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DIY Gift Box Christmas Ornaments

Oh my goodness gracious, great balls of fire!🤣 I am so excited about today’s post…these DIY Christmas ornaments made to look like miniature Christmas gifts are adorable, practically free, and turned out so cute! I really just wanted to make some scrap wood ornaments and this is the most scrap wood you can get, literally such scrap pieces I don’t even normally keep them! Lol!

DIY Gifts Chirstmas Ornaments

Turning junk scrap wood pieces into adorable Christmas ornaments is pretty darn satisfying! Plus they are the EASIEST craft you will complete this season! Lol! I keep saying this about every craft I have done so far this holiday season! But seriously, making the mercury glass ornaments was super easy and so is wrapping some wood in fabric! If you can wrap a gift, you can make these ornaments!

Christmas ornaments made to look like stacked gift boxes! Red and black themed christmas gifts

This gift bag ornament is my absolute favorite!

DIY Gift Bag ornament made from scrap wood covered in black and red fabric

I mean can you believe that is a couple of pieces of 1/4″ plywood and some scrap cut-offs of fence pickets from my dog bed I built recently! LOL! Wrapped in the fabric you would never know it! 😉

DIY Chirstmas Ornaments - Christmas ornaments made to look like stacked gift boxes and a gift bag ornament

Gathering supplies for the DIY Gift Box Christmas Ornaments

Materials Needed to Make DIY Christmas Ornaments:

Cut List for Scrap Wood for Ornaments:

  • Gift Bag Ornament
    • 2 – 1/4″ plywood @ 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
    • 2 – 1/2″ x 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
    • 1 – 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • 2 stack ornament (red polka dot and red and black plaid)
    • 2″x2″x2″
    • 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
  • 3 stack tall ornament (black and white)
    • 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ x 2 1/4″
    • 1 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ x 1 1/2″
    • 1″ x 1 1/4″ x 1″
  • 3 stack flat ornament (red and black with gold rope ribbon)
    • 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ x 2 1/2″
    • 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ x 1 1/2″
    • 1″ x 1″ x 1″

Making the DIY Gift Box Christmas Ornaments

Take your scrap pieces of wood, and cut them to the sizes you want, the sizes I used are listed on the cut list, but you are can adjust them to your liking if you wish!

If you have ever wrapped a gift, you are already an experienced DIYer on this one! Lol! Cut your fabric as you would wrapping paper!

If you can see through the mess and look way down to the bottom of the photo, where my hand is, I am gluing the fabric around the 2×2 piece of wood!

Wrapping the scrap wood in fabric to look like a gift box - and then turn it into an ornament

Hot glue them instead of taping as you would a gift!

Gluing the ends of the gift box as you would when wrapping a gift
Wrapping the gifts for the stacked gift christmas ornament

After wrapping as many as you want in a stack, then just stack them on top of each other largest to smallest! You can hot glue in between the packages to make them stay together better! Add a ribbon to help them stay stacked and look really cute! 😏

Tying the tibbon on the stacked gift boxes to make the ornament

There’s one done, just add a hook or tie a loop in the ribbon to hang the stacked gift boxes on the Christmas tree!

miniature Black and White wrapped gift boxes stacked and turned into an ornament
Christmas ornaments made to look like stacked gift boxes! Red and black themed christmas gifts

The only ornament that is a little more in-depth is the gift bag! A couple of little pieces of wood are glued together to make the gift bag!

In the photo, you can see some small pieces of wood sandwiched between two pieces of 1/4″ plywood. I thought I did such a great job showing each piece and how it all went together…only to find out my phone stopped recording because it didn’t have any space! Lol! This has happened more times than I can count this last couple of days making all my craft projects! 🙄

Making the DIY gift bag ornament - showing which wood pieces make up the bag

Take one of the little pieces of plywood, hot glue the 2 – 1/2″ x 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ along both outside edges, flush with the edges, top, and bottom. Then place the 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ in between these two, keeping this one flush along the bottom. Glue the other piece of plywood on top. There should be an empty space at the top!

DIY gift bag ornament, making the gift bag with scrap pieces of wood

Now you can wrap this gift bag with fabric!

DIY Gift Bag ornament - covering the wood with fabric to look like wrapping paper

Glue the fabric on one side of the INSIDE of the gift bag.

hot gluing the fabric to the gift bag ornament to make it look like it is a designer gift bag

Pull the fabric around and glue it on the other side (INSIDE).

wrapping the wood to make the gift bag ornament

Next I folded and glued the side, bottom-up, back- forward, front- backward!

Wrapping the wood of the gift bag to make the gift bag christmas ornament
wrapping the wood to make the christmas ornament look like a gift bag
wrapping the wooden little bag made to look like a christmas gift bag to use as an ornament

Once the sides are done, just neatly fold the top sides over and glue them inside as you did earlier!

gift bag is wrapped in red and balck buffalo check fabric - starting to look like a christmas gift bag

Add the handles to the gift bag ornament. To cut the gold rope ribbon, I used some packaging tape and wrapped it around the spot I was going to cut to keep the rope from unraveling! Glue the rope on the inside!

gluing the handles on the gift bag christmas ornament

Add a tiny piece of tissue paper!

DIY Gift Bag ornament made from scrap wood covered in black and red fabric
DIY Gift Ornaments for Christmas Tree

There really may not be anything cuter than these ornaments! 😍🤩 I LOVE them so much!!

Are you planning any holiday crafts this Christmas? If you make any I’d love to see them! If you adorn your Christmas tree in miniature gift boxes made of scrap wood, I would love to see that too! 😉

I hope your holiday season is full of nothing but good times with family and friends! Happy Crafting!

Cara - The Inspired Workshop signature says XOXO, Cara

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DIY Stacked Gift Box christmas Ornaments - red and black themed Christmas ornaments
DIY Gift Bag and Gift Box Christmas Ornaments - red and black themed Christmas ornaments made with scrap wood to look just like miniature CHristmas presents! The perfect little gift to put on the tree!

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