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Cute and Easy 3D DIY Christmas Card Ornaments

Here’s how to make cute and easy 3D DIY Christmas Card Ornaments for your tree.

Hi, friends. It’s the time of year when I share a new Handmade Christmas Ornament craft with you guys. These 3D DIY Christmas Card Ornaments look cute and complicated, but they’re so, so easy. In fact, I made a quick video to show you just how easy these are.

Christmas Bonus, I’m sharing this DIY ornament as part of Christmas Ornament challenge with a big group of my talented blogger friends. You can find a link to all of their crafty and clever ideas at the end of this tutorial. I hope you’ll check them out. 🙂

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Watch the DIY Christmas Card Ornaments Video Here

Christmas Card Ornaments DIY Tutorial - Quick and Easy Handmade Christmas Ornament

Here’s What You’ll Need

how to use Mini Christmas Cards to make homemade Christmas ornaments

I love these mini cards I found on Amazon. They were about $8 for 24.

DIY Christmas Ornaments made with Christmas Cards and Twine

Mini Christmas Card Ornaments Steps

Step One

Start by making a mini Christmas Twine tassel on a 10″ long string. You can see how I make a tassel in the video. Or, see a close up tassel making video here. 🙂

Step Two

Pick 12 Mini Cards that look nice together (similar colors). Then hot glue them closed.

Step Three

Run a line of hot glue along the closed edge of the card and quickly stick the closed edge of another card onto that line. You want them to form an open triangle or pie shape. See the video, if that’s confusing. Keep doing this along the same line, with the rest of the cards

BEFORE GLUING the last card, glue the tassel in place. You want the tassel to hang just below the bottom of the card. Make a hoop on the top end of the card about 3″ long to hang the ornament on the tree. Then, glue the last card in place over that tassel.

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A look at the finished DIY Christmas Card Ornaments

Step Four

This is optional, but I added wooden stars for a little extra touch. These are super simple DIY Christmas Card Ornaments that look so cute on the tree. I love this 3D Paper Craft technique. I used it to make 3D Christmas Tree Ornaments, last year. And, Hot Air Balloons for my Boys’ Bedroom Makeover.

Step Five

Adjust spacing, as needed. You can make any minor adjustments to the spacing by pulling or pinching the cards where needed. Yep, that’s in the video too. 🙂 ALSO, you can make these with a flat back, if you prefer that look.

AND, I went ahead and made one of these with the little envelopes too. It’s just as cute, but would be even better with Christmas Stickers, Stamp, or cut outs from old cards added to each card. My kids will love customizing the envelope ornament.

More Pics of the Finished DIY Christmas Card Ornaments

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I love these guys. The cards are so cute, they make great DIY Christmas Card Ornaments.

Here's how to make cute and easy 3D DIY Christmas Card Ornaments for your tree. This Christmas Ornament Craft is easy enough for kids to do. With How-To Video and DIY Steps. #AbbottsAtHome #ChristmasCrafts #ChristmasIdeas #HandmadeChristmas #HomemadeChristmas #ChristmasOrnaments

That little tassel is a great little touch.

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How cute and simple is this ornament?!

How to make cheap and easy DIY Christmas Card Ornaments with a Christmas Twine tassel. How to Video and steps. #AbbottsAtHome #ChristmasOrnaments #DIYCrafts #DIYChristmas #HandmadeChristmas #ChristmasCards

My tree isn’t quite finished, but these ornaments look so cute!!! I want a few more now.

Thanks for checking out my DIY Christmas Card Ornaments tutorial. Now, some of my incredibly talented blogger friends have also shared their latest DIY Christmas Ornaments. See all of their DIY Ornaments Projects here or click the image below. Have fun crafting and Merry Christmas!


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April J Harris

Monday 16th of December 2019

These are so pretty! What a fun project. Sharing on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party! I hope you are enjoying the holiday season!

Stephanie

Monday 16th of December 2019

Thanks so much, April. I really appreciate the share and Merry Christmas!

Michelle

Tuesday 10th of December 2019

What am awesome idea! I love it!

Michelle http://mybijoulifeonline.com/~bijoube2

Stephanie

Wednesday 11th of December 2019

Thanks so much, Michelle!

Meegan

Monday 9th of December 2019

Thanks for sharing Stephanie! What a darling and creative idea. I hope you are having an amazing week.

Stephanie

Tuesday 10th of December 2019

Thanks so much, Meegan. Merry Christmas!

Alice

Friday 6th of December 2019

Great idea on how to repurpose all those Christmas cards!

Stephanie

Friday 6th of December 2019

Thanks so much, Alice!

Michelle

Wednesday 4th of December 2019

This is such a cute idea!! I hate throwing my Christmas cards away and this is such a great way to save them. Thanks!

Stephanie

Wednesday 4th of December 2019

I'm always looking for cute ways to use mine too. This is a fun one. :) Thanks, Michelle.

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