DIY christmas ornament gift tags {paperclips & peonies}

DIY Christmas Ornaments

I live in a female residence where there is a lot of note exchanging and present giving for any holiday. We’re just a step below sending those primary school Scooby-Doo Valentines to each-other. When walking into my room a couple of days ago, I saw a candy cane peeking out of my mailbox. This was a signal; I had forgotten to make presents for my housemates and needed to fix this stat! Everyone is running short on time around the holidays, so I thought I’d show you the five minute craft I whipped up.

I’m not a huge fan of spending money on presents, so I took a peek through my crafting bin and just used materials I had lying around. Easy and cheap – when do you hear those two words around the holidays? To give away, I hung these on the door knobs of my neighbours, but I would totally use this craft as gift tags on your presents as well. Just add a to & from message on the back!

To make, all I did was cut out circles (around the size of a coffee mug), then wrote some cute holiday words in gold Martha Stewart paint marker, like joy and noel. I wrote initials on some too – a good idea for the crowd not celebrating around the holidays. Then, I whipped out my trust glue gun and hot glued some festive ribbon on the back, in a loop so that they can hang. I used white cotton ribbon, one with gold trim and the other with a festive ivy print.

DIY Christmas Ornaments // Paperclips & Peonies


These would make great cards for any large group, like a classroom or residence, but also have the added benefit of being able to be hung on the christmas tree! These took no time at all and looked super cute, but if you’re willing to put in a little more work than 5 minutes, I’ve shown below some other easy DIY ornaments. Enjoy!

Best DIY Christmas Ornaments // Paperclips & Peonies
Wood Slice Ornaments via Upcycled Treasures
The Best DIY Christmas Ornaments // Paperclips & Peonies
Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments via Katy Elliot 
The Best DIY Christmas Ornaments // Paperclips & Peonies
Scrabble Tile Ornaments via Crafts by Amanda 
The Best DIY Christmas Ornaments // Paperclips & Peonies
Clay Feather Ornaments via 100 Layer Cake 

Do you prefer handmade or store bought ornaments? I’d love to hear in the comments below! 

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