8 DIY Christmas Ornaments You Can Make From Scraps

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No need to spend big bucks decking out the tree this year — just raid your craft stash to create these festive handmade ornaments.

1. Sweet Felt Rainbows

After a couple snips and a few stitches, you'll have the brightest decoration ready to hang on the tree. Make it a family affair and watch the kids design their own masterpieces for a fun afternoon of holiday bonding.

Who says ornaments have to be wintry? If you like a little extra whimsy along with your snowflakes, Santas and woodland creatures, look no further than a felt rainbow. Hang 'em on your own tree or stitch up a bunch for friends!

2. Fancy Fair Isle Knits

These cozy ornaments knit up super quickly and use leftover yarn. Win, win!

3. Easy Owls

Pick your owl color and whip up an entire flock of these cuties without an extra trip to the craft store. Don't be surprised when you have enough for gift giving, stocking stuffing or hanging on your tree — they're that much fun to make!

We have NEVER seen anything cuter than these DIY felt owls. They're the perfect holiday project for gift giving, stocking stuffing or hanging on your tree. We're about to make a whole flock!

4. Cool Modern Yarn Spheres

We love the modern, minimalist look of these ornaments, and we bet you already have all the necessary supplies on hand. Plus, you can make a matching garland to go with 'em!

If you're one of those knitters who can't bear to part with yarn leftovers, we have good news: This fiber-friendly tree decor will give those scraps a purpose!

5. Amazing Origami

Fold up a ton of these paper designs and you'll have a standout tree with a totally unique vibe.

Remember paper chains? Well we've got an even better way load up your tree with bold, bright, beautiful paper. Seriously, look how cool these are.

6. Snowflakes in Felt

The best part about felt: it never frays, making it so easy to work with. Hang 'em on your tree or around the house — wherever they end up, they're sure to bring out some festive spirit.

7. Simple Crochet Ornaments

Sweet little circles of holiday happiness are easy to make when you have your trusty hook. And because you can customize the pattern in endless ways (thick stripes, thin stripes, no stripes!), you'll never get bored.

These crocheted ornaments are every kind of perfect: simple to make and soooooo cute. You can customize the pattern in endless ways (thick stripes, thin stripes, no stripes!), so you'll never get bored making them. Which is why every single person on your list might get one this year.

8. Delicate Knit Snowflakes

Lacey and light-as-air, these snowflakes would look just as gorgeous hanging on a window sill as they would on your tree. Why not knit up a few and create your own winter wonderland?

Warm, cozy snowflakes may sound like a contradiction, but trust us: wool snowflakes are worth the effort. These lacy beauties look equally good hanging from a tree or framed in a window. Why not knit up a few and create your own winter wonderland?

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