2021 Guide to Creative Christmas Ornaments So You Can Trim Your Tree in Style

2021 Christmas Ornaments

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Trimming the tree is an important part of Christmas decor. These small tokens that hang on the branches offer an unconventional form of personal expression. By incorporating specific ornaments into the overall decoration, you can create a customized tree that celebrates who you are and the memories you’ve made over time.

Baubles are a popular way to trim a tree, but they are far from the most creative. Almost anything can be an ornament! To showcase some of the artistic possibilities that you can hang on your tree, we’ve gathered a selection of decorations that are fun and quirky. There’s something for everyone here, from the millennial that can’t get enough of avocado toast to the llama lover to the avid Stranger Things fan. Each will give your tree personality and will be fun to hang year after year.

Check out the creative Christmas ornaments, below. There are even a couple that you can make yourself!

Trim your tree in style with these artistic Christmas ornaments.


David Bowie Glass Ornament

David Bowie Glass Ornament

Target | $37.98


DIY Christmas Tree Ornament Kit


Fa La La La Llama Ornament Pattern


Avocado Toast Ornament

Avocado Toast Glass Christmas Ornament

Target | $39.98


Pumpkin Spice Latte Ornament

Pumpkin Spice Latte Christmas Ornament

Target | $33.98


Baby’s First Christmas Ornament


S'more Fair Trade Felt Ornament


Face Mask Santa Ornament


Hot Chocolate Felt Fair Trade Ornament


Ruth Bader Ginsburg Ornament


Retro Christmas Tree Ornament

Retro Christmas Tree Ornament

Target | $5


Personalized Fox Ornament


Beehive Glass Ornament

Glass Beehive Ornament

Target | $13.99


Glitter Rainbow Ornament


Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus Ceramic Ornaments

Santa Claus and Mrs Claus Ornaments

Beardbangs | $11.89 (Santa Claus) | $11.74 (Mrs. Claus)


Camera Ornament


Smiling Avocado Felt Fair Trade Ornament


Ceramic Bear Ornament


Rosebud Motel from Schitt's Creek Ornament


Starry Night Handpainted Ornament

Starry Night Painted Christmas Ornament

La Pastiche | $49.99


Pizza Slice

Pizza Christmas Ornament

Noble Gems | $10.80


Architectural Ornament — DIY Kit


Cappuccino Glass Ornament

Glass Cappuccino Ornament

Target | $5


Bicycle Enthusiast Ornament


Missing Barb Milk Carton (from Stranger Things)

Stranger Things Christmas Ornament

Hot Topic | $9.79


Frida Kahlo


Stacked Donuts Ornament

Stacked Donuts Glass Ornament

Target | $13.99


“Love You a Ton!” Whale


Sushi Ornament


Wool Star Fair Trade Ornament


You+Me Puzzle Pieces


Vintage Pastel Cars


The Diamond — Air Plant Ornament

Christmas Ornament

Hemleva | $31


Glass Hummingbird Ornament


Gothic Dragon Ornaments

Gothic Dragon Ornament by Design Toscano

Design Toscano | $34.90 (set of 3)


This article has been edited and updated.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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