Christmas ornament crafts to make this season

Published on 7 October 2020 3 min read

Embellish your tree with beautiful DIY Christmas ornaments for all to see! From traditional crafts to contemporary makes, we've rounded up our fave festive projects from around the craftesphere! From beautiful knitted baubles to tremendous papercraft tree toppers, there's also plenty of Christmas ornament crafts for kids too!

Beautiful baubles and ornaments

No Christmas tree would be complete without an abundance of brilliant baubles and festive DIY Christmas ornaments. We’ve got homemade bauble patterns for every tree – from daring to the minimalist and all those in between! 

Switch up the colours in these patterns to match your home’s festive theme and make a bundle of baubles for your tree. There's also plenty of Christmas ornament crafts for kids too - so the whole family can enjoy!

Christmas pudding bauble

These beautiful knitted Christmas pudding baubles by Amanda Berry will look heavenly hanging from your tree! Made in moreish Paintbox Yarns Simply DK, this pretty pudding is knitted flat and uses fair isle colourwork, perfect for confident beginners or intermediate knitters!

Christmas Pudding Bauble
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Christmas Pudding Bauble

By Amanda Berry

DIY paper tree ornaments

Make like Hello Wonderful with these dizzy, fizzy star topped DIY paper tree ornaments. For unforgettable Christmas crafts for kids that sparkle and shine, this is one project for the list!

Hello Wonderful papercraft DIY tree ornament

Candy cane baubles

We love this free Christmas bauble pattern from Regia in jolly candy cane shades. The pattern includes knitting charts for both Jacquard and Striped designs, so you can make a whole assortment of baubles to brighten up your tree this Christmas!

Christmas Baubles in Regia 4 Ply 50g - R0095A - Downloadable PDF
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Christmas Baubles in Regia 4 Ply 50g - R0095A - Downloadable PDF

By Regia

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3D paper baubles

If you love papercraft, making these beautiful 3D paper Christmas tree ornaments by Karina are a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! No matter your style there are plenty of Christmas papercraft ideas to decorate your home.

Papercraft Christmas Baubles by Karinascrapspace

Minimalist embroidered baubles kit

For classic white Christmas DIY ornament inspiration, this beautiful bauble embroidery kit by Rico is a must! Each kit includes the materials to make 8 stunning minimalist baubles, that you can delicately embroider yourself in gold and silver stranded cotton. For crafty friends - this also makes a gorgeous Christmas gift!

Rico Christmas Bauble Tree Decoration Embroidery Kit - White (8 pcs) - 10x10
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Rico Christmas Bauble Tree Decoration Embroidery Kit - White (8 pcs) - 10x10

By Rico

Felt robin Christmas tree ornament kit

This rocking robin will look adorable perched on your tree this Christmas. For fun and easy DIY Christmas crafts for kids, discover this Christmassy felting craft kit from Groves which includes everything you need to make this chirpy chap!

Groves Felt Decoration Kit: Robin
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Groves Felt Decoration Kit: Robin

By Groves

Sewing Room baubles

We absolutely love these glorious crochet Sewing Room baubles by Natalie Beard! Perfect homage to crafters at Christmas these gorgeous amigurumi Christmas ornaments are seriously cute and make great gifts too!

Sewing Room Baubles
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Sewing Room Baubles

By Natalie Beard

Rudolph reindeer jingle bell bauble

Can you here the sleigh bells ring? This adorable Rudolph crochet bauble is so fun and surprisingly easy to make! With fluffy face, red nose, antlers, muzzle and jingly bell - we love the detail of this novelty DIY Christmas decoration pattern by Needles and Pins.

Rudolph Reindeer Jingle Bell Bauble
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Rudolph Reindeer Jingle Bell Bauble

By Needles & Pins

Doily Christmas tree ornaments

Using doilies and popsicle sticks, even younger kids can get involved in making these pretty tree DIY ornaments! This fab super easy tutorial by Buggy and Buddy will be perfect for keeping little hands busy on a winter's afternoon. Plus they'll love hanging their finished ornaments in the tree afterwards!

Doily DIY Christmas Tree ornaments by Buggy and Buddy

Christmas crochet paper chain and baubles

These bright and merry Christmas paper chain and bauble pattern from Betsy Makes makes us feel like a kid again! Designed in bright festive colours and mesmerising crochet colourwork, you can wrap and sprinkle these festive decorations all over your tree. A great Christmas DIY project for kids and adult beginners!

Crochet Christmas Paper Chain & Bauble
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Crochet Christmas Paper Chain & Bauble

By betsymakes

Tremendous tree toppers

Christmas isn’t complete without a topper on the tree! Whether you’re a stickler for tradition who has to have an angel; or an artsy alternative who fancies shaking things up a bit – we’ve got a DIY Christmas tree topper for you.

Porg Christmas tree topper

Make your Christmas decorations as unique as you! We love this fun and zany Porg amigurumi Christmas tree topper by Super Cute Design. Star Wars themed Christmas anyone?

Porg Christmas Tree Topper
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Porg Christmas Tree Topper

By Super Cute Design

Angel tree topper

For a classic Christmas tree topper you'll use year after year try your hand at making this beautiful lace knitted Angel ornament design by Munroe Sisters 3. Elegant and ethereal she'll look stunning at the top of your tree!

Angel Ornament
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Angel Ornament

By MunroSisters3

Papercraft golden star tree topper

Your tree will certainly shine bright with this beautiful DIY golden star by Abbi Kirsten! All you need is cardstock, glue gun, scissors, thin wood dowel and clear craft plastic to make this magical handmade festive tree topper.

DIY papercraft Christmas tree topper Abbi Kirsten DIY Gold Star Christmas tree topper

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