Cute Ornament Crafts to Trim the Tree

Why run out to the store for tree décor when your can make your own Christmas ornaments at home? You'll be ready to hang up your work after only a few simple steps. The whole family will treasure these unique handmade crafts for many holidays to come.

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Peaceful Dove Décor

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Peaceful Dove Décor

Make a flock of these simple, graphic doves for your tree. Add a punch of color to the white palate by outlining your bird with bright stitching and a peep wing and tails.

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Christmas Bauble

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Christmas Bauble

This Christmas craft starts fun and messy, but ends with a chic globe to hang on your tree. Cut up a bunch of colorful scraps of fabric, dip them in glue, and cover a Styrofoam ball. Wrap the ribbon from bottom to top, and add a bow to make it easy to hang.

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Stacked Corks

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Stacked Corks

Put a cork in it! Recycle your wine corks into these stacked bundles for a great Christmas ornament. Just wrap a piece of twine or wire around the corks to keep the tree together and make it easy to hang.

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How to Make a Gumball Snowman Ornament

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Totally Tubular Wreaths

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Totally Tubular Wreaths

Turn some old toilet paper tubes into these fun and festive metallic wreaths. Paint the interior and exterior of your tubes different colors. Then, make fringe cuts along the length of your tubes, leaving about a 1/4-inch uncut. Once your tubes are fringed from top to bottom, bend and attach the top to the bottom to complete your wreath.

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Striped Spaceship

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Striped Spaceship

Get twisted with this spiral craft -- all you need are strips of orange and white paper and a needle and thread. Fold your strips of paper in half, connect them with a needle and thread through the top and bottom, and then fan out the strips to make the spiral.

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Cinnamon Circle Wreaths

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Cinnamon Circle Wreaths

Whip up a batch of cinnamon dough and use cookie cutters to punch out simple wreaths to hang on your tree or to decorate your gift-wrapping.

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How to Make Ice-Pop Stick Sled Ornaments

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Sew Lovely Christmas Designs

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Sew Lovely Christmas Designs

Head to your local paint store to make these Christmas trees and snowman. Grab a handful of heavy-duty paint chips, and then cut them into strips or circles. Once you've got your paint strips arranged, sew them together in one continuous straight line, leaving some extra string at the top to hang.

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Pom Pom Perfect Ornament

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Pom Pom Perfect Ornament

Bring out the Christmas cheer with this pom pom covered Styrofoam ball -- use pushpins to attach as many colors as you like.

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Snow Baby

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Snow Baby

Celebrate baby's first Christmas with this bundled little ornament. String together two fluffy white pom-poms and attach a face, scarf, and bow cut from felt to decorate -- you can easily make a boy version by attaching a blue scarf.

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Paper Loops

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Paper Loops

Get a little loopy while making these flower-inspired paper ornaments. Cut strips of paper from fun florescent colors, and then stack and staple them together in the center. Bend the petals into the center and attach them with double-sided tape until you've got a completely looped together flower.

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Broken Gingerbread Man

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Broken Gingerbread Man

Take a bite out of this gingerbread man craft -- it's easy to make with the free downloadable template. Just print the template, trace onto brown felt, cut and sew. Embellish with fun additions like red buttons and a face that says "Oh no!"

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Snowy Owl

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Snowy Owl

Hoo loves crafting? You do! Make this white owl ornament with some felt, googley eyes, and fun feathers sticking out as ears. Add a cutout from an old paperback book to the belly of your wise owl and finish off with some rhinestone bling.

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Jingle Bell Mouse

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Jingle Bell Mouse

Trap this merry mouse in your Christmas tree by stuffing some felt and wrapping the body with a fun, printed fabric. Add mini mouse ears, and then sew on a tiny jingle bell nose.

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Ice Cream Ornament

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Ice Cream Ornament

Get the scoop on this super cool ice cream craft. Start by stacking two felt balls and wrapping them inside a piece of felt secured with a bow and a few stitches. Add a jingle bell as the cherry on top.

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Owl Ornaments

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Owl Ornaments

Whoooo doesn't love an adorable owl craft to decorate your house? Download the owl template from Juicy Bits, cut the pieces from felt, sew together, and then stuff, decorate, and hide these little birdies in your tree.

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