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DIY Christmas Light Tree Ornament

Today I’m sharing how to make these cute DIY Christmas Light Tree Ornaments as part of the Seasonal Simplicity series DIY Christmas Ornament ideas hop.

It’s starting to feel a bit like a winter wonderland in our living room.  Two trees are up and decorated, and this weekend I spent some time crafting up a few new things to add to our Christmas decor this year.  I know it seems early, but I like to get organized and all decorated for the holidays in November so that in December I can focus on enjoying the parties and concerts and gatherings.

If you saw my DIY garland post last week you might know that I’m loving the cute shape and classic look of old school styled Christmas tree lights.  So when it came time to come up with a DIY ornament idea, I wanted to use them again.  I’m even more excited about how these ornaments turned out than I anticipated, and I’m thinking they’d make a super cute little gift idea for co-workers and friends.  I’m working on a free printable card to go with them, so keep your eyes peeled for that in the next week or so.  Until then, you can get busy crafting these quick, easy, and thrifty to make DIY Christmas Light Tree Ornaments!

DIY Christmas Light Tree Ornaments graphic.

It’s week two of the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas series, and it’s all about DIY ornament ideas! Today a group of my blogging friends and I are all sharing our DIY Christmas Ornament projects to help inspire you to get crafty for the upcoming holiday season.

To create these I used some glass (traditional style) Christmas tree light bulbs, twine, greenery/pine cones/berries, and my glue gun.

If you can’t find any Christmas bulbs that work with your Christmas colour scheme, you could also easily spray paint the bulbs to create even more custom DIY ornaments.

All the supplies for the DIY tutorial.

Begin by wrapping the threaded pieces of the ornaments with twine, using the hot glue gun to attach it.

Winding twine around the base of the Christmas lights.

Wrap it up around the top, and use the twine to create a loop at the top to hang the ornaments with…

Showing the light and the twine.

Holding the Christmas light in her hand.

Then add some embellishments of your choice.  I had a package of faux greenery/pine cones/berries that I attached to the twine part of the ornaments using my hot glue gun.

Using the hot glue gun to glue faux evergreen and pinecone.

Holding the ornament in the hand with red berries on it.


Hanging the Christmas ornament on the tree.

I’m excited about using these on our flocked tree this year; the classic and traditional Christmas colours work really well with the pretty plaid ribbon that I picked up at Walmart.

The ornaments laid out on the table.

Up close picture of the bright ornaments.

Holiday lights turned into Tree ornaments.

REd berries, pinecones, and evergreen on the lights.

I also think these would be really cute little gifts for people!  I plan to create a free printable gift card to go with them and will share that soon.

Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series poster.

Welcome to the second week of the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series!

Today a group of my blogging friends and I are sharing our DIY Christmas Ornament projects to help inspire you to get crafty for the upcoming holiday season. Click on the links below each image to be taken directly to the different posts!

Christmas seasonal series 1

DIY Christmas Light Tree Ornaments at The Happy Housie
Handmade Ornaments from Free Printables at The Handmade Home
DIY Dollar Store Christmas Tree Ornament at Craftberry Bush
DIY Twig Christmas Tree Ornament at The Turquoise Home

Seasonal series 2

Farmhouse Christmas Sign Ornaments at Tatertots and Jello
DIY Stocking Ornament at Love Create Celebrate
DIY Kid Friendly Christmas Ornaments at Jenna Kate at Home
DIY Wood Bead Christmas Garland at So Much Better With Age
Reindeer Handmade Christmas Ornament Clean & Scentsible

Seasonal series 3

DIY Christmas Ornament at My 100 Year Old Home
Easy Christmas Ornament DIY at Happy Happy Nester
Frosted Pear Tree Ornaments at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Elegant Embroidery Hoop Ornaments at All Things With Purpose
Homemade Christmas Ornament at Seeking Lavender Lane

Seasonal series 4

Easy Wood Bead Christmas Ornaments at Cherished Bliss
DIY Hand Painted Floral Christmas Ornaments at The DIY Mommy
DIY Black and White Ornaments at Taryn Whiteaker
DIY Reindeer Vintage Car Christmas Ornament at Cassie Bustamante
Photo Block Christmas Ornament at Amber Tysl

seasonal series 5

Melted Crayon Ornaments at Modern Glam
Wine Cork Mushroom Christmas Ornaments at Life is a Party
Cinnamon Stick and Orange Slice Ornaments at A Pretty Life
Easy DIY Reversible Christmas Ornaments at She Gave it a Go
DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe Ornament at Lolly Jane

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24 Fun & Festive DIY Christmas Ornaments poster.


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  1. Love this idea!!! I have a boxful of bulbs. By the way, where did you get your glue gun holder? Or did you make it and how? It’s so neat.
    Happy New Year!!

  2. hi – great idea – for my next holiday craft show i would like to make them – where can i purchase large size colored bulbs like yours. thank you

  3. I have always wanted to make these! Yours are so adorable. I have a huge box of vintage lights stored somewhere, but I haven’t been able to find them!

    Was going to “feature” you next week on Talk of the Town but Marie beat me to it! lol



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