This is the second Christmas in my first apartment, and I decided this year I wanted to have my own Christmas tree. But since I'm on a budget, I didn't want to go out a buy a whole bunch of ornaments, so instead I decided to make some of my own.

These are little ornaments that look like mini Christmas presents. This are quick, easy, and cheap. Use leftover wrapping paper and ribbon scraps, and these will be virtually free decorations. These are also ornaments that should be very easy for kids to make, once someone teaches them to wrap gifts.

Making these ornaments involves knowing how to wrap basic box-shaped gifts....if you don't yet know how to wrap presents, you may want to read an Instructable on THAT first. There are plenty of good ones.

Step 1: Materials

All you need to make these ornaments are:

-scrap wrapping paper (or other colored paper), a few inches wide and long depending how big you want your ornaments to be.

-corrugated cardboard scraps, cut into square or rectangle pieces about the same size.

-narrow ribbons or yarn



-ornament hooks (optional)

<p>These are adorable! I'm definitely going to make them. thanks! c: </p>
Ribbons curl better with the slightly ridged end against the blade of the scissors and the smoother side against your thumb.
cute, goods anyway, more ribbons will be www.trimbowribbon.com
I think the second one, counting from the left, came off my Christmas tree! I swear, I have that same paper and ribbon, and did this years ago, only, I did it with little blocks of wood we had lying around. This is a great idea, you can also wrap larger boxes to have 'gifts' under the tree.
This is such a cute and amazing idea!!! I'm definitely doing it this year!!!
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this is a good idea! :D im gona do this this Christmas! :D
you should wrap loaded mouse traps... i like that idea too.

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