Here are some of the really easy and inexpensive DIY ornament ideas I used on my tree this year and I'm loving them! I'm sure you've seen some of them before...
Ribbon filled clear ball
I actually bought these plastic balls last year and never used them for a project I had in mind. They came in handy this year! I just filled them with ribbon that I already had on hand, so this project cost me nothing.
Paper filled clear ball
I just cut paper into strips using a paper cutter (easier than scissors, but not necessary), and put them inside the ball. I used sheet music, but you could use book pages too! Again...these ornaments cost me nothing since I already had the supplies on hand.
Decoupage and glitter ornament
These were freebies too. I had some dark green glass balls that I no longer wanted to hang on my tree, so I changed them into something I liked more. I've seen similar ornaments at Pottery Barn and there are copies all over Pinterest too. I just decoupaged them with sheet music and then sprinkled on some white glitter. If you need instructions on how to decoupage, go here.
I am so in love with this idea and it's perfect for my tree this year! I saw a very similar idea at a local garden center and knew that I had to make it my own. I found all of the silverware at Goodwill for 49 cents a piece. I had silver wire and pearls on hand which I just wrapped around each utensil in a random fashion.
I hope these ideas inspire you to use what you have and get creative with your ornaments! It's not too late! Go make some ornaments this weekend!