I love old fashioned Christmas trees; the kind where the ornaments are unique and different, and where each one means something special and different to the family members who made them or received them. They often hold special memories of when kids were little or friends lived closer. DIY Old Fashioned Christmas Ornaments make me think of times with my family, and I can honestly say that those are mostly good times that are very special in my heart.
This year, my family and I wanted to make a few more ornaments. These are our favorites, and we wanted to share them with you. I hope they give you some great ideas and fun times making a mess at the kitchen table or living room floor with each other.
12 DIY Old Fashioned Christmas Ornaments
Old Fashioned Fruit Ornaments from Glyniss Witwer
I’ve always wanted to make fruit ornaments. I’ve seen them done very tastefully on trees before, or even as garlands on fireplaces. They’d be lovely on a cranberry garland as well.
Pinecone Gnomes from Fun Family Crafts
I couldn’t resist adding these little guys. My kids thought they were hilarious and wanted to make them immediately.
Felt Christmas Tree Ornaments from This Heart of Mine
A lot of cutting, but such a simple pop of color by using whatever felt color you like. I love this idea.
DIY Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments from Mountain Modern Life
It’s actually pretty cheap to pick up a wood burner from a craft store. We did this one with the names of God lat year and it came out beautifully.
Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments from Hip 2 Save
I haven’t had great luck with cinnamon ornaments coming out very pretty, but these are just the fix. I’ve never iced mine before. Icing adds all the fun and character and really makes them stand out.
Kids Fingerprint Ornaments from Cutesy Crafts
This is such a cute idea. I have a few picture ornaments of the kids when they were tiny and they always pull my heart strings. Thumb prints are a great way to hold onto those memories.
Easy DIY Wooden Sled Ornament from Fire Flies and Mudpies
This is just way too cute and easy! I love the simplicity. We’re definitely making these.
DIY Christmas Wreath Ornaments from Sadie Seasongoods
Mason jar lids! Lace, burlap, ribbon…fun, easy, and cute idea.
Medallion Snowflakes from 1 Dog Woof
You can always decorate with snowflakes. We decorated with snowflakes when we lived in Africa, lol! They’re just pretty and add a festive cheer to the room.
Handmade Star Wire Ornaments from Alyssa & Carla
You have to check out how these are made! Simple! Without it, mine would end up looking like lumps 😉
DIY Cranberry Garland from A Storied Style
You can’t go wrong with a cranberry or popcorn garland! A Storied Style gives great tips on keeping it fresh throughout the season.
Animal Felt Ornaments from Lia Griffith
No old fashioned tree is complete without some felt ornaments. These woodland creatures are so adorable. We actually made them over the Thanksgiving holiday with family. They turned out so cute!
There you have it! 12 of my favoriteDIY old fashioned Christmas ornament ideas for this year. I hope you found something you like or are inspired to make your own creation.