Handmade Christmas Ornaments | Three to Make in a Day

I rarely, if ever, share two blog posts in one day.  But when I was invited to participate in a fall seasonal harvest tour, and 31 days of handmade ornaments, on the same day, I couldn’t say no. 🙂

I’m the blogger for day #5 of handmade ornaments (the links to the bloggers for the whole month are below).

I started out having a hard time deciding what kind of ornament to make.  But then I found these binder clips and went a little nuts with them, coming up with three different ornaments that can all be made with them.  And you can make them all in one afternoon!


I’ll start with the easiest ornament first – a poinsettia wreath ornament.

This one takes about 5 minutes … seriously!


Supplies needed (includes affiliate links for your convenience):

2″ binder rings (available in office supply stores)

poinsettia embellishments ( I got a 12-pack at Hobby Lobby 40% off).

mini burlap bows (mine was left over from the Twinkling Potpourri Jar project)

1/4″ twill tape or ribbon (I use this twill tape all the time, so I have a 100-yard roll of it)

glue gun & glue sticks


Step 1 – Glue the twill tape over the binder ring “hinge” to form the ornament hanger.

Step 2 – Glue a burlap bow over the twill tape.


Step 3 – Glue a poinsettia embellishment under each side of the bow.

Step 4 – Glue more poinsettia embellishments to cover the rest of the binder ring.



See … I told you it was quick!


The next ornament is a jingle bell lace and burlap wreath.

It takes about 10 minutes to make.


Supplies needed:

binder ring (link above)

5/8″  lace trim (40% off at Hobby Lobby)

mini burlap bow (link above)

glue gun & glue sticks

red mini jingle bells, if desired


Step 1 – Weave lace onto one side of binder ring.

Step 2 – Repeat on the other side of ring and add a dab of hot glue on the clip side of the ring to keep the lace from coming off.


Step 3 – Space out the lace evenly around the ring.

Step 4 – Hot glue burlap ribbon and add a twine hanger.


Hot glue a few mini jingle bells to add some color.


The last ornament I made is a mini version of my book page wreaths that sold like hot cakes when I was making them a few years ago.

It takes a little more time than the other two – about 45 minutes.

Repurposed book page DIY handmade wreath ornament - www.knickoftime.net

Book Page Wreath DIY Handmade Christmas Ornament - www.knickoftime.net

Supplies needed:

binder clips (link above)

old book (I prefer books with well-aged pages)

3″ square paper punch

mini hole punch

white lace and burlap bow

Step 1 – Punch square shapes out of book pages.  I didn’t count, but you’ll need a bunch of them.

Step 2 – Fold each square into quarters, then punch hole at bottom fold.


Step 3 – Place each square onto the binder ring until each side is tightly filled.

Step 4 – (no photo)  Add a dab of hot glue between each square so that the glue touches the ring and paper.  This keeps the square in position.

Step 5 – Add a cotton twine hanger and hot glue bow in center.


The aged paper and lace burlap bow is such a pretty combination on this one.

It would make a pretty package tie-on on a gift wrapped in brown paper, too.

Book Page Wreath DIY Handmade Christmas Ornament - www.knickoftime.net

There you go!  Three handmade ornaments you can easily make in an afternoon!

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Three DIY handmade Christmas ornaments you can make in one afternoon! | www.knickoftime.net

Be sure to pay a visit to all the other bloggers every day this month and see their handmade ornaments!



Here are all 31 Bloggers in order of their appearance:

Day 1 – The Silly Pearl :: Day 2 –Yesterday on Tuesday
Day 3 – Cupcakes and Crinoline :: Day 4 – An Extraordinary Day
Day 5 – Knick of Time :: Day 6 – Pet Scribbles :: Day 7 – Simply Kelly Designs
Day 8 – Town and Country Living :: Day 9 – Petticoat JUNKtion
Day 10 – The Everyday Home :: Day 11 – Up on Tippy Toes
Day 12 – Remodelando la Casa :: Day 13 – DIY 180 :: Day 14 – 504 Main
Day 15 – Sum of their Stories :: Day 16 – At Home with Jemma
Day 17 – The Kim Six Fix :: Day 18 – Shabby Art Boutique
Day 19 – Morena’s Corner :: Day 20 – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Day 21 – Our Southern Home :: Day 22 – Domestically Speaking
Day 23 – The Crafting Nook :: Day 24 – Sweet Pea
Day 25 – Dukes and Duchesses :: Day 26 – Heathered Nest
Day 27 – Lovely Etc. Day 28 – Stone Gable Blog :: Day 29 – Mod Podge Rocks
Day 30 – Running with a Glue Gun :: Day 31 – All Things Heart and Home


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  1. Angie! You outdid yourself!! Each one is extraordinary! I’m having a hard time deciding which I like best as they are each unique. Because I’m such a huge book page lover… I’ll vote for that one. But, again… I LOVE them all! A binder ring… who knew? You are so clever!

    Thanks so much for being a part of our 31-day blog hop! 🙂

  2. What cute ideas for mini wreath ornaments! I’m not sure which one I like best.

  3. Angie, these are so cute! I adore the one with the book pages, that’s just too precious! Now you’ve got me thinking about Christmas…..uh oh!!

  4. You are so clever using binder clips! They are beautiful!

  5. That book page one is just adorable! Definitely going to try to make some this year.


  6. You’re brilliant!!! I love them all but the book page wreath is my fave! xo

  7. Beautiful, I love a quick idea. I think my favourite is the lace, but they are all just lovely.

  8. These are super cute, endless possibilities! Thanks for sharing!

  9. The three of them are adorable! My favorite is the book page wreath, so cute!

  10. Hi Angie … really cute wreaths for your tree … I like the book-page one, but would not have the patience to make one.

  11. These are really cute, Angie! I started making some ornaments last year for friends and family and had so much fun that I’m going to keep doing it! We also give our grandchildren ornaments each year, and it’s been fun making them something special, too! Fun post!

  12. Gorgeous Angie. I want to make all of them…. especially that book page one!
    Pinning to my Handmade Christmas board in readiness.

  13. These are so adorable, Angie!!! I have a bunch of binder rings sitting in a drawer. Pinning to share and refer back to because these are definitely happening for my tree this year!

  14. I love all 3, Angie! I was trying to pick a favorite but I can’t They’re all equally cute. 🙂

  15. Oh my goodness, Angie, these are absolutely darling. I love them all!

  16. When I began reading your post, I was SO curious what you’d come up with. Binder clips? Brilliant ideas! I’m not sure which one is my favorite…so I pinned all three! Love, love, love each one!

  17. Angie, these are just the cutest Christmas decorations!! I love handmade decorations and these have inspired me to get moving on making some for our tree this year!! Don’t ask me to choose as I just LOVE them all!!

    Thank you so much for sharing your sweet creations with us over at Waste Not Wednesday! 🙂

  18. What an absolutely adorable trio of ideas! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity, Angie!

  19. Who knew that plain metal rings could make such cute Christmas ornaments. I love all three but have to say the old book page on kinda stole my heart. 🙂

  20. I love how you used the binder clip. So creative!

  21. Love how versatile that binder ring is! Need to make some of these!

  22. I will never look at binder rings the same way! I LOVE this idea.

  23. Pinned the little book page wreath, totally adorable.

  24. I love your ideas – so fun and easy!!

  25. Kimberly Wedgeworth says

    These are all just TOO CUTE!! Do you happen to know about how many wreaths you can make with one roll of the lace? Looking forward to making some! 🙂

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