Use paper scraps you’ve saved or small squares of your favorite holiday scrapbook papers to make these unique DIY Christmas ornaments!
‘Tis the season for holiday crafts and decor that are easy, fun, giftable, and perfect for all ages! As far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing more fun to make during the holidays than DIY Christmas ornaments.
For a few reasons, really: 1) you get to whittle down the craft hoard and all those paper scraps you’ve been saving and 2) instant gratification!
I love that I can make a Christmas ornament in such a short period of time and feel all the feelings of accomplishment. Sometimes I just need that, especially during the holidays!
Paper Christmas Ornaments
Whether you’re looking for a simple kid’s craft, or a great ladies craft night idea, these decoupage DIY Christmas ornaments will be your go-to craft this holiday season! Learn how to make them below.
Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments
- Clear Ornaments
- Scrapbook or Tissue Paper
- Ribbon or String for Hanging
- Foam Brush
- Mod Podge Matte
- Mod Podge Sparkle (not pictured)
Step 1: Choose your papers. I chose scrapbook paper, but tissue or wrapping paper would also work well! Cut your paper into strips, and then cut your strips into small squares.
Step 2: Add some Mod Podge Matte to your ornament, take a piece of paper, and press it down. Thicker scrapbook paper will take a little longer to press down than thinner tissue or wrapping paper.
Don’t be surprised if this gets a little messy . . . it’ll all be covered up in Mod Podge, so messiness doesn’t count against you here.
Continue working around your ornament until it’s completely covered. Let dry. Add two coats of Mod Podge Sparkle, letting dry completely between each coat.
The Mod Podge Sparkle will add a thin coat of sparkle and sheen that’s the perfect finishing touch for these ornaments! Lastly, add a piece of ribbon or string for hanging.
I really love how simple this was and how cute my DIY Christmas ornaments turned out!
These would be perfect not just as tree decor, but as gift toppers, and even neighbor and teacher gifts! Place in a cellophane bag, tie with ribbon, and you’re done.
Thank you so much for letting me share with you all today! You can find lots of other tutorials and inspiration on my blog. Have a lovely day!
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