This month I’m joining 30 talented bloggers to bring you a handmade Christmas ornament every day. We’ve each chosen a day to feature our ornament, and today it’s my turn. I made a few Mini Christmas Box Ornaments that are super easy and don’t take a lot of time. And when you’re done checking out my ornament, you’ll find the list of all the ornament bloggers at the end so you can check out their holiday craft on their day to post. (This post contains affiliate links.)
I made a few different varieties and you can customize the Mini Christmas Box Ornaments any way you want.
You need just a few supplies.
Measure the sides of your box with the lid removed and cut a strip of decorative scrapbook paper to fit. Allow enough length for the ends to slightly overlap. Brush Mod Podge or other type of glue onto the sides of the box and apply the decorative paper, smoothing out air bubbles as needed.
Trace the shape of the lid onto a coordinating paper, cut it out, and apply it to the top of the box lid after brushing glue on the lid. I like to add ribbon around the outside edge of the lid. You can also choose to glue glitter onto the box lid if you want a little bling. Just brush a very thin coat of glue over the top of the paper or along the outer edges of the box top. Sprinkle with glitter and then shake off the excess.
Use baker’s twine or decorative ribbon to create a loop for hanging your Mini Christmas Box Ornaments. I used a hot glue gun to attach the loop to the paper mache box.
I also tied a small bow and hot-glued it to the side of the box. Finally, I applied a decorative sticker to the top of some of the boxes. If you glitter the lid of the box, you’ll probably need to adhere your holiday 3-D sticker with hot glue because the sticker itself won’t stick to the glitter.
I found these glittery poinsettias at our local craft store. The hardest part of making these glittery ornaments is choosing the paper! There are so many pretty papers available at craft stores; it takes me forever to decide. It’s good thing hubby wasn’t with me.
They also had these festive little reindeer stick-ons. I painted the lids of some of the Mini Christmas Box Ornaments, and then glued glitter on top after the paint dried. I used a white chalk-style paint but you could use acrylic paint, too.
Making Christmas ornaments is always fun and puts me in the holiday spirit. In my opinion, it’s best to make them now (or even earlier in the year), so that you’re not scrambling at the last minute when you’re busy decorating the house or out shopping for Christmas gifts.
If you have small children and decide to make Mini Christmas Ornament Boxes, you might want to put small surprises inside the boxes. The kids will have so much fun opening them up to find a small treasure. I think I’m going to make more of them for an advent calendar … stay tuned!
Below you’ll find the links to the rest of the handmade ornaments, along with the dates those posts will be ready for you.
Here are all 31 Bloggers in order of their appearance:
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