16 Latin-Themed Christmas Ornaments That Will Spruce Up Your Tree ASAP
Christmastime is the one time a year that we can truly let our crafty side show. You can decorate your house however you please and no one can say a negative thing about it because it’s the holidays. The only issue is picking out a theme or opting to go with whatever you see at Target. Either way is fine, but why not show off the love you have for your Latin culture?
This year instead of just doing the basic green and red ornament styles that everyone seems to go for, choose some of these lovely Latin-themed ornaments that will definitely get the attention of your family and friends. We’ve searched the interwebs for the best Latin styled ornaments that you can either purchase or make yourself. Enjoy!
A little Frida fun for the holidays.
You cannot go wrong with these festive Frida Kahlo dolls for $13 on Etsy. They’re so cute, and perfect to have as decoration all year round.
A disco Latin-themed Christmas tree.
For those that have more eclectic taste and want to set a sophisticated tone, while also paying homage to your Latin heritage, we highly suggest these shiny retro ornaments from DirectfromMexico for $75.
A cactus kind of Christmas.
If you have some time to spare, or would like to make a crafty side project with your friends and kids, these DIY cactuses are the cutest things to add to your tree. Need some help? Go to Mypoppet for instructions.
Nothing says Christmas more than a star. It represents so much and they’re so beautiful as well. These estrellas that can also double as piñatas are perfect for your tree. Get them at Crafttel.
Tamales to eat and to decorate.
While you and your family IS gathered around the table making tamales, be sure to save some of those smallish corn husks. As you can see from the picture above, they can make great ornaments as well, and you don’t need much material either.
Colorful yarn to spread around.
For a more intricate kind of DIY fun, these MexicanBeautyShop ornaments are simply delightful. And we should add again that they’re perfect wall decor even when it’s not the holidays.
Merry Christmas maracas.
The MexicanBeautyShop also sells these maracas that look great on Christmas trees. But if you want to access this look easier, just head out to any party store and purchase maracas and then tie them to a string to hang on your tree. Pretty easy.
The Loteria cards can go a long way.
We love Loteria more than anything else, so why not celebrate that during Christmas time? For this idea, just buy a Loteria game that you won’t mind cutting up. Laminate each card that you wish to have on your tree, and that’s it!
Dolls for days!
These Latin dolls, sold at Buganvillaimports, are perfectly festive for Christmas. You can also give them away as Christmas favors. People will love them.
A piñata for everyone!
You can get these mini piñatas at any bodega, party store, or Latin store. Buganvillaimports sells them too. If you put candy in them, you can hand these out to family and friends as well.
Ornaments with a twist of fun.
If you have Loteria cards to spare, gluing them to old ornaments works just as well. All you need is glue and glitter and you’re set.
Day of the Dead, Christmas-Style
Who says Day of the Dead can’t be celebrated at Christmas. Bring out your Dia de los Muertos decor and place it on your tree. So inventive and resourceful.
A real fiesta Christmas.
While these paper ornaments are a bit more detailed and complicated to make at home, you can purchase them on Etsy.
Mexi-Galore glam for the holidays.
We can certainly bet you have a lot of Latin trinkets at home. If you have super tiny stuff, you can plop them in your tree, just stuff them in there, and your tree will be instantly Latin-themed.
Tender and sweet, Latin Christmas tree.
These amazing colorful ornaments made of plush and yarn would make any humdrum tree a beautiful one.
Ranchera holiday-themed tree.
For Tex-Mex folks or lovers of Texas-style, we highly recommend these plush ornaments on Etsy.
Happy holidays, everyone!