Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments 2021

Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments - Granddaughters

These little ones bring so much joy into my world. It’s always an adventure crafting with them. Both have their own personality and style, from girly to oh my word. I mean you can see it in the picture above, just how entertaining they are!

Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments

Again these are super easy and older children can basically create unsupervised. Well as long as they aren’t mad about glitter, then well a reminder that the glitter goes in the ornaments might be needed. For our ornaments, we used the following items, most can be purchased at the Dollar Store too!

  • Plastic Fillable Ornaments – 3 each of 2 1/2″ Round & 1- Christmas Light Bulb Shaped one
    (craft stores & dollar stores have these)
  • Glitter – White, Green, Blue, & White
  • Ribbons & Scrap Supplies
  • Snowflake sequins
  • Green Garland (Dollar Store)
  • Small Black PomPoms
  • Orange Felt
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Wire Cutters (you can get a pair from Dollar Store)

I had them cover their areas with some brown craft paper using washi tape to secure it in place.

Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments – Melted Snowman

We made 4 ornaments each, the first one we did was probably the girls’ favorite. I call it the Melted Snowman Ornament. It’s super cute and easy peasy too!

Items Needed:

  • 2 1/2″ Round Ornament
  • Glitter
  • Orange Felt
  • 2 – Small Black Pompoms
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Sequins

Directions:

  • First remove the silver ornamanet hanger piece from your plastic oranment.
  • Fill oranment about 1/2 half with your perferred color of glitter. (this will be the melted snow)
  • Add little black pompoms (these are your snowman’s eyes) to the oranment.
  • Cut a carrot nose out of the orange felt.
  • Add the carrot nose to the ornament.
  • Sprinkle in a few snowflake sequins.
  • Replace the silver hanger you removed earlier.
  • Tie a ribbon about the top below the hanger.

Again these are easy peasy and this would be fun for as young as 3 (with supervision) and old as, well me! Now, if you got yourself a little joker in your family as I have, then you may want to keep the gold glitter hidden until after you’ve finished this ornament. Gold glitter represents yellow snow, and well we all know what yellow snow represents! Yep, the oldest little wanted to make her snow yellow, thank the Lord I didn’t bring out the gold glitter! I can imagine the talk around the Christmas tree later if I had.

Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments -Snowman

Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments – Ribbons & Glitter

This one was another hit with the girls, but really what little girl doesn’t like glitter. We used the 2 1/2 round fillable ornament for this craft.

Items Needed:

  • 2 1/2″ Ornament
  • Ribbon
  • Glitter
  • Sequins
  • Scissors

Directions:

  • Cut a 16″ piece of ribbon or your choice color
  • Take off the top silver hanger from the ornament
  • Slowly thread the ribbon into the ornament
  • Add sequins, glitter and any other embellishments you want
  • Top the hanger back on the top, and tie a ribbon around it or through the hanger.
  • Shake gently to shift your pieces around, and to fluff the ribbon.
Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments - Ribbon and Glitter-Ribbon and Glitter

Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments – Green Garland & Glitter

For this ornament, we again used the 2 1/2″ round ornament. Again this is another super easy ornament, and the littlest granddaughter kept referring to her as a winter wonderland. Pretty neat name for it, and a great way to tell any littles you might be creating this with. Let’s create our own winter wonderland. Anywho . . .

Items needed:

  • 2 1/2″ Round Ornament
  • Green Garland (Dollor Store)
  • Glitter
  • Seguins
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors or Wire Cutters

Directions:

  • Remove the silver hanger from your ornament.
  • Cut a 12″ piece of garland and thread it into your oranment.
  • Add sequins & glitter or any other embellishments you have.
  • Place the hanger back on the ornament, and add ribbon to embellish it.

Easy peasy, it looks pretty too.

Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments

Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments – Glitter Christmas Bulb

This one was the messiest, and more of an experiment. Use the Christmas bulb ornament for this craft. It would also work with any fillable ornament too. Since I wasn’t really sure how to go about putting my idea of this craft into motion, it was truly an experiment. I dumped way to much glue into my bulb and the littles, before I could tell them otherwise followed suit. It was fun getting the bucket of glue out of each bulb. 🙂 But If you follow the steps below you should be fine.

Items Needed:

  • Christmas Bulb Ornament
  • Glue
  • Paint Brush
  • Glitter
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors

Directions:

  • Using the bulb shaped ornament, remove the hanger
  • Dip your paint brush into glue and paint the inside of ornament. Put on a good layer but not to thick.
  • Dump a good amount of glitter into the ornament, put your finger over the hole and shake. This will help spread the glitter over the glue. Dump out excess glitter and repeat the process until you’re happy with the way the glitter covers the inside of your oranment.
  • Dry ornament upside down, so that the pile of glitter and glue runs from the top to the bottom.
  • Once dry replace the hanger and add a ribbon if you’d like.

I honestly don’t know why I didn’t get a picture of this ornament, they turned out really good even if they were experiments. 🙂 We were able to create all 4 ornaments in about 1 hour, which included time for shenanigans, prepping the table, and clean up.

I try to keep things moving along or the littlest gets sidetracked and what is supposed to be a Christmas ornament turns into a new Halloween decoration! It was fun spending time crafting with them, and surprisingly they seemed to enjoy it too.

We used to craft all the time when they were much little, but at 10 & 13 I’ve got to be a bit more creative with the crafts we do. I keep telling them it’s time for me to remove their batteries to keep them from growing up more. The 13 yr old always says, “I am probably the only 13 yr. old that doesn’t want to grow up.” referring to herself of course.

Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments – Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for easy Christmas crafts to do with your littles, these Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments are perfect. They also make great Christmas gifts for them to give to parents and grandparents.

We used to have a tree that held all the ornaments that the kids made over the years. It was so special, some days I’d find myself just looking at all the things the kiddies have made over the years. So these are great little treasures to have later too!

We have a few more little crafts to create before Christmas that we’ll be sharing here on FaithNPrettyThings. If you’re looking for Faith-related gifts you can check out the Shop, we have faith planners, planner kits, bible journaling kits, and more.

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