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How to make quick Christmas ornaments for inexpensive gifts

Updated on January 14, 2015

Christmas ornaments make an elegant but inexpensive gift

A nice handmade Christmas ornament makes a nice presentation as a Christmas gift. We all have those people we want to recognize during the holiday season, and an inexpensive ornament is the perfect solution.

Photo of ornaments decorated with Sharpies markers by Barbiecrafts

Link to pattern found below.

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How to make a simple Christmas ornament a special gift

Most people love Christmas ornaments whether their Christmas tree is home decor-oriented or just holiday homespun. There's probably not a gift that be used as much over the years as a Christmas ornament, and they will think of you each year when the ornaments are hung on the tree.

When you are gifting a Christmas ornament, presentation is everything. You want to wrap that ornament, no matter how humble, in a way that says it is the main attraction. There are cute little ornament boxes that are a good choice. If the ornament is not terribly fragile, a small gift bag can be nice with matching fillers. Shredded paper fillers can actually serve as padded protection, and they come in various colors.

Personalizing a Christmas ornament automatically raises it to a higher level of special! You can even personalize a storebought ornament with a gold or silver permanent marker to create something that will be a special memory. Include the date, too, if possible. You can even decorate a glass ornament with those markers for a nice gift, even if you are not particularly artistic.

Replacing the hanging material with something very luxurious is a nice touch. Velvet or metallic wired ribbon is perfect for Christmas ornaments and looks wonderful on the tree.

There are so many craft mediums that lend themselves to Christmas ornaments. If you stitch an ornament that is one-dimensional, it could possibly be slid in a beautiful Christmas card for a nice surprise.

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      Nicole Pellegrini 

      6 years ago from New Jersey

      Homemade Christmas ornaments are a great gift idea for sure. I was hoping to find a little more information on exactly how to make quick, inexpensive ornaments here, however - perhaps a couple examples?

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      Harriet 

      6 years ago from Indiana

      Nice lens as far as it goes. I would expand it a little more with some personal information and some interactive modules.

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      microfarmproject 

      6 years ago

      The paper angel ornaments are really cute!

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