Making homemade DIY Christmas ornaments is one of my family’s Christmas traditions. The tradition started when I was a child. Every year we chose a different ornament style, and everyone made their own unique design of that ornament.
While unwrapping Christmas ornaments the other day and I found some that I made as a child. Christmas is a wonderful time to reflect on memories made with family and friends.
How to Make DIY Christmas Ornaments
Last year I purchased a Cricut Maker, and that really changed the way I make Christmas ornaments and more. Those hard to cut felt ornaments, banners, and decor are easy and fast to make with the Cricut Maker. So my DIY Christmas tree ornaments and decorations are so fun to make in half the time and effort.
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Easy Felt Ornaments
These felt Christmas ornaments were the first thing I made with my Cricut Maker (scissors can cut them). You can see them below and read about them in this earlier post.
Crafting supplies are in limited supply this year so I have gathered my crafting must-haves for your convenience HERE.
Embroidery Hoop Decorations
Embroidery hoops are another fond memory from my childhood. When I was a child, my grandmother taught me to embroider using an embroidery hoop.
Now, however, I use embroidery hoops and my Cricut to make Christmas ornaments and door hangers. The possibilities are endless for embroidery hoop ornaments.
I choose fabrics for my embroidery hoop ornaments that coordinate with my handmade Christmas stockings, tree skirts, and decor.
In the photo below, you can see our Farmhouse Christmas tree with Circut. It is decorated with my ornaments, embroidery hoop ornaments, and the handpainted blubs with vinyl decals. See how I made those faux glass ornaments HERE.
Mr. Kippi at Home made me this blanket ladder to hold our Christmas stocking (see how to make one HERE).
Making Embroidery Hoop Ornaments
The embroidery hoop ornament designs can be resized to fit any embroidery hoop, including large ones (door hanger size).
- Embroidery hoops
- Cricut Maker
- SVG files
- Embroidery floss
- Embroidery needle
- Crafting Must-Haves
Pinecone Homemade Christmas Ornaments
My daughter, Olivia, and I gathered pinecones from our yard to craft some almost free nature-inspired Christmas Gnome ornaments. This easy pinecone DIY Christmas ornament craft has a wonderful step by step tutorial you can find on Olivia’s blog HERE. Olivia made the pom pom with yarn we had on hand too.
DIY Wood Bead Ornaments
DIY Gnome Ornament
I am obsessed with these adorable gnomes. They were made with cardboard shipping boxes, scrap fabrics, and trims. I have a step by step tutorial and the free pattern HERE.
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