|One of my favorite things about this time of year is the decorations-- especially the beautiful Christmas trees, dressed up in majestic lights and colors. My family's tree is an eclectic mix of well-loved and meaningful ornaments, collected over time from my parent's first Christmas together until now. Our tree definitely shows our family's personality, but I love looking at the gorgeous perfectly-styled trees as well. I've rounded up some of my favorite DIY ornament tutorials for anyone looking to create a beautiful tree of their own.|
|Frosted Crystal Ornaments, by Sarah Barksdale Design|
This frosted ornament is super simple and so beautiful! Just roll a clear ornament in glue and then salt for a snowy crystal finish.
|Rustic Macrame Ornament, by Decoholic|
I love the nautical feel of this macrame ornament! You could create so many styles depending on the ornament you use, or the kind of string you tie around it.
|Mini Snow Globe Ornaments, by NoBiggie|
These bottle brush trees look so elegant surrounded by a pretty glitter snowfall. Change the bow or add beads to the glitter snow to match your Christmas decor.
|Photo Ornament, by Fynes Design|
I love this twist on the classic keepsake photo ornament. Use two photos for a double-sided effect, or use the back to display the year and a message.
|Paper Punch Snowflake Ornament, by The Ornament Girl|
This paper-punch ornament is really easy and inexpensive to make-- all you need are styrofoam balls, a snowflake paper punch, sequins, and straight pins. It would be a great project for older kids stuck inside during winter break.
|Starry Night Glitter Ornament, by Colin Cowie|
|Paint simple ornament bulbs black and sprinkle just a little glitter, or use a toothbrush to splatter metallic paint, for a blinged-out look that isn't too over-the-top. The gold flecks will reflect the light and add shimmer to your tree!|
|Melted Crayon Ornaments, by One Cup at a Time|
These melted crayon ornaments are another project that would be fun to do with kids! This is a great project if you want to create something more colorful, and is less messy than the "paint-drip"technique.
|Gold Leaf Monogram Ornaments, by Sugar & Cloth|
No inspiration post would be complete without some sort of monogram. Try this one with pretty gold leaf for a sophisticated look.
Will you be trying out any of these DIY ornament's for your tree? Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment and let me know!