Christmas Ornaments

Christmas ornaments are decorations usually made of glass, metal, wood, or ceramics, used to adorn Christmas trees during the holiday season. Making these ornaments can be a creative and festive activity, encompassing a wide range of styles and techniques.

Description and How to Do It

Ornament crafting can involve painting, gluing, sculpting, and assembling materials into festive shapes and designs. This can include traditional baubles, stars, angels, and more innovative designs. Materials used can range from recycled items to specialized crafting materials.


  • Creativity and Design: Enhances artistic skills and creativity.
  • Fine Motor Skills: Improves dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
  • Holiday Tradition: Engages in a festive and meaningful holiday tradition.
  • Family Activity: Provides a fun and engaging activity for families.

Best Age to Start

Children can participate in making simple ornaments from a very young age, around 4 or 5 years old, with more complex projects suitable for older children and adults.


  • Websites: Craft blogs and websites for inspiration and tutorials.
  • YouTube: Crafting channels for DIY Christmas ornament ideas.
  • Books: “55 Christmas Balls to Knit” by Arne & Carlos (available on Amazon).

Equipment and Costs

  • Crafting Materials (paper, fabric, yarn, etc.): $10-$30.
  • Paints and Brushes: $10-$20.
  • Glue and Adhesives: $5-$10.
  • Decorative Elements (glitter, sequins, etc.): $5-$15.
  • Basic Tools (scissors, needles): $5-$10.

Starting Tips

  • Start with simple designs before attempting more complex ornaments.
  • Use a variety of materials and techniques for a diverse collection.
  • Work on ornaments as a seasonal family activity for added enjoyment.

Recommended Practice Frequency

Crafting ornaments can be a seasonal activity, focused around the weeks leading up to the Christmas holiday.

Requirements/Tasks for Mastery

  • Create a range of ornaments showcasing various techniques and materials.
  • Develop unique and intricate designs.
  • Possibly teach ornament-making workshops or sell handmade ornaments.

Famous Christmas Ornament Designers

  • Thomas Glenn
  • Christopher Radko
  • Christopher Radko

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