Christmas Ornaments to Make and Sell: Design Ideas for the Holidays

Christmas Ornaments to Make and Sell: Design Ideas for the Holidays

The tradition of decorating a Christmas tree with Christmas ornaments has been around for a few centuries. People love to bring a little holiday cheer into their homes or workplace. So to make this holiday season extra special, we’ve compiled a list of ideas for Christmas ornaments to make and sell. 

Since their addition to our catalog, online sellers have made Printify’s ornaments an instant Christmas bestseller, year after year. Not only that, these little knick-knacks make the perfect gifts for yourself or someone special with your personal touch. 

Prepare your online store and home for the upcoming Christmas season by making and selling crafts. Nothing creates the holiday spirit like custom home decor. So take notes, get inspired, and create adorable ornaments to make and sell.

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Why Sell Christmas Ornaments?

Why Sell Christmas Ornaments

With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s time to come up with great additions to your eCommerce shop to boost your sales. With 50% of Americans buying new decorations in 2021, this year is your chance to skyrocket profits with a custom Christmas ornament collection.

The holidays are unimaginable without a Christmas tree. It’s a Christmas symbol of centuries, raising the demand for ornaments because nobody wants a naked tree, right? From handmade ornaments to lights, photos, candy canes, and more. People like to cover their Christmas trees from top to bottom.

Set the right mood with cute holiday decor for online Christmas markets. Pick your own ornaments to make and sell and spread the holiday cheer in a cute and fun way.

Why Choose Print on Demand?

Print on demand (POD) is one of the best and easiest solutions for designing custom products. From selling Christmas ornaments to craft ideas for your own home, choose POD to convert great ideas into extra money or something special for Christmas time.

No Risk

The beauty of POD is that you don't have to invest in a business that's just taking off. No up-front investments or additional fees. Just pick your Christmas ornaments to make and sell, create a cute holiday-themed design, and list them online. Pay for order fulfillment with the final sales price of the customer.

No Inventory

No need to stack up custom Christmas crafts without the guarantee of selling them out. Every single order is printed on demand. When a customer buys your ornaments, print providers print, package, and ship the order directly to the buyer.

Free Design Tool

Whether making them for yourself or your online store, the design process is free, simple, and beginner-friendly. Create the perfect Christmas ornament designs with patterns, images, texts, and more. Our Mockup Generator has everything you need to turn the best ideas into fun ornaments for Christmas trees around the world

How to Make Your Own Christmas Ornaments?

Sign up to Printify and browse our catalog for ornaments. You’ll find plenty of popular options to get your creativity flowing – from wood and plastic to ceramic and glass in various shapes and sizes. Pick the product you want to customize and click Start designing.

Our Mockup Generator will assist you throughout the design process, ensuring you create the best Christmas ornaments for yourself and others.

20 Christmas Ornaments to Make and Sell

Let’s take a look at 20 ideas for your Christmas crafts to make and sell. From classic Christmas symbols to unique ideas for your Etsy shop. Make and sell ornaments of various materials, types, and designs to create holiday decorations for every taste and setting.

1. Snowman Ornaments

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What would Christmas ornaments be without Frosty bringing joy into our lives? A snowman is one of the traditional Christmas symbols, and it looks good on decorations and ornaments around the house. Design a snowman in various ways, types, shapes, and colors to pair with other unique homemade Christmas decorations.

2. Funny Christmas Ornaments

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Humor is a wonderful addition to any holiday season. Make and sell Christmas ornaments with fun and quirky designs to bring a little joy into every house, office, or setting. From silly images to puns and a dad joke here and there. Come up with the funniest Christmas ornaments to make and sell them to those who enjoy having a laugh.

3. Photo Christmas Ornaments

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Everyone’s favorite Christmas ornaments are the most personal ones – with photos. And that’s something you can’t find at the local craft store or craft fairs. Make and sell photo ornaments for those who want to display their memories and loved ones right on the holiday centerpiece – the Christmas tree. Or use this opportunity to turn your art into holiday designs by printing your photography pieces on custom Christmas decor. 

