DIY: Our Favorite DIY Holiday Ornaments

Time Several Hours

Budget $ $$$

Skill Level

WORDS BY The Havenly Team

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Published on December 23, 2013

I know, I know.  Thanks a lot, Alana, for this post on Christmas tree ornaments when a) my tree is already decorated and b) are you insane? It’s 2 days before Christmas!  But the fact is– we hadn’t discovered so many of these ridiculously good DIY ornament tutorials until now.  And it didn’t seem right not to share!  As sweet as those plaster heart ornaments with your kids thumbprints in them are…they’re not necessarily the chicest on the block.  And no, DIY and CHIC are not mutually exclusive (a fact my husband use to refute but has now come around on!).  There are a million DIY ornament how-to posts out there, but we’ve narrowed it down to what we think are the best and most stylish DIY ornament tutorials around:

1.  DIY Mosaic Ornaments (from old CDs!) via Creme de la Craft


{Image via Creme de la Craft}

2.  DIY Brass Tack Ornaments via Fellow Fellow


{Image via Fellow Fellow}

3.  DIY Ombre Glass Ornaments via Ambrosia Girl


{Image via Ambrosia Girl}

4.  DIY Gold Dipped Feathers via Honestly WTF


{Image via Honestly WTF}

5.  DIY Gold Dipped Ornaments via Suburble


{Image via Suburble}

6.  DIY Diamond Ornament via Coco + Kelley


{Image via Coco + Kelley}

7. DIY Golden Patterned Beast Ornaments via Heodeza


{Image via Heodeza}

Our own uber talented Director of Design Operations, Shelby Girard, made these AMAZING DIY Gilded Animal ornaments for an ornament exchange party a couple of weeks ago using the DIY Golden Patterned Beast Ornament tutorial…and they turned our perfectly!!


Aren’t they divine?  Next level DIY ornaments if you ask me!  We also found this somewhat related tutorial online via Curbly if you’re more of a colorful/ glittery kind of crafter.  So what if it’s too late to DIY ornaments this year– it’s never too early to start thinking about next!

Happy Holidays to you and yours from the whole Havenly team!

xx, Alana

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