Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Homemade Christmas Ornaments at BetterBudgeting.com

"Jingle Hooks"

Upcycled Christmas Cards

Submitted by Lisa Jennings of WA

These ornaments are made from materials I have around my house. I didn’t need to purchase anything extra, and all materials are inexpensive. They can also double as gift tags.

Materials:

Glue gun

Glue Stick or Double Sided Tape

5” 18 Gage wire (any color, standard is fine)

3” 18 Gage wire (same color as above)

1 - ½” Jingle bell

Any design for center that is approx. 1-2 inches in any shape. This could be a sticker, a cutout from an old Christmas card or cardstock, be creative. 

Coordinating cardstock for the boarder and another for the backer.

Instructions:

Select your center design. Glue or tape onto background cardstock and trim to make a nice boarder.

Take the bell and thread onto 5” piece of wire curl and shape to desired preference. Hot glue the wired-bell onto the bottom backside of your cardstock design.

Take the 3” wire and curl and shape into a hook. Hot glue this wire onto top of backside of your design. Glue the coordinating backside onto the back of your design. 

2012 Homemade Christmas Ornaments Index