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58 Outstanding DIY Ornaments

Move over, pumpkin spice latte-it's peppermint mocha time. December is here, and even if you spent the last few months protesting (“I swear it seems like yesterday was July!”), you've gotta admit the signs are everywhere. Twinkling lights on every street, red-nosed reindeers greeting you at every doorway, and coworkers no longer being secretive about their Christmas music listening. Yup, there's no use ignoring it: It's time for the holidays!

To get on board with the festivities, we've gathered together our favorite DIY ornaments to add to your decorations this year, because without ornaments… your Tannenbaum is just a pine tree.

1. Vintage Inspired Bell Jar

2. Knit

3. Paper

4. Twig

5. Glitter Filled

6. Macadamia Nut

7. Legos

Or perhaps you'd prefer the Millenium Falcon?

8. Glitter Animals

9. Pom Pom Santa

10. Ombre

11. Reindeer

12. Snowflake

13. Chalkboard

14. German Star

15. Scrabble

16. Golden Snitch

17. Gumdrop

18. Filled with Popcorn

19. Salt Dough

20. Instagram

21. Cinnamon Scented

22. Mod Podge

23. Clay Bird

24. Cinnamon Sticks

25. Felt

26. Recycled T-Shirt

27. Houses

28. Candycane Bow

29. Toilet Paper Roll

30. Gifts

31. Comic Book

32. LEDs

33. Cookie Cutter

34. Clay Feathers

35. Painted Pinecone

36. Stained Glass Cookie

37. Glitter Covered

38. Peanut Snowmen

39. Pistachio

40. Bow Boxes

41. Cupcake

42. Diorama

43. Family Photos

44. Acorn

45. Mini Wreath

46. Light Bulb Snowman

47. Ribbon

48. Toothpick Star

49. Acrylic Paint

50. Crochet Slippers

51. Woodland

52. Glitter Leaf

53. Paper Balls

54. Hot Air Balloon

55. Personalized

56. Melted Crayons

57. Scented Pinecone

58. Mason Jar Lids

Or for the laziest DIYer…


For more on holiday decorating, consider:

Holiday Lights 101
How To: Keep a Christmas Tree Fresh
Bob Vila Radio: Picking a Christmas Tree