Make it a handmade holiday with DIY craft ornaments

Get festive and handmade this holiday season by adding some DIY to your decorating!


The whole family can have fun creating and customizing these fun craft ornaments!


This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx on behalf of JoAnn. All ideas and opinions expressed are my own.


These DIY craft ornaments from JoAnn Stores are the perfect way to add some handmade elements to your tree!

JoAnn Stores  has all the supplies your family needs to help kickstart your holiday season with fun and easy DIY projects!



Make it a DIY holiday season with the family

Ever since I can remember, my girls have over the years provided me with DIY gifts and ornaments that they made during their time in school. For me, these were the most precious gifts; especially the ornaments since we still to this day add them every year to our Christmas tree! This is a puzzle piece ornament that my youngest daughter made for my husband and I back when she was in the second grade!



If you’ve been following me for awhile, then you know that I’m no stranger to DIY projects.  From recycled wood projects, to Montessori activities for kids, to photo holders, I love creating projects and the feeling of accomplishment when I’ve completed a project! DIY projects allow you to add some of your personality and creativity to them that you may not get when you purchase an item from a store.

For me, this is the perfect year to make it a DIY one; with JoAnn Stores by your side. From crafts, to decorations, to fabric, they are your go to place for you and your family to gather supplies for all of your DIY projects!



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DIY Twisted Paper craft ornaments

JoAnn Stores has all you  need to create your own DIY craft ornaments! Simply visit your local store or visit their app to get all the necessary supplies.

Supplies needed:

  • cardstock in assorted colors and patterns
  • craft scissors
  • plastic ornaments
  • hot glue gun
  • hot glue sticks
  • spray bottles


Step 1:

Choose your paper combination from the paper selection


Step 2:

Using your craft scissors, cut the paper into one inch strips


Step 3:

Fill your spray bottle with water. One at a time, take your paper strips and spray them with water. Not too much water, just enough to dampen the paper



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Step 4:

Twist each paper strip, being careful not to rip or tear the paper strips


Step 5:

Using your hot glue gun, glue each twisted paper strip onto your ornament. Try to cover the ornament entirely so that you do not see any of the ornament underneath



Step 6:

Continue to glue the twisted paper slips onto the entire ornament until complete. There you have it…a twisted paper ornament!

Turn this…

Into this…



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In the end

This was a fun and pretty easy DIY project and I love the way it turned out! This ornament will make it’s way into part of our yearly decorating, and become a special part of our family that represents the trying year that we have all survived. It surely has not been an easy one, but I can look back on this ornament in years to come and it will remind my family and I how we were able to overcome a tough time in our lives by relying, helping and supporting one another!




Give the DIY Twisted Paper craft ornament a try and share with me how it turned out in the comments! I can’t wait to hear about you and your families experiences, and hope that creating DIY ornaments with JoAnn Stores will be your new family tradition!



Be sure to check out all of the amazing DIY supplies that JoAnn Stores offers!



Have the happiest of holidays and happy crafting!

Anitra J.



  1. What fun! My tween would love this Christmas ornament project! Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. These are so easy and fun to do and looks superb. I loved the idea of making Christmas ornament from the puzzle pieces. I loved it.

  3. My daughter is obsessed with Christmas ornaments! We made four this year but none this cool! We will be making one of these next!

  4. I love super easy diy ideas like these. Love the idea of twisting paper to make an ornament.

  5. Looks like so much fun, we can not wait to try!

  6. This is adoreable! I loved DIY decorations as a kid.

  7. Forever My Little Moon says:

    I love how simple and cute this is! I may have to try one with my daughter!

  8. What a beautiful Christmas ornament! And so simple – love this kind of craft.

  9. Looks amazing….lovely😍😍

  10. I love all of these! We’ll be trying them out.

  11. I love the twisted paper ornaments! This is something I will definitely try with my kids this December 🙂

  12. This seems so easy and adorable!! Great idea.

  13. Patricia Chamberlain says:

    I love JoAnn’s. I always find a thing or five to buy when I visit. These crafts are all super cute!

  14. Rachel says:

    Very cute and cab be customized so many ways.

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