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Easy Brown Paper Bag Ornaments for Christmas

Make these EASY brown paper bag ornaments in minutes with some basic craft supplies! These look so unique on your Christmas tree.

Skills Required: None. You’re using such small pieces of paper that it’s fine if you have never Mod Podged before. Even beginning crafts will be able to accomplish these Christmas tree ornaments.

Brown Paper Bag Ornaments

I’ve been noticing an influx of brown kraft paper in craft projects lately – and I like it. I don’t know what the official definitely of “kraft paper” is, but to me it’s anything brown and paper-like. Meaning that you could also use grocery bags, lunch sacks, or whatever you have laying about.

This is another collection of Christmas ornaments that are really easy to make, and they have a simple and festive feel. I pretty much love them. Here’s how I made them.

Brown Paper Bag Ornaments

Gather These Supplies

Tracing an acrylic ornament blank on kraft paper with a pencil

Trace your shapes on your kraft paper of choice using the pencil.

Cutting out an ornament shape from kraft paper using scissors

Cut out your ornament shapes just inside the pencil lines. And the nice thing about using kraft paper is that you can erase the pencil lines and you never even knew they were there.

Mod Podging kraft paper to the back of an ornament shape

Mod Podge your kraft paper to the back of the ornament shape and let dry. You’ll notice there’s a little bit of overlap with the paper . . . you can trim that off with scissors once the shapes are dry.

Applying Dimensional Magic to the front of a paper bag ornament

This step is totally optional but I just love Dimensional Magic. I like to put DM on the front of all my acrylic shape projects to give them a little dimension and shine.

Placing stickers on top of the kraft paper ornament

Place the stickers on the top of the ornaments. Stickers adhere to DM very well, so make sure of your placement! I also thought about it, and it would be fun to add letter stickers and really personalize these. I know – genius.

Tying baker's twine on an acrylic ornament

Loop baker’s twine to finish them off.

Brown Paper Bag Ornaments

I’m in love with kraft paper ornaments and I think these bad boys are just the beginning. What would you make with kraft paper? I need some other suggestions.

Let me know if you would make these easy paper ornaments in the comments! I’d also love for you to check out the following projects:


Sunday 18th of June 2023

Lovecraft paper ornaments! As for suggestions, you could paint small gingerbread men & women on the paper then stick to the clear ornament & have it show thru! Or paint on top of the clear ornament!


Tuesday 20th of June 2023

I love those ideas Patty! Super cute.

Melinda Barry

Thursday 31st of December 2020

I’ve made necklace pendants and earring drops with recycled brown packing paper or cardboard using Mod Podge (Matte) and Dimensional Magic. I’d love to share pics if you’re interested!

Melinda Barry

Thursday 31st of December 2020

@Amy, just emailed pics to you - Happy New Year!


Thursday 31st of December 2020

Melinda you can definitely send them to me or post in the "Getting Crafty with Mod Podge" group on Facebook. I'd love to see them! Sounds very cool!