Unique DIY Christmas Ornaments to Make

Looking for unique Christmas ornaments that you can make at home using free instructions and free patterns found on the Internet? If so, this page is a fantastic place to begin your search. You’ll find a variety of unique ornament patterns and instructions here, plus insights for making your Christmas decorations extra special this year. We hope you’ll enjoy crafting some (or all!) of these fantastic Christmas ornaments — and that they will become a cherished part of your annual holiday celebrations.

Unique DIY Christmas Tree Ornament

Unique DIY Christmas Tree Ornament
Unique DIY Christmas Tree Ornament

You could make this ornament dozens of times, and each time it could look different — because you could vary the “decorations” you use for embellishing the little Christmas tree. You could use themed buttons in interesting shapes, or plain round buttons like I used in my project sample. Additionally, you could stitch tiny bows, or little pompoms onto your tree. Those aren’t the only possibilities; beads, sequins or embroidery could also be used as decorations.

With so many options available, this really is a fantastic opportunity for a completely unique, totally personalized project.

Beaded Snowflake Christmas Ornament

Snowflake Christmas Ornament
Snowflake Christmas Ornament

You can crochet this beaded snowflake to use as a Christmas tree ornament, if you like. Of course, there are many different ways to incorporate this cute design into your holiday decorations — no need to limit yourself to thinking of this as just being an ornament, if you’d rather use it as part of your giftwrap for a special package, or for a door hanger (if so, thread it onto some pretty ribbon and tie the ribbon in a bow.) You could also use it to decorate the cover of a three-dimensional scrabook, art journal or altered book project.

DIY Crochet Wreath Ornaments

DIY Wreath-Shaped Christmas Ornaments Designed by Kara Gunza
DIY Wreath-Shaped Christmas Ornaments Designed by Kara Gunza

These little wreath ornaments are zippy-quick crochet projects that you can whip out super fast. They’re each just two rounds of crochet, followed up either by some stitching or some gluing to attach your “decorations” to the wreath.

This project’s designer, Kara Gunza, used mini tinsel pompoms to decorate her wreath ornaments. The pompoms are super cute, but I’m thinking that if you don’t have any of them on hand in your craft supply stash, you could stitch beads onto your wreaths instead.

Click here to get the free crochet pattern at Kara’s website, Petalstopicots.com.

Sure hope you enjoyed this roundup of free patterns and tutorials for unique Christmas ornaments to make at home. Happy crafting!

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