Contemporary DIY Ornaments That We Love

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

Accessorize your holiday tree with stylish ornaments that you can make right at home. It doesn’t matter whether your tree is real or fake, these handmade baubles will make any display look whimsical (and on-trend). Take a look at these DIY modern Christmas ornaments that will save your decorating budget and still spread tons of holiday cheer.

Photo: A Beautiful Mess


Keep an eye (or a few) on all the gifts under the tree with these handmade Christmas ornaments made of clay from Almost Makes Perfect.



Take a label maker to these sparkly bulbs for a fun throwback spin. A Bubbly Life breaks down the project.



Your Christmas tree will be the trendiest around with these macramé-inspired hangings from Alice & Lois


Agate Slices 

There are so many ways to incorporate crystal, agate & geode home decor pieces into your home. A Bubbly Life shows us how to do it for the holidays. 


Cookie Cutter Homes

The Merry Thought used cookie cutters to creatively make these homey decorations.


Color Blocked

Add some color to the tree with these simple yet bright blocks from Alice & Lois.



These wire-wrapped crystals from Jojostastic add a bit of natural sparkle to the display.



Mold honeycomb paper into your desired shape to make these festive decorations by Oh Happy Day.



For a more minimal tree design, deck out the branches with these cement gems by Lovely Indeed.


Glittering Unicorns

What’s more magical than unicorns? Glitter unicorns. Recreate this project from A Bubbly Life.


Mini Wall Hangings

These mini yarn art hangings replicate some of Pinterest’s most popular projects. Get this adorable tutorial at My Breezy Room.



Elevate your tree with these gorgeous geode DIYs from A Beautiful Mess.


Pin People

Spread holiday cheer with these clothespin people that are brightly bundled up for winter. Get the details at The House That Lars Built.



Lend a modern vibe to the tree with these Himmeli-inspired accessories by Vintage Revivals.



These tissue fringe decorations look like tiny Christmas piñatas. Find the steps at A Kailo Chic Life.


3D Paper

Add contemporary flair to this vintage ornament design with multi-dimensional paper cutouts. Project by: Lia Griffith.



You can’t get much trendier than hanging planters and succulents. Head to A Beautiful Mess for this creative DIY.



A Bubbly Life embellished paper mache ornament balls with tissue paper cutouts for this project. The pastel mint and pink color palette modernizes a traditional Christmas scheme.


Sparkly Shapes

Glam up the tree with these glistening geometric baubles from Lia Griffith.

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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