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4 ideas for homemade Christmas ornaments

4 ideas for homemade Christmas ornaments

. 3 min read

Homemade Christmas ornaments are a great way to personalize your tree. We’ve put together a few ideas that are affordable and simple to make yourself or with your kids!

Photo and idea from Breakfast at Kellie's

These simple white ornaments can be left plain or decorated however you want!


  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 3/4 cup water


Mix your ingredients in a pot over medium heat, stirring constantly. Combine until the dough forms a ball and has the consistency of mashed potatoes. Once done, turn the heat off and cover the dough with a damp towel. Let it cool for about 10 minutes.

Flour your surface and roll out your dough to about 1/4-inch thickness. Use Christmas cookie cutters to form different shapes. Cut out a small hole at the top of your ornament using a drinking straw. This is where you will thread the string to hang your ornament by.

You can either bake the ornaments for about an hour or leave them to dry overnight, covered in a damp towel. If you decide to apply the latter, remove the towel the following day and let them dry out further.

When the ornaments are ready, thread a string or ribbon through the hole and hang them!

Photo and idea from Crafts Unleashed

Cinnamon Stick Trees

These cute little Christmas trees can be made in minutes and smell good too!

What you’ll need

  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Pine garland pieces
  • Assorted buttons
  • Glue gun or strong glue
  • Wire cutters
  • String
  • Ruler


Assemble all your pieces depending on how many trees you want to make. For each cinnamon stick you will need 3 pieces of pine garland in three sizes. Measure and cut your garland to be proportional to your stick, increasing in size from the top branch to the bottom. Glue the garland pieces starting from the smallest at the top. Make a loop out of string and glue it to the back of your cinnamon stick. Finally, decorate your tree with colorful buttons.

As an alternative to garland, you can use green wool, fabric or crepe paper.

Photo and idea from The Country Chic Cottage

Bottle Cap Reindeer

These tiny little Rudolphs are an easy way to get kids involved in some arts and crafts this season!

What you’ll need

  • Bottle caps
  • Googly eyes
  • Red buttons
  • Twigs
  • Red ribbon
  • Glue safe for children


Glue two of the googly eyes and one red button to the inside of the cap. On the other side of the cap, glue your ribbon loop and the two twigs for antlers. Allow the glue to dry completely before hanging on your tree. If you don't have googly eyes, you can make them out of black and white cardboard, or even draw them in!

Photo and idea from Fireflies + Mudpies

Ribbon Trees

This is an easy way to use up scrap pieces of ribbon to create a beautiful Christmas ornament for your tree!

What you’ll need

  • Straight sticks or cinnamon sticks, 6-inch
  • Ribbons
  • Hot glue gun
  • String
  • Scissors


Tie ribbon scraps, one by one, across your stick. The closer together you tie your ribbons the better. Once you’re happy with their placement, tighten the knots to secure. With a sharp pair of scissors, cut the edges of the ribbons to shape your Christmas tree. Finally, glue a loop of string to the top of your tree and, if you want, you can top it with a yellow button for a star!

Give these ideas a try and share your creations with us on Instagram. Tag us @noknokgroceries, and we'll share your beautiful Christmas ornaments!