My favorite Christmas ornament is one my sister made when she was about 6 years old. It’s a paper mâche bird, but in reality it looks more like a crazy pickle — and we laugh about it every time we trim the tree. This year, take time to make your own family memories (and future heirlooms) by creating one of these charming homemade holiday ornaments.

Transfer Images Onto Wood

Your favorite images can easily be transferred onto wood. (Yes, we said easily.) We love Lucy’s tip that these can also be used as gift toppers for a personal touch. How stunning are these?

Create Handmade Chinoiserie

So pretty. That’s the first thing that comes to mind when we look at these beautiful ornaments. Hand-painted in a Chinoiserie pattern, these are perfect for those who desire a more sophisticated look to their holiday décor.

Sew Cinnamon-Scented Fabric Trees

The smell of Christmas is featured in these aromatic ornaments. Some sewing is involved, but if you’re a beginner, don’t let that deter you. This is a simple and sweet tutorial that will give your home that festive feeling in no time.

Swirl Paint in Glass Balls

These marbleized glass ornaments have a high-end look for a low-end price. You can match them to the color of your holiday décor with just a few colors of paint. Hang them on your tree or place in a bowl for a stunning centerpiece.

Add Sparkle with a Sunburst Mirror

Fans of a mid-century modern aesthetic will love this style. As a mini version of the popular full-sized sunburst mirrors, these cool creations will bring a spark and shine to your celebration.

Spice Things Up with Applesauce and Cinnamon

Cinnamon strikes again in these sweet treats for your tree. We think that these are perfect for making with kids and their favorite cookie cutter shapes. While they look good enough to eat, please don’t! (Glue, people. Remember there’s glue in them.)