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Easy DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas

Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments are a fun craft during the holiday season and add a special handmade touch to your Christmas Tree Decor. 

I’m back with another holiday post! Last week I shared our cozy and moody Christmas tree decor this year, and today I’m sharing my best DIY ornament ideas. My very favourite time of year to share little projects is definitely the Christmas holiday season, and today I’m sharing some of my favourite easy DIY Christmas ornaments as well as a few other DIY Christmas ideas. I’m thrilled to be joining some talented blogging friends who are also sharing their Christmas ornament DIYs with you, be sure to check those out at the bottom of my article. Thanks to my friend Jen from Tatertots and Jello for hosting this holiday idea hop!

Today I’m featuring an adorable DIY Christmas ornament made from classic christmas replacement light bulbs… you know, think old school red, green, and blue Christmas lights. The kind we all hung manually on our trees (and outdoors on our homes) in the years before all the lights went white…. and then all the lights became tiny little bulbs… and then all the lights became pre-hung on our fake trees. I remember these light bulb replacements so clearly from my childhood, which is probably why they inspired me so much to think of ways to feature them in my Christmas decorating, even though we don’t use them as actual light replacement bulbs anymore.

I think you’ll agree that this simple DIY Christmas ornament idea is not only quick, easy, and affordable, but adorable too!

DIY Christmas Light Tree Ornaments

DIY Christmas Light Tree Ornament

I found my bulbs at a local big box store with Christmas decor and supplies. In addition to the bulbs, I used some twine, hot glue, and some faux greenery, berries, and pine cones from the dollar store. You could cut apart a greenery pick into smaller sections, and even use real tiny pine cones if you have access to them. The ornaments would even be cute with just the twine, but I like how the greenery and berries added an extra bit of interest and texture.

I just wrapped and glued the twine…

Twisted it around the top and glued it to create the hanger, and then added my decorative additions…

Aren’t they so fun? And quick to make! I used real glass bulbs so they are breakable, but you can sometimes find plastic versions of these as well. I personally love the shiny reflection you get from the glass bulbs.

Other DIY Christmas Light Decorating Ideas

I also used these to create a simple colourful light bulb garland a few years ago…

Easy DIY Christmas Light String Garland 

And, perhaps my favourite Christmas Wreath ever….

Classic Christmas Lights DIY Holiday Wreath

Cute Christmas Ornament DIYs

Another of my favourite dollar store DIY ornament ideas is this Mini Cloche ornament, featuring little vintage Christmas village people and bottle brush trees. You can read all about that one by visiting this article…

Mini Cloche Christmas Ornaments 

I also love these simple clear stuffed ornaments that I made, using some faux berries, twine, and “snow”. Pop over to this article to read all the details on them.

DIY Cranberry and Snow Ornaments

And speaking of ornaments…how about using them to whip up a super simple and sparkly centrepiece, using things you probably have in your stash already mixed with a bit of real cedar greenery!

5 Minute DIY Ornament Centrepiece that will last all season!

15 DIY Christmas Ornament and Decorating Ideas

Today, as I mentioned, some of my friends are sharing their DIY Christmas ornament and decorating ideas with us as well. Be sure to visit their articles by clicking on the links below…

She Gave It A Go | The Ultimate Garland Hanging Hack: Try This Curtain Rod Trick// Paint Me Pink | DIY Santa Ornaments//My Sweet Savannah | DIY Paper Christmas Trees //The Handmade Home | DIY Paw Print Ornaments//Le Cultivateur | DIY Mercury Glass Ornaments//Today’s Creative Blog | DIY Anise Ornaments //The Happy Housie | Easy Christmas Ideas //Cuckoo For Design | DIY Mexican Ornaments //Craftberry Bush | DIY Vintage Bell Ornaments//Midwest Life And Style | Holiday Traditions: How To Make Easy Dried Orange Ornaments For Christmas//Eleanor Rose Home | How to Make Rustic DIY Farmhouse Christmas Ornaments//Lolly Jane | Faux Mercury Glass Ornaments//DIY Beautify | Vintage Inspired Embossed Tile Trees//Zevy Joy | DIY Dollar Store Christmas Ornament – Snowy Scene//Tatertots and Jello | DIY Faux Gingerbread Cookie Ornaments

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  1. I love the way you used those lights on both the wreath and garland. So cute, Krista! I pinned them to my holiday board to share. Thanks for joining us! I love your ideas!


  2. Love this unique idea and they are so great as gift toppers or hanging on a wine bottle. Happy Holidays Krista!

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