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Mini Christmas Present Ornaments!

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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.


 
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Step 1: Materials

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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

-tape

-scissors

-ornament hooks (optional)

Step 2: Step 1

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Tape the squares of cardboard into a stack. Make it as thick as however big you want your mini gift to be.

You can also use small blocks or styrofoam, or little boxes. If you do have mini boxes, you might as well make these REAL gifts by putting candy or small toys inside.

Step 3:

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Wrap the stack of cardboard as if it were a regular gift box.  Use smaller pieces of tape than normal, especially if you're using reflective paper, because the tape is very visible. You can also use glue, but tape is quicker.
Kevin123452 years ago
Ribbons curl better with the slightly ridged end against the blade of the scissors and the smoother side against your thumb.
PuzzleJenn2 years ago
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.
sladadeso3 years ago
This is such a cute and amazing idea!!! I'm definitely doing it this year!!!
Seeing these mini ornaments with little gifts inside in a Christmas Hampers
will bring more excitement.

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salomon19963 years ago
this is a good idea! :D im gona do this this Christmas! :D
luvit4 years ago
you should wrap loaded mouse traps... i like that idea too.