  2. Mini Crochet Stockings Ornaments - Stockings don't just have to be for your mantel! These handmade Christmas decorations for your tree are warm and fuzzy amongst the branches.
  3. Crocheted Santa Ornament - Nothing's more jolly than a DIY Christmas Ornament with Jolly Old Saint Nick!
  4. Pip's Crocheted Christmas Baubles - Use the traditional look of ball ornaments as your inspiration for these crochet Christmas ornaments.

Sewing Projects

Felt Rocking Horse OrnamentChristmas Trees in DenimEasy Little Bullfinch OrnamentMini-Monet Christmas Ornament Tutorial

These sewn Christmas ornaments include patterns that are both nostalgic and original.

  1. Felt Rocking Horse Ornament- This precious Christmas sewing pattern will add a popular childhood toy to your tree.
  2. Christmas Trees in Denim - Turn an old pair of jeans into a unique Christmas tree craft.
  3. Easy Little Bullfinch Ornament - This is a great example of the many handmade Christmas decorations for your tree that come alive with your sewing skills.
  4. Mini-Monet Christmas Ornament Tutorial - Commemorate your children's artwork with this sweet project.

Knitted Ornaments

Mini Knitted Mittens OrnamentChristmas Tree Bears Knitted Candy Cane OrnamentMiniature Sweater Ornaments

These amazing knit Christmas ornaments are the perfect handmade Christmas decorations for your tree because they use other Christmas decorations as inspiration!

  1. Mini Knitted Mittens Ornament - Your tree will look very cozy with these mittens hanging on them.
  2. Christmas Tree Bears - These adorable Christmas bears are a huge hit with our readers!
  3. Knitted Candy Cane Ornament - Every tree needs some candy, and this Christmas ornament pattern provides this without the mess.
  4. Miniature Sweater Ornaments - If you love tiny wearables, you'll get a kick out of this tiny knit Christmas ornament.

Needlework Ornaments

Argyle Applique OrnamentHalf-Eaten Gingerbread Man OrnamentSomerset Star Ornament Joyful Message Sachet Ornaments

If you love detailed Christmas craft projects, these DIY Christmas ornament patterns are what you're looking for.

  1. Half-Eaten Gingerbread Man Ornament - You'll want some handmade Christmas decorations for your tree that show off humor, and this is just the thing.
  2. Somerset Star Ornament - Try a new Christmas ornament pattern for the top of your tree this year.
  3. Joyful Message Sachet Ornaments - This simple pattern can easily be personalized with your own holiday tidings.
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