How to Make Fun DIY Christmas Ornaments

Hey Cuties,

We are four days away from Christmas; have you found your cheer? Have you finished shopping? Have you hung your stockings? Have you not bothered to pull out any decorations and just plan to lie around in your pajamas? No judgement, I believe in spending the holidays the way you want. I also realize that the holiday time can be a very sad and stressful time of the year. If you are missing a special someone I send you my love. If this is your first Christmas without said love one, I send you my love and I suggest doing something that honors them or something the both of you loved to do. 

This year I wanted to change things up a bit, so much so I started working on it in July. For the past few years my ornament colors were blue, silver and white. This year I went for silver, gold and blush. I finally went with the colors I wanted, before I felt obligated to make it gender neutral.  I have no idea why.

Light Pink, Champagne Pearl & Pink Blush Pearl

Quote from Steel Magnolia: “Truvy: What are your colors, Shelby? Shelby: My colors are “blush” and “bashful.” M’Lynn: Her colors are “pink” and pink.” Shelby: My colors are “blush” and “bashful” Mama!”

Ornaments, Paint & Glitter

Now that I was all gung-ho with my new color theme I decided to get some wooden items so we can make our own ornaments. I picked up a few random pieces from the craft store and included an initial for everyone. We have two N’s although only one is shown in the picture. I got gold glitter and a white iridescent glitter.

LittleCuteLips painting the heart ornament

For once I was about to release creative control and allow her to just be. Wee painted several ornaments and giggled the entire time. It was a nice mother daughter moment. We invited the boys to join us but they declined our invitation. Rude!

Because Maryland Blue Crab

I’m forever and always a Virginia girl but the rest of my household are Maryland crabs; so I thought this would be cute to add to our tree.  I painted the front and back gold and allowed each side to dry.

Ready for glitter

I have a ton of these containers and they are great for everything. I purchased them for Game Night, but I use them a lot for crafts. I put my crab in here, and then polished it with modge podge glue. I’ve been crafting for many years but never used this brand. I sprinkled the glitter on my crab and shook off the excess.

Glittered crab

My glitter has dried on nicely.  I took my modge podge glue and polished another coat of glue over my sparkly grab. This keeps the glitter from getting all over the dag on place. You can’t even tell the difference.

Maryland Crab

It looks so stinking cute, I love the way the final product turned out.

N for LittleCuteLips

LittleCuteLips worked hard on this one. She painted it light pink and then we added the iridescent glitter to it. Babe drilled a hole in the top and I looped a string in so we could hang it up.  She is so proud.  She helped me decorate the tree every step of the way.

J for Babe

This one here… I told you the boys didn’t get in on the decorating action when we did. After LittleCuteLips and I got the tree up Babe kept telling us how much he loved it. He loved it so much he was finally ready to decorate his ornament. He wouldn’t do it at the table like a normal person. No, he took it down into the garage and “decorated” it so nobody could see. Then I look up and this is what is on my tree. A RED LETTER J IS ON MY BLUSH, WHITE, AND GOLD TREE. He makes me sick, but it is so him.

M is for MimiCuteLips

I had to add a little style to mine so I taped it off with washi tape prior to painting it gold. I love the way it turned out.  LittleCuteLips insisted on putting her craft projects on the tree.

After a lot of pushing my son finally decorated his ornament and so we added it to the tree; like father like son.

Christmas Tree 2016

Making our own ornaments was a lot of fun for us. It allowed us all to express ourselves and be a part of the process. I wish you and your family the Merriest Christmas. Enjoy your time with family and friends.

What are you holiday colors? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.

Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Vera

    I was just trying to think of ways to make a craft with the kiddos that will be fun to do and then hang on the tree! We will be doing this craft!

  2. Bill S

    My kids love to make crafts like this!! These are fun DIY ornaments to make to decorate the Christmas tree with, homemade ornaments are my favorite.

  3. Stephanie Jeannot

    That’s right. Christmas if just a few days away. I love your ornaments. Such a nice touch to your tree.

  4. Pam Wattenbarger

    These are all such cute ornaments, I love the way they turned out. I didn’t make any ornaments for my tree this year, but there is always next year.

  5. Angelic Sinova

    Your tree is so gorgeous! I LOVE fun DIY’s like this (especially when they’re holiday related!). Those ornaments turned out so great.

  6. Crystal Lopez

    Simple but totally cute! I love the glitter accents!

  7. candy

    Now these ornaments turned out really cute. Like how everyone can get involved and paint and decorate their special ornament for the tree.

