It’s finally here! Christmas Eve and the finale of my twelve ornaments of Christmas series. Check out the other 11 ornaments I’ve shared so far:
First Ornament of Christmas (vintage felt ice skater)
Second Ornament of Christmas (easy DIY poinsettia)
Third Ornament of Christmas (scroll-sawed snowflakes)
Fourth Ornament of Christmas (plastic canvas poinsettia & birdie)
Fifth Ornament of Christmas (bedazzled felt boot)
SixthÂ Ornament of Christmas (painted puzzle piece candy cane & snowflake)
SeventhÂ Ornament of Christmas (lace & pipe cleaner wreaths)
Eighth Ornament of Christmas (retro felt bird)
Ninth Ornament of Christmas (felt horse head)
Tenth Ornament of Christmas (pipe cleaner angel)
Eleventh Ornament of Christmas (fisherman’s holly ornament)
The last ornament I’ve got for you is a teeny tiny Christmas gift, inspired by the little present ornaments on my parents’ tree every year. Even though it’s Christmas eve, you can whip this together in about as much time it would take to wrap a last minute present.
1 piece of foam, about 1/2″x3/4″x2″
2″ wide wired ribbon
1 ft. of 1/8″ ribbon
Cut your wired ribbon long enough to wrap around the piece of foam, with a few extra inches to spare.
Fold the ribbon over one end of the foam piece, as shown. This is where the wire comes in handy. Fold the ends over each other and pin in place. Repeat on the other side of the folded end.
On the opposite end of the foam, fold the ribbon as shown, again securing it in place with a pin.
Fold the last open section of ribbon in a similar fashion. Before pinning it down, remove the first pin and pin both sides down with a single pin.
Remove the pins from the sides of the “package,” leaving the last pin inserted in place. Cut about a foot of 1/8″ ribbon. Pin it to the center of one side of the package.
Flip the package over and pin both ends of the ribbon to the center of the opposite site.
Flip the package over once again and tie half of a square knot (the first step in tying your shoes) on one side of the pin on this side:
Tie the second half of your square knot on the other side of the pin. Remove all remaining pins.
Tie a bow and trim excess length from the gift.
That’s it! Attach an appropriate hanging hook and you’re ready to rock around the tree with this tiny gift. Merry Christmas and thank you for reading during this busy time of year!!