8 DIY Christmas Ornaments You Can Make From Scraps

fair isle knit ornaments

No need to spend big bucks decking out the tree this year — just raid your craft stash to create these festive handmade ornaments.

1. Sweet Felt Rainbows

blue, pink and purple rainbow felt ornament

After a couple snips and a few stitches, you’ll have the brightest decoration ready to hang on the tree. Make it a family affair and watch the kids design their own masterpieces for a fun afternoon of holiday bonding.


2. Fancy Fair Isle Knits

fair isle knit ornaments

These cozy ornaments knit up super quickly and use leftover yarn. Win, win!


3. Easy Owls

felt owl ornaments

Pick your owl color and whip up an entire flock of these cuties without an extra trip to the craft store. Don’t be surprised when you have enough for gift giving, stocking stuffing or hanging on your tree — they’re that much fun to make!


4. Cool Modern Yarn Spheres

yarn ornaments and garland in a white christmas tree

We love the modern, minimalist look of these ornaments, and we bet you already have all the necessary supplies on hand. Plus, you can make a matching garland to go with ’em!


5. Amazing Origami

origami ornaments on a pink tree

Fold up a ton of these paper designs and you’ll have a standout tree with a totally unique vibe.


6. Snowflakes in Felt

felt snowflake ornament

The best part about felt: it never frays, making it so easy to work with. Hang ’em on your tree or around the house — wherever they end up, they’re sure to bring out some festive spirit.


7. Simple Crochet Ornaments

crochet round ornaments

Sweet little circles of holiday happiness are easy to make when you have your trusty hook. And because you can customize the pattern in endless ways (thick stripes, thin stripes, no stripes!), you’ll never get bored.


8. Delicate Knit Snowflakes

knitted snowflake ornaments

Lacey and light-as-air, these snowflakes would look just as gorgeous hanging on a window sill as they would on your tree. Why not knit up a few and create your own winter wonderland?


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