Christmas may be right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean there still isn’t time to DIY a few ornaments! Most of these ornaments can even be used as gift toppers, so if your tree is already all decked out, make a few of these to adorn your gifts instead. Hey, everyone! It’s Kara from A Kailo Chic Life and I am going to share 10 DIY ornament ideas with you today. We have a little bit of everything from kid-friendly ornaments to edible ornaments. So take a look and pick out a few to DIY this week!
First up, let’s talk kid friendly ornaments. One of my favorite ornaments to make is the classic salt dough ornaments. This year instead of using the plain salt dough, add a few different colors of food coloring to pieces of your dough and twist them together to create a marble effect! My kids love helping with the marbling!
Next up is what I like to call the confetti ornament. These are also a great project for kids. Hand them a pair of scissors (or safety scissors) and let them go to town cutting up little pieces of colored paper. Then coat a clear ornament in glue and let them dip and stick the paper to the ornament to create a fun colorful confetti-laden bauble.
Now let’s move on to edible ornaments! Use an open terrarium ornament along with royal icing, edible icing decorations, and sugar cookies to create an edible terrarium ornament. This one won’t last until next year, but the kids and adults alike will love creating their own edible ornaments. Think of it as the modern gingerbread house. Who really eats those things anyway?
Or if you want to take the simple route, just fill clear ornaments with colorful sprinkles to add a fun and whimsical touch to your tree.
Looking for an affordable ornament alternative? How about using paper to craft with? Use wrapping paper in patterns that match your decor to create little paper fan rounds to add to your tree. Just cut two equal squares out of wrapping paper, accordion fold, staple and glue for a cute little paper fan.
Or cut strips of glittery cardstock and glue them onto ribbon to create a fun twirly tree shaped ornament.
Looking for another simple paper ornament alternative? Use paper gift tags! They can go straight on the tree as is or you can add stickers or cut them into smaller shapes.
Now for a new take on classic ornament shapes we have colorful bottle brush trees. Adorn your big tree with little colorful trees for a new spin on tree decorating. Use just a bit of spray paint and some glitter to turn plain bottle brush trees into colorful ones.
Or use a bit of magic concrete paint to paint wood snowflakes and give them an industrial look. Add a dip in gold acrylic craft paint for a modern touch.
Last but not least use colorful metallic foil vinyl to give wood slices a color blocked look quickly. Just cut rectangles from the metallic foil and stick to the wood rounds. Use scissors to trim off any extra foil.
I hope you all enjoyed these 10 DIY ornament ideas and find the time to craft up a few!