9 Last-Minute Christmas Ornaments

Even in the middle of the holiday rush, there’s still time to hang a handmade ornament or two on the tree! Try these fun, last-minute projects to get one more seasonal craft in before Christmas. Most of these projects were submitted by our awesome community. They’re all designed to bring joy to both parents and kids, with a practical result!

Borax DIY Ornaments

Borax Ornament DIY Completed
These sparkly Borax Ornaments are courtesy of Stephanie S

We love crystal ornaments, and these double as a science project! You don’t even need to wait for weeks to see these crystals form. Using borax instead of salt or sugar will give you awesome, unique ornaments overnight!

Do you want all of the materials for an awesome ornament project delivered to you? Check out our Swirly Ornament and Animal Chalkboard Ornament project kits!

Washi Tape Ornaments

Washi Tape Ornaments DIY project
This beautiful Washi Tape Ornaments DIY was created by Lisa H

Once the Christmas tree is up, all kids want to do is create more ornaments to hang up! Here is a fun, quick, and low-mess option you can try with washi tape. You only need 4 ingredients and the result is pure awesome!

Peppermint Wreath Ornaments

Peppermint Wreath Ornament DIY Project
This cool Peppermint Wreath Ornaments project was made by Stephanie S

These clever wreaths are made entirely from peppermints! Just put them in the oven and let them make some holiday magic. This is a fun, simple project, with plenty of opportunity to experiment with different peppermint patterns!

Handprint Felt Mittens

Handprint Felt Mittens DIY Ornament
These cute DIY Felt Mittens were also made by Stephanie S!

Not only are these felt ornaments a sweet lifelong keepsake, they’re also easy to make! Your kids can even turn this into an annual tradition by tracing their hands every year and tracking their growth.

Woven Paper Heart Baskets

Danish Woven Paper Heart Christmas DIY
This Danish Woven Paper Heart DIY is courtesy of Stephanie S

In Denmark and Northern Germany, kids make woven hearts every year to hang on the tree for Christmas! This awesome project is definitely worth adding to your holiday traditions. It’s easy and collaborative, and you’ll even learn the Danish weaving technique in the process. Fill your woven ornaments with candy or small stocking stuffers for a Christmas surprise!

Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes

Pipe Cleaner Snowflake DIY Ornament project
This Pipe Cleaner Snowflake project was made by Melissa

Have some wintery fun creating these simple & fun snowflakes! All you need is pipe cleaners, some beads, and a handy pair of scissors. Since every snowflake is unique, you don’t have to worry about making any tiny mistakes. Just tap into your creative side and get started!

Eight-Pointed Stars

8-pointed Star Holiday DIY
This Eight-pointed Star DIY was created by Stephanie S

These stunning eight-pointed stars may seem like a daunting project, but they’re quick and easy! You only need some paper, glue, scissors, a bunch of ribbons, and some careful folding. To get even more creative with your stars, feel free to draw cool designs on your paper before you get started, or add some stickers or glitter. Either way, they’re sure to be beautiful!

Pom Pom Snowman Ornaments

Pom Pom Snowman Ornament DIY
Pom Pom Snowman Ornaments by Mary P

Bring your favorite snowy activity indoors! With some yarn, beads, and cardboard, you can create your very own snowman ornament friends that will never melt. The materials needed are easy to find, making this an awesome last-minute project, and these snowmen are the perfect compliment to any tree!

Ice Sun Catchers

Ice Sun Catcher DIY Ornaments
Courtesy of Stephanie S

These lovely outdoor ornaments are so easy — all you need is a freezer. If it’s cold enough, you can even make them outdoors. You can freeze almost anything inside them: bits from your Christmas tree, little beads, and so much more. Freeze overnight, and hang them outside. Simple and beautiful.

We at KiwiCo are so grateful for our community — who inspire us everyday with your creativity, determination, and inventiveness!

Enjoying these DIY projects? Accompany your awesome ornaments with some STEAM gifts this year! Stop by our gift guide to see our 100+ gifts for kids of all ages.

Wishing a wonderful holiday season to all of you!

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