DIY Cherry Ornament: Cherry-Picked Just in Time for Summer!

When I see this Cherry Ornament hanging from my Christmas tree, it reminds me of warm summer days. One of my favorite things about the summertime is all the delicious summer fruits! I have so many fond memories of picking cherries with my kids at local cherry orchards. That’s why I wanted to make this cute DIY Cherry Ornament. I love to see this bright colorful ornament hanging from my Christmas tree to remind me of these special times.

DIY Cherry Ornament - Hanging Outside on Tree | Ornament Shop

Do you want to know why I love this Cherry Ornament so much? It’s because this ornament is the perfect blend of my two favorite seasons – Summertime and Christmastime! When I see cherries I think of my favorite summertime fruit, while the bright shades of red and green on this ornament remind me of the classic colors of Christmas.

DIY Cherry Ornament on Christmas Tree | Ornament Shop

How To Make a DIY Cherry Ornament

Create this Cherry Ornament in just a few simple steps. This is a great craft to make with kids, especially on those summer days when it’s just too hot to play outside. They will love to work with all of the fun textures in the felt, pipe cleaner and pom-poms.


  • Red Pom-Poms (2)
  • Green Pipe Cleaner
  • Dark Green Felt
  • Light Green Felt
  • Black Marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue

DIY Cherry Ornament Supplies | Ornament Shop

Step 1: First, fold the pipe cleaner in half. Next, twist one leg around the other creating a loop at the top. This is how your Cherry Ornament will hang from the tree, so you’ll want to make sure that this loop is large enough to fit on a Christmas Tree branch.

Fold pipe cleaner to create cherry stem and ornament loop | Ornament Shop

Step 2: Apply a dab of glue to the bottom tip of the pipe cleaner.

Apply glue to the bottom of each stem | Ornament Shop

Step 3: Now, nuzzle the red pom-pom into the glued tip of the pipe cleaner and secure it in place.

Repeat Steps 2 & 3 to attach the second cherry pom-pom.

Secure red pom pom to glued stem | Ornament Shop

Step 4: In this step you’re going to draw two leaves. First, draw a large leaf on the dark green felt. Then draw a smaller leaf on the light green felt. Finally, cut both leaves out.

Cut two felt leaves | Ornament Shop

Step 5:  Apply some glue to the back of the small light green leaf and secure it on top of the large dark green leaf.

Glue small leaf on top of large leaf | Ornament Shop

Step 6: Finally, apply a dab of glue to the pipe cleaner where the two stems come together, and gently press the leaves on top of the stem to secure in place.

Glue leaves to Cherry Ornament stem | Ornament Shop

That’s it! Now you have created a Cherry Ornament that will look great hanging from your Christmas tree. You’ll be sure to cherry-ish this ornament for years to come!

Completed DIY Cherry Ornament | Ornament Shop

What’s your favorite summertime fruit? Check out our menu of Fruit & Vegetable Ornaments. Even the pickiest eaters will be coming back for seconds when they see these colorful ornaments!

Fruit & Vegetable Ornament Collage | Ornament Shop

6 thoughts on “DIY Cherry Ornament: Cherry-Picked Just in Time for Summer!

  1. Gertrude

    What a cute and original idea! This would be super cute for an upcoming party I have for my in laws. They are celebrating their 50th anniversary. They love to gamble and cherries would fit that theme perfectly. It’s also during summer so it’s a win win all around!

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