Christmas cards are rapidly becoming a thing of the past, which makes a homemade Christmas card idea all the more appreciated! Double the impact of your Christmas cards this year by also including a handmade gift as part of the card — a cute, scrappy ribbon & burlap tree ornament. These happy, sparkly ribbon and burlap tree ornaments are easy and fun to make!
Tree Ornament Christmas Card Idea Supplies:
- Cards and Envelopes.
- Canvas Corp Burlap Shapes – Mini Triangles.
- Darice Assorted Ribbon or Fabric Scraps.
- Darice Tinsel Stems.
- Darice Hot Glue Gun and Darice Hot Glue Sticks.
- Darice Scissors.
For this Christmas card idea, we are going to use the burlap mini pennants (upside-down) and turn them into cute little tree ornaments!
Step 1. Glue ribbon onto the burlap triangle using the hot glue gun. Trim ribbon to fit onto the burlap. I left the ribbon overhanging the burlap a little for a more scrappy look. Get creative combining ribbons of different colors and textures, or you can even use scrap fabric.
Step 2. Next you will create the tree trunk/ornament hanger. Cut a 6″ piece of narrow ribbon or twine, and knot the end. Cut a tinsel stem in half, and fold the end over, about 1/2″ around the ribbon loop. Twist the tinsel stem securely around the ribbon. Hot glue the stem to the burlap tree.
Step 3. Attach the ornament to the kraft paper card using a tiny dot of hot glue on the back of the ornament. The recipient can easily remove it to use the ornament without damaging it.
This ornament Christmas card idea is so easy to make thanks to the pre-cut burlap mini pennants! This project is a great way to use up scraps of ribbon and fabric, and have some fun making adorable holiday gifts for friends and family.
You can get even more creative with this Christmas card idea by adding additional embellishments, such as buttons, flat-backed rhinestones, or even small photos.
I can’t wait to make more! If you’re interested in another creative Christmas card idea, check out these watercolor homemade Christmas cards.
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Heather Mann is the mother of four boys and designs and shares clever crafts with a frugal twist at her site Dollar Store Crafts. She’s also fascinated by the unsuccessful (yet humorous) side of crafting, and explores it at her site CraftFail, and in her new book, CraftFail: When Handmade Goes Horribly Wrong.