10 DIY Christmas Ornament Upgrades

By Lauren Hutchens on December 1, 2016

Sometimes a classic needs a refresh! Take those simple glass (or wood) ball ornaments and turn them into your very own Christmas miracle. These 10 DIYs will have your tree looking better than ever before.


Gold Leaf Ornaments

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Metallic leafing adds instant glam to solid colored ornaments.

The Sweet Occasion


Mod Podge Ornaments

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If you have scraps of your favorite wrapping paper laying around, you're in luck! This easy DIY will use them right up.

Sugar & Cloth for Anthropologie


Metallic Wooden Ball Ornament

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A simple and modern way to upgrade unfinished wood ball ornaments.

Lia Griffith


Painted Glass Ball Ornaments

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Pick your favorite paint colors and swirl away!

Jonathon Fong | eHow


Easy Wrapped Ornament

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Take your favorite festive fabric and wrap your ornament just like a gift—a great way to upcycle old ornaments.

Honeybear Lane


DIY Melted Crayon Ornaments

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Put those old and broken crayons lying around to good use!

August Joy Studios


Twine Wrapped Ball

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This wrapped ornament couldn't be easier to make. Grab some twine or your favorite yarn and get started!

Cry Baby Ink


DIY Ombre Christmas Ornaments

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Spray paint gives glass ball ornaments a fast ombre effect.

My Dubio


Glitter Dust Filled Balls

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These glitter-filled ornaments are festive and fun! For a simplified look, use gold glitter.

The Vault Files


Gold Dipped Ornament

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This easy technique works with any combination of colors for a chic finished product.