Don’t you hate it when a blogger shares a fabulous DIY project that you’d love to do yourself but you only have, like, 5 MINUTES before you’d need the finished product?
Me too! That’s why 11 of my blogging friends and I have decided to get together and bring you 12 days of DIY Christmas ornaments for you to enjoy, ponder, and consider recreating yourself for the holidays – with plenty of time to spare!
Here’s how it’s going to work: 12 bloggers are each going to share 12 handmade Christmas ornaments over the next 12 days – giving you 144 ideas of ornaments you can make yourself to wow your friends and family this holiday season.
The first of my 12 ornaments in this series is this Mini Gift Bow Ornament, and it’s probably the easiest DIY you could possibly do this Christmas:
I found these super cute mini gift bows at Michaels in tubes of 8 for $1 and decided they needed to be hanging on my tree. The only other supply I needed was a small to medium-sized ball ornament to add them to:
I simply peeled off the paper backing of the mini gift bows and placed them onto the ornament, starting at the top and working my way down to the bottom.
I used just shy of three tubes (22 mini bows) for my ornament.
See! I wasn’t lying when I said this was super simple!*
That’s my Day 1 ornament, and here are 11 more! Click the links below to view:
Modern Reindeer Succulent Ornament by Bigger Than The Three of Us | Gold and White Felt Christmas Tree Ornament by May Richer Fuller Be | Wire Star Ornaments by Cherished Bliss | Yarn Wrapped Christmas Trees by Thrifty & Chic | Sweater Ornaments by It All Started With Paint | Gold Silhouette Ornament by Lovely Etc. | DIY Jingle Bell Ornament by The Happier Homemaker | Santa Belt Ornament by Whats Ur Home Story | Dear Santa Letter Ornament by Remodelando la Casa | Cinnamon Star Ornament by Mom 4 Real | Mini Gift Bow Ornament by All Things G&D | Gold Reindeer Head Mount Ornament by Serendipity Refined
A great big THANK YOU to Linda from It All Started with Paint for organizing this DIY ornament series and to Michaels for providing a gift card to cover the cost of some of the products.
*Dear Santa, please note.
Nothing like an easy DIY to get this Christmas craziness started! Love the bright colors of the bows. Excited to be crazy Christmas craftiness with you!
Thank you so much, Chaney! I used to be a strictly gold and bronzes Christmas decor kind of girl, but after Kate was born and our house was covered in primary and pastel-colored toys I learned to embrace color. Know we go all out with colorful Christmases every December. I’m excited to be joining you on this crazy craft 12 day adventure as well – so fun!
First, love, love this idea! I spotted those dollar bin bows at Michaels too and now I need to run back there and scoop them all up! Second, thank you for that shout out! And third, so happy to be crafting with you this holiday season!!!
Thank you so much for your sweet words and all of the work you put into organizing this, Linda! As I mentioned in my email, it’s equal parts exciting and challenging, and I’m happy to be along for the ride!
What a clever idea! It’s a good thing that I need to go to Michaels today because I’m picking up a bag of those bows so that I can make one of these for my own! I This would make a cute “mistletoe ball”…at least that’s what I’m thinking!
Thank you so much, Kimberly! I love the idea of using this as a gift bow mistletoe ball – how fun!
Cute times a million! This is so darn cute! Can’t wait to show it to my daughter. My kids are having a separate tree this year. I’m can see a lot of these on our tree.
Thank you so much, Vidya! This would be a super fun one to do with kids!