DIY Winter Pine Ornament

Directions to making your very own minimalist DIY winter pine ornament.

I love creating my own ornaments. Thank you so much to my Mother-in-law who got me into making them every year for her annual DIY Christmas ornament exchange. This year, I decided I wanted a minimalist ornament and something that reminded me of Utah. Since we wont have any snow here in Texas, nor pines in a close proximity, I decided to make a winter pine ornament.

Directions to making your very own minimalist DIY winter pine ornament.


24 plastic (or glass) clear ornaments

5-7 picks of frosted pine– similar to THIS product

1 bag of fake snow

3 spools of ribbon

Directions to making your very own minimalist DIY winter pine ornament.


  1. Cut off all the sprigs of frosted pine branch picks.
  2. Stuff the sprig into the top of the ornament.
  3. Funnel in some fake snow and then place the lid back on.
  4. Tie on some ribbon to make a cute bow.

See. It’s super easy! It seriously took me maybe thirty minutes to complete all two dozen!

Here are my previous ornament DIYs.

2015 “A Savior is Born” ornament

2014 Santa’s Lost Sleigh Bell ornament

2013 Christmas Song Lyrics ornament

Directions to making your very own minimalist DIY winter pine ornament.Directions to making your very own minimalist DIY winter pine ornament.

Directions to making your very own minimalist DIY winter pine ornament.

Directions to making your very own minimalist DIY winter pine ornament.

Directions to making your very own minimalist DIY winter pine ornament.

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

  • Karen Yannacio Morse

    Oooh – I love how delicate it appears with the “snow” and how pretty it is. Reminds me of a first snowfall. I would love to make this for an ornament for my tree…

    • Thank you so much! That was the effect I was aiming for!

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    Probably the neatest tradition I’ve hear about! I may have to suggest to my sisters-in-law that we do this, as we’ve done away with exchanging gifts for the adults in the family.
    All of your ornaments are always so great. This one is no exception! It’s perfectly Christmas, especially when those little touches of Christmas (snow, pines) aren’t in your area (with which I can totally relate)!

    • You totally should do it! I love receiving all the new ornaments every year!

  • I love your bobbles they turned out lovely! I’ve been debating on making my own! I have an idea in mind and I just might do it!

    • Thank you so much! They are SOOOOO easy and quick to make! Just do it! =)

  • Chanel van Reenen

    this is genius! i love snow globe type ornaments and i think this is one craft i could actually do!

    • Thank you! It really is a super easy and simple craft!

  • Catherine @ The Shopping Mama

    I love the simple beauty of this diy ornament. Very elegant. I think I’ll make some to tie around wine bottles in burlap bags as neighbor gifts this year! Thanks!

    • I think it would look amazing paired with burlap!

  • Theresa

    This is a really cute idea! I love how beautiful it looks when you are finished, and it looked very simple to put together.

    • Thank you so much! It’s definitely my favorite so far!

  • Allison Lancaster

    This is absolutely adorable! I love making DIY ornaments, they are so fun and meaningful. I may have to try this for gifts this year (and for my own tree)!

    • Thank you! That’s exactly why I don’t buy thematic or sets of ornaments.

  • Debra Hawkins

    These are very darling, making ornaments for my tree make it that much more meaningful!

    • Thank you, Debra! They definitely do make the tree more meaningful!

  • What a sweet and simple ornament idea! I love making ornaments. The last thing I want is a bunch of standard plain ornaments on my tree!

    • Exactly, Julie! I’ll never be one of those types of tree decorators!

  • Reesa Lewandowski

    These came out so pretty! My daughter has been wanting to make ornaments, this would be a great idea for her!!

    • It’s such a fun activity to do with kids…my 2.5 year old son helped pour in the snow!

  • Jessica Hughes

    These are SO cute and clever. I just bought some like this at Target and hadn’t even thought of making my own!

    • Well, great minds think alike!

  • We make ornaments as a family every year. I love how simple yet elegant these turned out. They would look great on our tree.

    • I had my son help me last year (I used his hand in paint….) and this year…I’m excited to keep that tradition up!

  • Super cute! I’ll have to try this with my littles!

    • It’s totally worth it, Kristie!

  • Taylor Smith

    This is BEAUTIFUL! And it seems so easy to do! I love how elegant they turned out. They would make a great addition to any tree.

  • Tara Holland

    These ornaments are simple but elegant. They would be great for an ornament exchange and even easy for kids to help make.

    • I’ve also used them for church ornament exchanges!

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    Omg how cute is this ornament?!?! Looks simple enough to make too!! So need to make one

    • Thank you so much, Courtney!

  • Kristin

    These are so simple and pretty! I love ornaments that add just a touch to the tree. Very cute!

    • They are the perfect touch, especially in a southern state!

  • Heather Barber McMechan

    The ornaments are so pretty!They look easy enough that my older daughter could make them!

    • Young kids could definitely easily make these!

  • TheNewClassy

    That’s very pretty. I would love to have one of these on my tree. I might have to make me one…or a few.

    • Thank you so much! They are super easy and quick to make!

  • Roxanne

    These are so simple yet elegant and really makes a statement on their own! Love these!

    • Exactly how I feel about them!

  • Suzanne Spiegoski-Decamps

    These are just the cutest little diy winter ornaments! Would love to try and make these if I had more time! xo

    • Thank you so much! Making 24 only took 30 minutes! I’m sure you could pump out a few!

  • HilLesha

    I love using “snow flurries” for different kinds of crafts during this time of year, but never thought of this. How beautiful!

    • I love the “frosted” snow flurry look!

  • Chrissy Hme

    Oh these are cute and I can make them with my nieces. This is going to be fun!

    • Thanks! That would be so fun to do with nieces!

  • Brittany Muddamalle

    Oh my gosh! Those little ornaments are the cutest! I love diy ornaments and these look easy too! I can’t wait to try them with my kids!

    • Thank you so much! Have fun with your kids!

  • I love these little cuties! Such an easy DIY!

    -Clarissa @

    • They definitely are pretty easy!

  • Rachel Catherine

    Those are cute and so simple. I’ve never tried using these ornaments but I really should. It looks like a fun project.

    • I’d be perfectly ok decorating a whole tree with just these DIY ornaments!

  • This is such a cute holiday idea! I bet this would be the perfect project to try this week. I might just have to give this a try 🙂 I just love how you added the snow!

    • Thanks! It’s so easy and quick, it’s perfect for last minute decorating.

  • Becca Wilson

    This is so cute! My ornaments are never really like this for my tree. I need one!

  • Megan McCoig

    Such a beautiful design. I’ve never thought to make my own ornaments and I love DIYs. Will have to try this out!!

    • Thank you so much, Megan!