  8. Sarah Bailey

    Oh I adore your decorations, I love the letter ones, they are such a lovely idea <3 x

  9. Chrissy

    These are great ideas! I just bought Family initials that are this size online thinking they were bigger so now I can make ornaments! 🙂

  10. Jennifer

    How cute are these! I love all of the different designs but the one covered in sparkles is my favorite.

  11. Stephanie Pass

    This is such a cute idea! We can do everyone’s first letter and our last name letter. My youngest would love helping to make these.

  12. Rebecca Swenor

    These are awesome DIY Christmas Ornaments for sure. I love the pink with the iridescent glitter. She chose my favorite color to decorate her letter. Thanks for sharing these awesome ornaments and the idea.

  13. Wendy Polisi

    This is something fun to do with kids! I really love how you and your kids made it with love! It’s really cute and unique.

  14. Terri

    These ornaments are gorgeous. I never cared about having gender neutral ornaments. My tree is all about the violet, lavender and gold.

    Can’t wait till my little ones old enough to make ornaments.

  15. Jeanine

    How fun! I love the glitter crab that turned out so pretty. I love making my own ornaments, would love to do this for next year!

  16. ricci

    Your glitter ornaments are super cute!!! I need to do this for next year!!

  17. Cynthia Williamston

    Now I want to go play in glitter…lol They take a little time but what a fun idea to do with the nieces and nephews, and not just for Christmas.

  18. Ty

    Very cute. Anything with glitter is always great. This is a cool project to do with the kids.

  19. rika

    Love these DIY ideas! They look fun, cute and I love glitter! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Carissa

    I definitely need to try this next year…and I KNOW Emma will love it! And like your boys, my boys will probably decline as well! LOL!! Im here for the easy fun DIY with my little munchkin!!!

  21. Adeola Naomi

    The letters and the crab ornaments are so cute!
    I wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas time with lots of love.

  22. Chubskulit Rose

    You are so crafty and creative. I love this idea because you can really customize your tree.

  23. Michelle Malone

    What an adorable tree! I love the mix of store bought and hand-crafted ornaments. This is a great idea. I might plan an ornament craft and exchange night next year. Thanks for the inspiration. Merry Christmas!

  24. Dawn Gibson-Thigpen

    i love diy’s. i am gonna try to do more this year. this looks so much fun.

  25. KenyaRae

    I love this I said we were gonna make ornaments and I never got around to it. This is simple test nice. MYbe next year.

  26. Zuqueta

    So cute. I never get to use my choice of colors as the only girl. I may have to impose my will next year!! Such a cute way to not use the same colors every year!

  27. Ashlee

    These are super cute and look super easy! Will be making these next year, at least they won’t fall apart like my ginger bread house fails.

  28. Tiffani Denham

    So why am I still in the Christmas spirit? I’m totally making these, not next year, but like now. Cause I just don’t want to let Christmas go. Don’t judge me!

  29. Stacie

    Now, these are super cute. I like the gold and glitter ones. They would go perfectly on my tree. I might make these with the girls.

  30. LaShawn

    I was thinking about making some myself this weekend. I’m scared though because I’m not crafty at all! Glitter will be everywhere LOL

  31. Natasha

    Looks like I’ll be heading to Michael’s or JoAnn to get the materials for this pronto. We can TOTALLY do this for arts & crafts for homeschool!

  32. Tonia

    Very cute. I’m loving the crab ornament. That’s perfect for any DMV tree!

  33. Kita

    These are really cute Mimi. Easy enough for me to handle with my kiddos. Will grab supplies for the initial ornaments this week.

  34. Eva

    Love this! We are doing DIY ornaments this year. The container is a great idea!

  35. Kiwi

    I think DIY ornaments are so much fun because you can remember the memories it took to make it. When I have kids I want to make that a tradition.

  36. Michelle

    I absolutely love these! It brings a special touch to the Christmas decorations!! I made a wreath last year with ornaments so I love DIY projects l! Thanks for sharing.

  37. ShaBree

    This looks like so much! I think I’ll try this. I love the glitter crab.

  38. Bianca Dottin

    These look so fun! We make DIY ornaments every year.

  39. Jonna

    I would say wow but at this point I feel like you’re the black cute Martha Stewart. Girl I’m always impressed by your creations!

  40. raquel dos santos

    Simply beautifull, such a cute idea for the all family;).

  41. Kasi

    These are so cute! I want to make them myself!

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