Last Updated on December 5, 2019 by Ellen Christian
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This 5 minute Christmas ornament is the perfect craft to do when you just have no time. You can hang it on the tree or you can attach it to your Christmas packages. Is anyone else feeling like they are just running out of time?
5 Minute Christmas Ornament
My list of things to do before Christmas is dangerously long. Have I mentioned I only started Christmas shopping yesterday? Or that I haven’t started my baking? I have all these amazing ideas that I want to do this year, and I just have no time.
As part of the Pinterest Remakes group, we remake a pin we find on Pinterest to be our own. I fell in love with these Christmas ornaments and wanted to use them on Christmas packages this year, but I just haven’t had a chance to go to the craft store for little wooden plaques. I decided that I could do the same thing with small pieces of cardboard cereal boxes.
You will need boxboard or cardboard with at least one side that is blank. And, you will also need Christmas scrapbook paper in a festive holiday pattern. You can use a plain cupcake liner in white. But, red and green patterns will give your final ornament a little bit more of a holiday feel.
5 minute Christmas ornament directions
- Cut out pieces of boxboard in a diamond shape.
- Cut out pieces of Christmas scrapbook paper in a circle shape to fit the diamonds.
- Press a red or green colored cupcake liner in half.
- Fold it in half but leave a small bit of the cupcake liner showing on the bottom.
- Then fold the bottom half of the cupcake liner in half the opposite way.
- and fold the top half slightly to the left so you have a layered look.
- Glue that flat and glue it on top of the scrapbook paper.
- Glue the scrapbook paper on top of the boxboard.
- Attach a ribbon to the top and hang.
That’s all there is to this 5 minute Christmas ornament. You can hang this on your tree. Or, you can use it as a gift tag and write to and from on the corners. Then, just attach it to your Christmas presents using the ribbon and a piece of tape.
More Christmas recipes and crafts
For more Pinterest remakes, here are a few of my favorite blogs. Check out their ideas and see what inspired them. Crafting doesn’t have to take hours when you choose a simple project.
- Snickerdoodle dairy-free Christmas cookie recipe by Our Homemade Life
- Easy DIY Reindeer Ornament Your Child Can Make by Mommy Snippets
- Skillet Apple Cranberry Crisp by Upstate Ramblings
- Beeswax Glitter Candle by Mom Always Finds Out
If you’re looking for even more inspiration, why not get crafty with your Mason jars. I always have a huge stack of Mason jars leftover from canning. Instead of just letting them collect dust, why not turn them into something useful. Here are some 5 minute craft jars projects that you can try the next time you have a little bit of extra time.
- Ginger Snap Crafts made these gorgeous Christmas luminaries you could try. Let the kids help with this one. It’s so simple to make.
- This Drink and Be Merry Mason Jar would make a nice gift for your child’s teacher or babysitter. Visit this post to find out how to make it.
- Create and Babble made a gorgeous white angel out of her Mason jar. I love how it turned out. It would look beautiful as part of a centerpiece.
- Between Naps made this festive Christmas lantern. You could easily use it inside our outside. Find out how she made it here.
- I love how this Chrismas candle jar turned out. I couldn’t believe how simple it was to make. You could probably even have the kids help as long as you did the cutting.
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If you’re looking for a few more ideas, these a three of my most popular Christmas projects. Why not give them a try! Christmas is a wonderful time to craft and cook.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.