15 Festive DIY Christmas Animal Ornaments

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DIY Christmas ornaments that are festive and adorable animals. DIY easy ornaments for kids or anyone looking to get crafty at the holidays.

15 DIY Christmas Ornaments

There is nothing quite as special as making your own Christmas ornaments. Whether you are a kid or just a kid at heart, this round-up of festive animal DIY Christmas Ornaments will inspire you to get crafting!

If you are looking for more Christmas ornaments to make yourself be sure to check out my easy glitter Christmas ornaments and my arabesque tile ornament tutorials.

1. DIY Bird Nest Ornament – A Beautiful Mess

DIY bird nest ornaments

Is there anything sweeter than a bird in a nest? These DIY ornaments of birds resting in their nests bestow a feeling of peace on your pretty Christmas tree!

2. Glitter Reindeer Ornaments – A Night Owl

DIY reindeer glitter ornaments.

Stylized and glittery, this reindeer ornament sports an impressive rack of antlers. It hangs from your tree on rustic twine – a perfect addition to your country home!

3. Embroidered Felt Bird Ornaments – Lia Griffith

Felt bird ornaments.

These three turtle dove ornaments are so lovely. Made of felt and stitched together with embroidery embellishments, these beautiful birds are a touch of class on any tree!

4. Easy Reindeer Ornament – Made to Be a Momma

To be fair, this cute ornament isn’t simply a reindeer. From the looks of this friendly fellow’s nose, this reindeer has a name and the important job of pulling Santa’s sleigh. And now, he can hang out on your tree!

5. Mr. and Mrs. Reindeer Ornaments – Uncommon Designs Online

If you love to decorate your tree with reindeer, you’ve got to check these out. A well-placed red bow lets you know if you’re looking at Mr. or Mrs. Reindeer, and the little red nose tells you that Mr. Reindeer is quite famous!

6. Burlap Reindeer Ornament – The Resourceful Mama

These lovable reindeer ornaments feature burlap triangles, glittery clothespin antlers, googly eyes, and a bright red nose. You just can’t go wrong with friendly reindeer faces on your tree!

7. Gold Painted Animals Holiday Ornaments – A Beautiful Mess

Sometimes the most unique ornaments are the simplest, and these gold-painted animals are a great example. Plastic animal toys look so classy when painted gold, with a lovely gold ribbon attached. Small and shimmery, they really light up your tree!

8. Pinecone Reindeer Homemade Ornaments for Kids – Kid’s Craft Room

These charming reindeer ornaments have glittery antlers made of tinsel, fabric ears, googly eyes, and a bright red pompom nose. So cute and crafty, the kids will love to help make these wonderful ornaments!

9. Cute Pinecone Owls – One Little Project

Another delightful pine cone animal, these little owls feature large eyes and felt features. But those big orange feet are what I love most of all. How cute would it be to just cover your tree in these owls?

10. Craft Stick Reindeer Ornaments – Onion Rings and Things

These sweet kid-crafted reindeer ornaments are made from craft sticks and other craft supplies you probably have on hand. With googly eyes and a sparkly red nose, kids love to bring these friendly reindeer to life!

11. Reindeer Ornaments Christmas Yarn Craft – This Mama Loves

This crafty yarn ornament features twigs for antlers and is made by wrapping the yarn most creatively. It is an easy and fun ornament that the kids will love to make, and just wait until they see it on the tree!

12. Reindeer Puzzle Piece Ornament – That’s What Che Said

Do you have any jigsaw puzzles with missing pieces that you would like to recycle? One way is by making these dainty reindeer ornaments. So cute and creative, these friendly little faces look so awesome peeking out from the branches of your Christmas tree!

13. Charming Cardboard and Felt Bird Ornaments – Pink Stripey Socks

When you see these pretty little bird ornaments, you might be surprised at how easy they are to make. The secret is the lovely template and the simple stitching that your kids can do. These ornaments are a simple and sweet, and classy addition to any Christmas tree!

14. Fun Unicorn Christmas Ornament – Ruffles and Rain Boots

If you love unicorns, these precious unicorn ornaments are the perfect addition to your tree. These sweet little felt ornaments are downright magical, with shiny golden horns and multi-colored manes. You can even make a set as a gift for your unicorn-loving friends!

15. DIY Circus Animal Cookie Ornaments – Studio DIY

If your favorite kinds of animals are the ones covered in icing, you can pay your respects to them with these incredible circus animal cookie ornaments. These things actually look so real; you might have to stop people from eating them!

Which one is your favorite in this list of DIY Christmas ornaments? Tell me below in the comments!

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