4. Paw Christmas Ornament

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Put various paw prints on Christmas ornaments to make and sell unique Christmas crafts for pet owners worldwide. A lovely paw print on a Christmas ornament is the best way to celebrate our fluffy or scaly best friends during the holiday season. And a nice way to make extra cash by selling something unique for those who appreciate their companions.

5. Reindeer Ornaments

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Where would we be without Rudolph and his kind? Pulling the sleighs year after year, bringing presents to kids worldwide. Reindeer are among other classic Christmas symbols, making them the ideal design elements for your easy Christmas ornaments. Play with colors, shapes, and backgrounds to create the perfect Reindeer Christmas ornaments to make and sell.

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6. Santa Ornaments

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The ultimate Christmas symbol – Santa Claus. Providing you with many different design options for your Christmas ornament collection. From a silhouette to a face, the whole Santa, or just his head with the majestic beard. Come up with various Christmas ornaments to make and sell with Santa designs for every taste.

7. Engagement Christmas Ornaments

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What better way to announce your engagement and share the happiness with the people you love than by displaying the news directly on the tree? Show your least favorite aunt that – despite her predictions – you will not die alone. HA! “We’re engaged. Merry Christmas to you and your cats!”

These happy announcements will make a great Christmas ornament collection to send out to the lovely families of the happy couple.

8. New Home Ornaments

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Celebrate the first Christmas in your new home with custom ornaments. From “First Christmas in our new home” to something more creative like “New home, new memories”, and more. Come up with lovely and fun designs for Christmas ornaments to make and sell to people starting their lives in a brand new place.

9. Rustic Christmas Ornaments

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Implement a little nature into your Christmas ornaments to make and sell them worldwide to create a rustic feeling this Christmas season. From natural elements like trees and pine cones to designs that will recreate the look of homemade ornaments. Browse Etsy or local craft fairs for inspiration to make and sell your own rustic Christmas ornaments.

10. Monogram Ornaments (Ornaments With Names)

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From company names, logos, and monograms to family. You can’t go wrong with these easy Christmas ornaments to make and sell. Announce a new family member joining the pack, or create a personalized Christmas gift for someone special. From names and nicknames to family roles and statuses. The “World’s best mom” or “dad” will surely appreciate a sincere gift like this. 

11. Couples Ornaments

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Show off that strong bond between couples with his and hers Christmas ornaments. From names and dates to nicknames, titles, and other matching design ideas. “World’s best hubby” and “Wifey” will look great together among other Christmas goodies on the tree. Create and sell Christmas ornaments for couples and spread love around the world.

12. Religious Christmas Ornaments

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Let’s not forget the true meaning of Christmas – the birth of Jesus Christ. Decorate your custom Christmas ornaments with religious symbols, personas, names, quotes, and more to create a holy feeling throughout the home. From Mother Mary and baby Jesus himself to crosses and other beautiful blessings. These will go hand-in-hand with other handmade ornaments.

13. Merry Christmas Ornaments

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A classic design throughout centuries. While the message is simple, it’s still clear, lovely, and fully customizable. From fonts and colors to backgrounds and more. Design the most beautiful Merry Christmas ornaments to spread holiday cheer worldwide.

14. Snowflake Ornaments

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Snow is one of the main indicators that the holiday season has come. It creates the perfect mood for cozy winter evenings with a cup of hot cocoa and the smell of gingerbread in the air. With snowflakes being yet another classic Christmas symbol, you can’t go wrong with implementing them into your designs.

15. Gnome Ornaments

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Where would Santa be without his hardworking little helpers? Come up with creative gnome designs for your Christmas ornaments and add a bit of fairytale to the holiday spirit. People with kids will especially appreciate children-friendly themes and designs for their holiday decorations.

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16. Nutcracker Ornaments

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The Nutcracker has become a Christmas symbol around the world. It comes to life on Christmas and saves a little girl’s merry night from the evil Mouse King. While that is just a tale, the story is heartwarming and well-known to everybody. Create unique designs with the Nutcracker to add a bit of magic to the tree this year. 

17. Angel Christmas Ornaments

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One of the loveliest and equally religious Christmas symbols is angels. Protecting us, watching over us, and spreading joy sitting on top of the tree. Design various Christmas ornaments with angels of all kinds to match the centerpiece. From super creative and modern to cute or simple and religious.

