16 DIY Ornaments You Can Make In Time for Christmas That Are Pinterest-Worthy Good

Whether you're making some handmade holiday gifts for your friends and family, or DIY decorations for your home, Christmas crafts have a bit of extra magic. One of my favorite things to make during the holidays are easy DIY ornaments. Not only can they add a personal and customized touch to your tree, but you can make them with kids or give them as gifts. They're a win-win craft! 

But let's be real — making these yourself can sometimes seem a little daunting. You see all those perfectly chic ornaments on Pinterest and think, "I don't know if I could make that." Well, good news: you can! Here are 16 simple (and adorable) DIY ornaments you can have on your tree before Santa eats all your cookies. 

Scenic Glass Ornaments

The weather outside might not be snowy, but you can have your own little winter wonderland in ornament form. 

Image and tutorial: Delia Creates

Gold-Painted Animal Ornaments

Have some of those plastic farm animal toys laying around? Add some hooks and spray paint them gold to add some wildlife to your tree. 

Image and tutorial: A Beautiful Mess

Donut Ornaments

The sweetest ornament you’ll hang on your tree this year.

Image and tutorial: StudioDIY 

Sequin Ornaments

Add some pizzazz to your tree with some sequin ornaments. 

Image and tutorial: Taylor Made

Balsa Wood Diamond Ornaments

Clean lines and metallic paint make this ornament a chic addition to any tree.

Image and tutorial: A Beautiful Mess

Salt Dough Cut Out Ornaments

This is a great, low-mess craft to do with kids! 

Image and tutorial: Julie Blanner

Pearl Ornaments

Nothing says classy quite like pearls, am I right? 

Image and tutorial: Do It Yourself Divas

Map Sunburst Ornaments

Create these sunburst ornaments to commemorate an important trip. They also make a great gift for a world traveler. 

Image and tutorial: Josie Jones 

Emoji Ornaments

You know you and your roommates would have a blast putting these together. 

Image and tutorial: StudioDIY

Gold-Dipped Feather Ornaments

Perfect for an angel-inspired tree! 

Image and tutorial: Girl Loves Glam

Glitter Ornaments

These glitter ornaments are almost too good to be true. Make them in just one simple step.

Image and tutorial: Julie Blanner

Brushstroke Ornaments

For the artsy among us. 

Image and tutorial: Vitamini Handmade

Peppermint Cocoa Mix Ornament

The best thing about this ornament is that once New Year’s has come and gone, you still have hot chocolate. Pro tip: gift this with a tiny bottle of peppermint schnapps or marshmallow vodka. 

Image and tutorial: Creme de la Crumb 

Mini-Cactus Ornaments

If you happen to live in a place that’s not so Christmasy — like Arizona, for instance — these cactus ornaments are probably your style. 

Image and tutorial: Vintage Revivals 

Origami Star Ornaments

They look complicated, but these origami ornaments are deceptively easy — and they don’t require a lot of materials!

Image and tutorial: Delia Creates

Glitter Sea Shell Ornaments

These adorable sea shell ornaments would be perfect for a beach-dwellers tree. 

Tutorial and image: Craft Snob via Gleeful Things