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)