This DIY Christmas Ornaments Tree is filled with simple, classic and charming ornaments you can create with your children, grandchildren or friends! It is the perfect way to include the whole family in making a homemade decorated tree that will look cozy and hold sweet memories!
This year, since my kids are really starting to get excited about Christmas and some of the traditions we have, I decided to do a Christmas tree just dedicated to ornaments that we can make together.
When I say kids, I do mean toddlers, so a lot of the decorations we made were *mostly* made by me! But they get to feel like they had a part in making the ornaments and decorating the tree. I truly had so much fun working on these crafts!
The DIY ornaments we made look so cute together and the tree is filled with ornaments that I am totally okay with if they get messed up, rearranged, or played with!
These simple DIY Christmas ornaments are great activities to do with kids of any age, girlfriends, your spouse, or just by yourself while you watch a cozy Christmas movie!
Be sure to check out the other amazing bloggers unique Christmas tree themes linked down below!
DIY Christmas Ornaments – simple and charming for your tree:
DIY Pom Pom Garland
I am obsessed with these cute handmade pom pom garlands. I made some a few years ago and was never very happy with how they turned out. This year, I was determined to make them again so they looked like I had envisioned all this time!
Check out my post for a simple, step-by-step tutorial for DIY Pom Pom Garland. I am so happy with how they turned out. Making them is so easy and made for a relaxing evening project!
Dried Orange Slices simple DIY Christmas Ornaments
I am seeing a lot of dried orange used for garlands, ornaments, and wreaths this year and I am here for it! I know my almost 2 year old daughter is also a fan, as I found her licking the oranges on the tree the other day…! 🙂
This is such a fun and simple project to do with your kids, and the way they look on the tree is so beautiful.
We have a mixture of white and multi-colored lights on our simple DIY Christmas Ornament tree and my husband said that the orange slices almost have a stained-glass look to them as the light passes through. They are just so pretty. I will never do another tree without them!
How to make Dried Orange Slice DIY Christmas Ornaments:
- Grab 4-5 oranges rich in color and slice them very thin (about 1/4″ thin)
- Arrange orange slices on a paper towel or kitchen towel to absorb some of the juices from the orange slices. Let sit for about 30 minutes to an hour.
- Preheat oven to 200℉.
- Place orange slices on a baking sheet fitted on top of a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 3-5 hours, flipping the oranges every hour or so.
- I baked mine for 3 hours and I think I could have gone a little longer. They still turned out great but next time I will probably bake closer to 4 or 5 hours.
- Once they are dried, string with some twine! These would also look beautiful tied onto your Christmas gifts under the tree- just watch out for sneaky toddlers who might get hungry!
Simple Baked Applesauce Cinnamon DIY Christmas Ornaments
Alright y’all. If you do any Christmas craft this year with your kids, let it be this one.
I had so much fun making these applesauce cinnamon ornaments with my kids! They are easy to make and my kids had the best time mixing, rolling out, and cutting the dough. The ornaments turned out so cute and they smell amazing! We will be making these every year. 🙂
How to make Baked Applesauce Cinnamon Ornaments:
Grab a few tools to make this super simple-
- 1 Cup Applesauce
- 1 Cup Cinnamon
- Mix 1 Cup of applesauce with 1 Cup of cinnamon till it forms a ball. My dough whisk made mixing the dough so much easier than a regular whisk. If it is still too sticky/wet, add more cinnamon until you get the right consistency.
- Roll out the dough on a clean surface to about 1/4″ thick.
- Cut out ornaments with cookie cutter, remove extra dough surrounding cookie shape.
- Use a bench scraper to pick up to the cookie and place it on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
- Poke a hole at the top of the cookie ornament
- Bake in oven set to 250 for 1.5 hours.
DIY Pom Pom Yarn Beanies
In addition to the DIY pom pom garland, we added another yarn element by making these cozy DIY pom pom beanies. These were really fun to make and the yarn elements on the tree make it feel extra cozy!
I used the same yarn I had on hand for the garland and a couple cut up cardboard toilet paper rolls.
DIY Pom Pom Yarn Beanie Tutorial:
Check out these other gorgeous Christmas trees from some amazing bloggers!
Suani’s Heirloom Tree from Keeper of Our Home
Ada’s Eco-Friendly Tree from My Journey to Green
Ada from myjourneytogreen.com is a mom and wife, always looking for a more natural and simple way of living. A journey filled with eco-friendly ideas, urban gardening tips, DIY, healthy recipes, and more.
Her eco-friendly Christmas tree ornaments are beautiful, fun to make, and made with natural or recycled materials. This is the perfect holiday craft that the entire family will enjoy.
Check out Ada’s eco-friendly Christmas tree here!
Barbra-Sue’s Old Fashioned Tree from Kowalski Mountain
Barbra-Sue from kowalskimountain.com and her husband, Philip, own 68 acres in Western Kentucky where they are building a homestead. They recently sold their home in Florida and are living in their RV, traveling frequently to the homestead to build the needed infrastructure. Currently, they are in the beginning process of building a log home from the timber harvested on the property. Once they meet their financial goals, they will move to the homestead full time.
This Christmas is Philip and Barbra-Sue’s first Christmas as empty nesters and newlyweds. Since their household goods are in storage, Barbra-Sue used items on hand to create an Old-Fashioned Christmas tree full of country charm. A snow-covered mini tree perfectly fits their tiny home but still brings Christmas cheer this holiday season.
Angela’s Simple Christmas Ornaments from the ModWife Blog
Angela at the blog modwife.net loves to create and make. Seeing beauty in everything around her and trying to embrace all life has to offer. Currently she is traveling full-time in an RV with her family of 5 and 1 dog searching for their own homestead and old home to renovate. Living simply but not simple is her goal.
Check out her tiny home Christmas tree with 5 simple Christmas ornaments anyone can incorporate to elevate any Christmas tree.
Teresa’s Old World Charm Christmas Tree from Celebration Elevation
Teresa from CelebrationElevation.com is sharing her Old World Charm Christmas Tree, made up of the many vintage, glass ornaments she has collected along the way. Some ornaments from childhood and even a few from her mom’s childhood. Each ornament has a story, so she dedicated an entire tree to these beautiful, glass ornaments.
Take a look at Teresa’s beautiful and special Old World Charm Christmas Tree here!