Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Craft Idea

I just wanted to share a cute idea that I totally stole from my girlfriend, Amanda. 
She made these ornaments to use as place cards for a dinner party we recently had at my house for Renee and baby Vivian:

I thought it would be fun to make these for our neighbors this Christmas.  They are quick, super easy, inexpensive and so cute!

Here's what you need:
Clear glass ornaments, scrapbook paper, a pencil, scissors, ribbon, a hole puncher and name cards (optional)

-Start by cutting your construction paper into strips.  I did mine about 6 inches long and 1/2 inch wide.  I tried various lengths and widths and thought this worked best.
-Wrap each individual strip around your pencil:
- Slip the rolled up paper into the glass ornament:
- I put 6 in each ornament
- Loop a ribbon through (and add a card if you want) and you're done!
I'm also going to make some of this and put it in these cute bags from Target to go along with the ornaments:
If you're wondering what the girls did while I made all these ornaments...
A little Mickey Mouse Club never hurt anyone :)


  1. I love them! Super cute and looks easy enough... Thanks for sharing

  2. Great idea! I think they'd look good with crinkle ribbons in them too!

  3. Cute! Brooks' sister did that for us when we got married using strips of wrapping paper from shower presents. Good idea for neighbors!