DIY Christmas Ornaments for Boys

Sometimes it can be a little bit harder to get boys excited over crafting, my secret? Make it all about food! While the boys reluctantly sit at the table for glue and glitter, they will race eachother over when we create with food. They always said the way to a boys heart was through his tummy, though in our case it’s probably his sweet tooth! lol 

Another great way to get boys crafting is to gear it to stuff they already love! This Christmas, I’m rounding up some fun holiday ornaments that your boys won’t cringe over crafting! 

DIY Ornaments that Boys will want to make - Mom vs the Boys

Minecraft fans will love these Glitter Creepers from My Mom Made That

Glitter Minecraft Ornaments

Harry Potter fans will go crazy for these Gold Snitch ornaments from Simply Lifestyle

Golden Snitch Ornament


And these Potion Ornaments from Generations of Savings as well

harry potter ornament

Got a bunch of beach bums? Collect some sand and shells to make a Beach Ornament to bring back summer memories! Mom vs the Boys

beach ornament

beach ornament

This repurposed  ornament was made from a classic punch balloon – Dukes and Dutchesses


These Robot ornaments are amazing!! Find it at Crafts n’ Coffee


Boys will get a giggle from these Springy Snowmen also from Crafts n’ Coffee

snowman ornament

And a kick out of these Elf Boots from The DIY Dreamer

Elf Boot ornaments

Thumbprint ornaments are parents favourites but the boys will also love these Ninja Turtle Ornaments ones from The Joys of Boys

ninja turtle ornaments

Construct your own wooden tree ornament with popsicle sticks and buttons! Find these at Family Food and Travel


This was one of my own boys favourite ornaments to make Reindeer Thumbprint Ornaments

Reindeer Thumbprint Ornaments

Happy Holidays and Happy Crafting with your Boys this Holiday Season! 


  1. Great ideas to get the boys into crafting!

  2. Chandra O'Connor says:

    I want to do the reindeer ones with my granddaughter

  3. These are great! Perfect for crafts for the kids!

  4. I would love to make some of these with my boys. I love the snowman.

  5. kristen visser says:

    awe I love these! such great ideas for ornaments. I especially love the beach ornament 🙂

  6. Thanks for sharing such creative ideas.

  7. Chandra O'Connor says:

    Great links to some really good DIY christmas ornaments.

  8. we did glittery minecraft decorations one year with our boy!

  9. kathy downey says:

    The snowman is so cute

  10. Victoria Ess says:

    I love the beach ornament! So pretty!

  11. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Some lovely ideas here, I guess most boys would go for the Glitter Creepers first. I personally like the Elf boots and the Springy Snowman. 🙂

  12. I love the Snowman and Beach ornament.

  13. One of my little guys is a huge ornament fan. He would have tons of fun making these.

  14. Lots of cute things Thanks!

  15. kathy downey says:

    The wooden tree ornament with Popsicle sticks and buttons were so much fun to make,wish i had taken a photo before they were stored away.

  16. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My oldest son would love any of these that are connected to Harry Potter, he’s a big fan – his daughter would love them too 🙂 🙂

  17. Will share this idea with the boys

  18. Elva Roberts says:

    It is difficult to get ornaments for boys. I lvoe your suggestions, especially the Harry Potter one and the Button ‘Trees. I would also put their name on them. Thank you for all your suggestions and for sharing them with us.

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