12 DIY Farmhouse Christmas Ornaments to Hang on Your Tree

Pinecone Gnome Ornament Trio
Photo: Jay Wilde

Christmas on the farm reminds us to get back to the basics. Use wood and items found in natural, like pinecones, to fashion your own farmhouse Christmas ornaments. For a rustic look, opt for weathered metal finishes, twine, and cozy fabrics over decor that is shiny and new. Add a little whimsy to your DIY ornaments with woodland animals or a charming gnome. The most important ingredient in a farmhouse Christmas ornament, is to make it with love.

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Mason Jar Mini Wreath Ornaments

christmas ornament mason jar lid
Matthew Clark

Reuse old canning jar lids to create a farmhouse Christmas ornament that looks like a small wreath. Spray paint the lid green and then use hot glue to attach faux greenery, such as boxwood leaves. Finish the DIY Mason jar lid ornament with pinecones or any embellishments as desired. Use twine ($2, Walmart) to hang on your farmhouse Christmas tree.

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Pinecone Gnome Ornaments

Pinecone Gnome Ornament Trio
Jay Wilde

Make it a family affair and let the kids help you find pinecones for this adorable pinecone gnome ornament. Use hot glue to secure wooden beads on the pinecone to create the head and nose. Use felt and wool roving to create the hat and beard. An all-white look is perfect for the rustic sophisticated style of a farmhouse Christmas tree. For a more colorful look, opt for felt in a shade that matches your Christmas color scheme.

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DIY Wood Bead Snowflake Ornament

DIY Wood Bead Snowflake Ornament
Alice & Lois

Even if the snowflakes aren't falling outside, you can create a white farmhouse Christmas inside. Crafting wire and unfinished wood beads are all you need to make this DIY wooden snowflake ornament. Follow our step-by-step directions and finish with twine or a buffalo check ribbon to hang onto the Christmas tree.

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Wood Slice Animal Ornaments

wood slice moose ornament felt detail
Matthew Clark

What could be cuter than a little woodland creature peering out from the Christmas tree? Use wood slices ($9, Walmart) as the base of the ornament. Outline the animal face lightly using a pencil. Paint the face shape onto your wood slice ornament. Allow it to dry before painting another coat and letting it dry. Use a permanent marker to complete the details, like the eyes, nose, and whiskers. Hot glue felt shapes to finalize the wood slice animal ornament with a tail or antlers.

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Easy Sew Felt Cookie Ornament

decorated felt christmas cookie ornaments
Carson Downing

Capture the delicious feel of Christmas cookies with DIY felt cookie ornaments. Use this template and step-by-step instructions to stitch together these charming felt cookies. Add beads to serve as sprinkles and fill the ornament with polyester fiberfill for a soft plush DIY farmhouse Christmas ornament.

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Stamped Clay Ornaments

DIY white stamped clay ornaments bright velvet ribbon
Adam Albright

Use cut glass plates, bowls, or cups to create one of a kind stamped clay Christmas ornaments. Roll out air dry clay, available at any art or crafts store, and use the ornate patterns of vintage cut glassware to create a textured pattern in the clay. Cut out the shape of the ornament and let it dry. Be sure to poke a hole in the top so you can hang your farmhouse Christmas ornament with ribbon.

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Plaid Christmas Ornaments

tartan ornament craft
Matthew Clark

Cozy farmhouse fabrics, like plaid and buffalo check, make a great addition to the Christmas tree. Make these easy DIY Christmas ornaments by hot gluing strips of fabric around a plastic ornament. This is a smart way to repurpose old ornaments and give your tree rustic charm.

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Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornament

Cookie Cutter Ornaments
Jay Wilde

Wrap Christmas cookie cutters in ribbon or strips of fabric for an easy DIY ornament. Look for inexpensive metal cookie cutters at second-hand stores or estate sales. This is also a great solution if you've inherited Grandma's old cookie cutters and you want to honor her and give the cookie cutters new life.

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Salt Dough Snowflake Ornament

Salt-Dough Snowflake Ornament
Jay Wilde

Mix flour, salt, and water to create a salt dough that can be used to create a number of farmhouse Christmas ornaments. Roll out the dough and use cookie cutters to cut out the desired shape. Bake at 250°F for 90 minutes. Flip and continue baking for another 90 minutes. Once cool, use a permanent marker to create your own design.

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DIY Bird Ornament

Paper Bird Ornament

Cut out pages of an old book—or use sheet music of beloved Christmas songs—to make a paper bird ornament. Glue pages from the book or sheet music to cardstock and let it dry, then cut out basic bird and wing shapes. Accordion-fold a page, then fold in half to create the bird tail. Glue the tail in place and let dry. Make a hanging loop with string, and glue it to the inside of the wings.

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Embroidered Wool Ornaments

Round white ornaments snowflakes
Adam Albright

The soft texture of wool dryer balls makes a cozy addition to the Christmas tree. Lightly mark where you want the snowflake to appear with pencil. Sew the snowflake using a back stitch with embroidery thread in your desired colors. For variety, make some ornaments bold with one big snowflake and add several snowflakes to other ornaments.

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Wood Slice Ornaments

stump ornament
Jason Donnelly

Personalize wood slice ornaments, found at any crafts store, with a wood burning tool. Draw your design with pencil and use the wood burning tool ($21, The Home Depot) to create your distinctive design. Make the designs as simple or elaborate as you desire. Add a screw eye into the top of the ornament. Finish the ornament with a ribbon bow.

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