Buttons and beads offer all sorts of ideas.
Bows and paper ribbon can work miracles.
Dried botanicals work well.
Christmas cookie cutters make perfect ornaments.
If you absolutely must have store-bought ornaments, try your local thrift store for bargains.
If you crochet, make stiffened snowflakes or make lacy covers for glass balls.
Print out small digital pictures and frame them with tinsel to make unique ornaments.
A Tiny tree can be decorated with jewelry.
If you have a small dog, keep breakable ornaments out of reach. If you have a cat, keep breakable ornaments off the tree entirely and lose the icicles—they don’t digest well.
Here are some Christmas Tree Ornaments on OLA.
I can't stay away from crafty stuff. Imagine a "themed" Christmas Tree, decorated with nothing but these adorable twisted paper dolls.