18. Gingerbread Ornaments

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Gingerbread comes in all kinds of shapes and sizes throughout the Christmas season. From gingerbread houses to men and heart-shaped goodies, they bring joy and delicious smells to every home. Create cute gingerbread designs and rank your Etsy shop high during the shopping season.

19. Bird Christmas Ornaments

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From lovely doves to nighty owls, holiday penguins, and more. Bird designs for your Christmas ornaments will appeal to those who are one with nature. Some of those majestic creatures symbolize love, protection, and freedom. Implement these feelings in people’s homes with creative bird designs.

20. Cute Christmas Ornaments

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What else is left? All kinds of things. From yearly classics like hearts, bells, and stars to creative patterns, animals, and just about anything else for your ornament collection. Knitted, dyed, and wrapped up like a present – make your designs and sell them to the world.


  • Create an online store in any of your chosen platforms and marketplaces. (Such as Etsy, Shopify, WooCommerce, eBay, and more).
  • Link your store with Printify. Go to your profile and click My Stores and Add new store. Choose your integration and link the two platforms.
  • Use our product descriptions, images, and prices to create the perfect listings. List selected products online and wait for sales to come in.

Just about anything. Every product can be fitted as an excellent Christmas present with the right design. From apparel and accessories to personalized puzzles, games, kitchen items, and home decor. While some of the bestsellers, of course, are Christmas ornaments, custom wrapping paper, stockings, greeting cards, and more. Browse our catalog for products and get creative.

Final Thoughts

There you have it. A whole list of ideas for unique Christmas ornaments to make and sell. For yourself, your loved ones, or an online store for buyers across the globe.

Spread some cheer this Christmas season with epic designs on custom ornaments. Save money, time, and space by choosing POD for your business, and sell Christmas ornaments effortlessly. 

Happy crafting!

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  1. Jennifer
    October 11

    I am confused about the print guidelines. Can you print to the edge or not?

    1. Martha Simmons
      October 12

      Hi Jennifer,
      It will most likely depend on which Christmas ornament you refer to. You should definitely fill out until the dotted area, which would be the print area, and to check if the print will reach the edge, check the Preview images. You can also always double-check with our merchant support via [email protected] or the live chat in your Printify account.

    2. Naomi
      October 12

      Hello there!

      Design and print area reaches only the front and back of the design, and sides, as they are quite thin, are not printed separately.

  2. Anna
    September 28

    It would be great if we could add your designer platform to our websites so that our customers can design their own products. Valentine’s, Mother’s and Father’s Day, Graduation Gift, etc. I cannot seem to find the glass ornaments you had available for a while.

    1. Naomi
      September 29

      Hey Anna!

      Glass ornaments are still available in our product catalog right here, so feel free to add them to your store!
      If you have any further questions, our merchant support agents will be happy to help!

  3. Monique Prickel
    December 8

    Hi! I cannot seem to find the glass ornaments you had available for a while. Will they be back in stock soon?

    1. Naomi
      January 20


      Yes! You can check them here.
      Let us know if you have any questions!

  4. Monique Prickel
    October 28

    Hi When are these ornaments available again? I am not able to find them in your catalogue?

    1. Elina Stafecka
      October 29

      Hi Monique, ornaments are live. You can find them here –

  5. Mary Ann Smaby
    December 4

    Would love to be able to sell these year round and not as seasonal. Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation Gift……etc

    1. Anita Njoki
      December 6

      Hi Mary Anne, the ceramic ornaments are available on our catalog all year long, ready for you to customize and sell them whenever you want. Happy selling!

  6. Kandy N Chrome Custom Paint Designs
    December 2

    would be great if we could add your designer platform to our websites so our customers can design their own products.

    1. Anita Njoki
      December 6

      Hi Kandy, thank you for your feedback. Our team will take your suggestion into consideration.

  7. cindy
    December 1

    They would be awesome if the printing was centered.

    1. Anita Njoki
      December 6

      Hi Cindy, the good news is the print area on the ceramic ornaments allows you to layout your design exactly how you prefer it so you can definitely get it centered.


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