• Courtney Haanen

11 DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments To Fit Any Décor Style



I absolutely love all variations of Organic Modern design. Our own personal design style preferences often become a big part of our holiday decorating too. I love to see ornaments that are both classic looking and beautiful, but also combine elements of nature. Like wood and tree branches. Textiles like yarn and burlap. Elements like clay and paper can also give a unique natural feel.


Here are 11 decorations you can make with your family to use for your holiday décor without jeopardizing your design style. They all fit in and can be customized to work with many color schemes!







1. Wood Bead Snowflake Ornament


I love how clean and simple this hand made ornament is.


You only need a few items to make these too. Wooden beads (you could choose any color to fit your décor style), craft wire and ribbon.


Check out all the details to make these yourself at Alice & Lois.






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2. Antler Wood Slice Ornament


This one has such a natural feel to it that I could see making these to give as gifts or adding them to accessorize other areas of your home during the holidays in addition to your tree.


You can choose an etch design to fit any style and personality.


Find the tutorial on making these at Cherished Bliss.





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3. Paper Hearts From Old Book Pages



I fell in love with this ornament when I saw it. The bloggers made these as valentines day hearts, but I feel like they would make an amazing addition to a Christmas tree. Imagine using the paper from a classic novel like "A Christmas Carol".


This one doesn't need much for supplies to make it either, which is always a bonus! Just paper, scissors, string, stapler, and a ruler.


Check out the full tutorial at Fabulessly Frugal.



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4. Kissing Ball Ornament


There are so many natural elements to this ornament. It only requires a handful of items needed to make it, yet it looks so beautiful.


Customize the top part to fit your color, style.


Find the full tutorial at Hearth and Vine.

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5. Air Dry Clay Christmas Ornaments


I loved this idea so much. There are so many variations you can make using this sort of technique. This allows you to be as creative as you'd like! Customized them as personal gifts or make them all uniform for your tree design.


I think these would make amazing and personal gift tags too!


Find the full tutorial and 5 different variations here at A Pretty Fix.

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6. Metallic Paper Ball Ornaments


These are so brilliantly eye catching. They are a lot easier to make then they look (which is always what you want when creating something unique for your tree).


I feel light they would enhance the glow of your tree with the simmering reflections.


Find the full tutorial at Lia Griffith.





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7. Origami Star Ornament


These are so cute and only require two items to make them! You can use any type of paper design you want. This will allow you to include these unique decorations within any color scheme or design style.


Vintage, farmhouse, minimalist. You can customize them for any look you are going for! (Photo Source)


Check out the full tutorial at Homemade Gifts Made Easy.








8. Vintage Paper Ball Ornament


These ornaments are so unique and can be personalized in so many ways. You can really use any designed paper you'd like, but I really thought the vintage aspect of these gave them so much character.


You can find the full tutorial at Finding Zest.







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9. Mini Snow Globe Ornament


How cute are these! I love the idea of using the little clear light bulbs. That a lone makes this ornament so neat. The little tree inside gives is a natural feel and the snow really sets the mood.


Check out the tutorial at No Biggie.









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10. Clear Christmas Baubles


Your imagination is your only limit with these ornaments. You can put whatever you'd like inside them. Create a style, color that match your tree design. I think they would also make thoughtful personalized gifts.


I saw so many versions of this one that I couldn't choose just one to share. Everything from placing a feather inside in remembrance of a loved one to simple pieces of greenery.


You can find fillable baubles or Amazon, or most craft stores.


You can find lots of ideas on what to fill them with on pinterest!


Photo by cottonbro from Pexels



11. Dried Fruit Ornaments


This one is a new trend that is taking pinterest and tiktok by storm! Everyone is doing it and there seems to be a variety of designs, but the "how to" seems to all be the same.


You simply cut the oranges (I've also seen limes and grapefruit used) thin, about 1/4". Then bake at a low temperature (200 degrees) for about 2 hours. You want the fruit to dehydrate completely.


If you want to use a dehydrator instead, just adjust for the temperature and time recommended for fruit on your dehydrator. There are ways to dehydrate on most air fryers too!


Photo by Anna on Unsplash


Once they are completely dehydrated and cooled, attach string, and add any extra items if you wish. Popular additions are things like glitter, twigs, sprigs of rosemary, and cinnamon sticks.




Let me know which one (s) you decide to make this year! I'd love to see pictures of your results.

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