A video tutorial: 5 Christmas ornaments in 5 minutes!

Thank you for helping me plan our Christmas craft line up. You asked for inspiration to make Christmas ornaments, holiday topiaries, and of course, Christmas wreaths. (Jeannie won our prize package; please contact me with your mailing address.) We’ll start with making Christmas ornaments this week, and I think you’ll love our “Five Ornaments in Five Minutes” video tutorial. If you have just five minutes, please watch while Candie Cooper shows you how to make five of our most popular ornaments.

This is a great video! In just five minutes, it shows you hw to make five different ornaments. CraftsnCoffee.com

If you have just five minutes, you can learn how to make these five ornaments.

What’s not to like about making Christmas ornaments? They’re fast and oftentimes thrifty, and they make great gifts, too. Candie demonstrates how to make ornaments using materials you probably already have on hand – fabrics, paper, ribbons and buttons. I am a fan of the crisp, red & white color combination, but of course, you can change it up to include what you have on hand.

How to make ornaments

The button ornament Candie demonstrates is primarily white with a few red accents.

Make a button ornament

Follow the technique shown in the video and use the buttons you already have on hand, or match the colors to your holiday decorating scheme. We made this version with an all-red palette.

Make fabric ornaments

Patty Schaffer chose a sparkly red fabric for her ornament.

How to make a fabric ornament

Rebekah Meier created a version in creamy fabrics.

You’ll also find the step-by-step instructions and patterns for each of these ornaments on StyrofoamCrafts.com:

Paper Punch Flower Ornament

Red & White Keepsake Button Ornament

Sparkly Red Fabric Ornament

Red & White Ribbon Ornament

Folded Paper Pineapple Ornament

And now, here’s Candie:

Happy Christmas crafting!


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26 Responses to A video tutorial: 5 Christmas ornaments in 5 minutes!

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  2. Riya abulais says:


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  5. Cecilia says:

    Love the ornaments and will do over thanksgiving with family members… Question, what size flower craft punch was used for the 4″ styrofoam ball and what size were the pins? I am trying to gather all the things I need before I travel… Thank you!!!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! Patty Schaffer made this pretty ornament, and she used a Fiskars flower punch that’s 1″ across, and the red, pearl head pins are 1.5″ long. I hope you’ll send us photos of your Thanksgiving crafts — I’d love to see your family’s ornaments. (I’m planning a Thanksgiving craft activity, too!). Happy crafting! Sharon

  6. Teri Cotham says:

    The link to Dow for the patterns isn’t working. Is there someplace I can get the pattern for the fabric ornament? They are lovely.

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you so much for letting me know! I believe I have the links all fixed. Please let me know if you need anything else. Thank you for visiting and happy crafting! Sharon

      • Claudia Cifuentes says:

        Hi Sharon, I can´t download the pattern, you know if the link is already? Thank you!

      • Sharon says:

        Hi Claudia, Can you tell me please which pattern you need? The post links to the instructional video, but it doesn’t include any pattern links? If you’ll provide me with a few more details, I’ll see if I can help you figure it out. Thank you! Sharon

  7. Beth says:

    Hi, I was wondering where I could buy a bulk number of the red pearl pins for the gorgeous flower ornament. Thank you so much for the great ideas-I’m sure they will be a hit with the family.

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Beth, Thanks so much for stopping in, and I’m so glad you like the ornament. I’m not sure where the pins were purchased, but most likely one of the chains — Jo-Anns or Michaels. I don’t have an online source for you, but if you google it, you might find a discounted source. Good luck and happy crafting. Sharon

  8. contadinak says:

    Sorry, I see the great vid above. I had meant to ask about the corrugate pinecones.

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Vivian, We do not have video for that one, so sorry! The corrugated pinecones are assembled in a similar fashion to the pineapple ornaments in the video. For the corrugated ornaments, you use an egg and substitute for the corrugated cardboard circles for the folded fabric or paper. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Happy crafting. Sharon

  9. Johana Moore says:

    Where to find all those buttons….

  10. Ana says:

    I couldn’t watch the video. Can you give the link?
    Thank you!

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  12. baba says:

    Bonjour je trouve les boules jolies pourriez vous me dire ou trouver la perforatrice pour les fleurs merci baba230555@hotmail.com

  13. Karen Whitney says:

    Love the ornaments…and the video too!

    • Sharon says:

      So glad you stopped in and took the time to watch it, Karen. If you are inspired, please post a photo of your creations on our StyroCraft Facebook page. Happy crafting! Sharon

  14. Katiria says:

    Wow I never thought about using fabric for ornaments, I have so many scraps laying around, now I can put them to good use. Let’s see if I can find a spot for them

  15. Lisa Malachinski says:

    What an Inspiring 5 minutes. Thanks.

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