15 DIY Christmas Ornaments You Can Make w/ Clear Ornaments

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We’re loving these DIY Christmas ornaments!

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Will you be making Christmas ornaments this holiday season?

Consider personalizing clear ball ornaments as a fun DIY project! They come in both glass or shatterproof plastic varieties and are so easy to personalize and craft with. Score a 2-pack for just $1.25 at Dollar Tree!

The options are endless when embellishing and filling clear ornaments!

The good news is Dollar Tree carries clear plastic ball ornaments as well as other craft supplies to compile some of these examples on the cheap!

You can paint or glitter the inside, decoupage the outside, fill them with candy or faux snow, and personalize them with photos or vinyl decals. They’re a blank canvas for creativity and a fun holiday activity for all ages!

Here are 15 brilliant DIY Christmas ornaments to get you inspired:

1. Reindeer Ornaments

diy reindeer ornaments

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Grab some brown pipe cleaners, brown paper shreds, and googly eyes to make these fun reindeer ornaments. They are so perfect and adorable for kids to help with!

2. Baby’s First Christmas Ornament

baby ornament

How great is this keepsake with a baby’s cap and hospital bracelet?! Such an adorable idea to display a memory of the day your child was born!

3. Simple Snowman Ornaments

snowman diy christmas ornaments

Do you wanna build a snowman?! This is such a fun ornament to make with the kids and the best part is most of the supplies can be found at your dollar store including the clear fillable ornaments, pipe cleaners, and faux snow.

4. DIY Photo Snow Globe Ornament

photo clear ornament

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Photo gifts and keepsakes make the most thoughtful presents! Those are my favorite to put on the tree each year. Check out how to make this adorable Snow Globe Ornament.

5. Grinch Ornaments

grinch ornament

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If your kids are fans of  The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, consider making some easy DIY Grinch ornaments! This fun example uses green-colored candy, but you could always use green beads or strips of paper for a non-edible version. So cute.

6. Melted Snowman Ornament

melted snowman ornament

PC: It All Started With Paint

Grab some Epsom salt and peppercorns to make the cutest melted snowman ornament ever! Looks super easy to make too.

7. DIY Beach Vacation Ornament

beach ornament

PC: The Ornament Girl

Next time you’re on a beach vacation, save some sand and seashells to make a fun vacation keepsake ornament for your Christmas tree.

8. Fabric Scrap Ornament

fabric ornament

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I LOVE this simple and pretty idea of using fabric scraps and Mod Podge to embellish clear ornaments. Christmas scrapbook paper would be nice as well.

9. Glitter Ornaments

glitter ornament
You won’t believe how easy glitter ornaments are to make using glitter and household floor wax of all things! It takes less than 5 minutes to make one and glitter ornaments are SO PRETTY! I made the ornaments pictured above using these easy directions.

floating photo ornament

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About the writer:

Kaitlyn has a Bachelor's Degree from St. John's University with 2 years of writing experience for LinkedIn, Celeb Magazine, and other various publications.

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Comments 14

  1. Katy

    Such a cute idea. My kids would love doing some of these thank you

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome! I’m loving these too, Katy! 🥰 Thanks for the sweet feedback!

  2. Couponanimal

    So cute! Thanks for these ideas!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re very welcome! 🤗

  3. Amanda

    You can use polyurethane instead of floor wax for number 9. I made these this year and didn’t have floor wax. The polyurethane works well.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the tip! Good to know that works too!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Aww, Love it! Thanks for sharing! 💖

  4. jl2621

    Good ideas. For the gumball machine I’d use a red solo cup instead of a pot if you wanted to hang the ornament on your tree.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing that option, jl2621! ❤️

  5. Tammy

    I adore the idea for baby keepsakes! Such a fun way to display keepsakes. I love the book’s read ornament, too!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      I agree, Tammy! Such a super thoughtful way to cherish those items! ❤️

  6. Lora

    Such amazing ideas! Baby’s 1st Christmas tugged at my heart. You could do that for high school graduation, 1st communion, sports win, or any event that you can find miniatures to fit inside to remember the event. Thank you for the ideas!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome, Lora! Thanks for sharing your suggestions! 🥰

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