Christmas in January - 12 Months of Christmas Ornaments

18 January

Welcome to the 12 Months of Christmas Ornaments series!


Every year it seems like time flies by and before you know it, Christmas has come and gone.


There's so much to do with shopping, baking, wrapping, etc., that every year I don't make it through all the projects I wanted to do.


But why not keep making them?


We are starting with Christmas in January! 


Christmas in January - 12 Months of Christmas Ornaments

Christmas in January - 12 Months of Christmas Ornaments

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Each month, we'll recreate a retro, old-school Christmas ornament... the kinds we used to see on our childhood trees! Just think, if you make even just 2 of each ornament, at the end of the year you'll have 24 new ornaments for your tree!


I'll share a video tutorial along with a written tutorial. I'd love it if you'd join in and make these with me! 


I'll have a thread on my Facebook page where we can all share our finished ornaments so be sure to like and follow there. If you are not on Facebook, you can send me pictures of your ornaments if you'd like.


Supply List
  • Christmas-themed or colored scrapbook paper (scraps are fine)
  • Christmas cards (there are lots of vintage cards on Etsy HERE and eBay HERE)
  • Toothpicks - 12 per ornament (round or square)
  • E-6000 glue (or regular craft glue)
  • White glue or glue stick
  • Scissors, a pencil, and a ruler
  • Ribbon/thread/twine (to hang your ornament)
  • Additional add-ons (optional)


Christmas in January - 12 Months of Christmas Ornaments


Here is the video tutorial, I hope you enjoy it! (Directions are also in the print form below).



Step One - Cut out a template


Use the ruler and a pencil to draw and cut out a little template to use to make your ornaments. Measurements are 2 1/2" across the bottom, 1 3/4" on each side, and 2 1/8" on the peak sides.


Christmas in January - 12 Months of Christmas Ornaments



Step Two - Cut out the ornament pieces


Use the template you made to trace and cut out a section of your card and a matching piece from coordinating scrapbook paper.



Christmas in January - 12 Months of Christmas Ornaments

Christmas in January - 12 Months of Christmas Ornaments

Christmas in January - 12 Months of Christmas Ornaments


Step Three - Glue the pieces together


Glue these two pieces together. White craft or school glue or a glue stick will work. (NOTE: if your chosen card is thicker cardstock paper, you can skip this step if desired).


Christmas in January - 12 Months of Christmas Ornaments


Step Four - Add the toothpick frame


Put a dab of glue on each end of your toothpicks and begin building the house-shaped frame. Layer the end of each toothpick over the other for a log cabin effect.


Christmas in January - 12 Months of Christmas Ornaments

Christmas in January - 12 Months of Christmas Ornaments



Use three toothpicks on each side of the peak and two on the sides and the bottom.



Christmas in January - 12 Months of Christmas Ornaments



Step Five - Allow dry time, then add embellishments


Once you get all twelve toothpicks added, leave it to dry overnight. You can then add additional elements if you desire (this is nice if your card is rather plain).


On this one, I added a little plastic mouse so it looks like Santa is telling even the mouse to be quiet 😁


Christmas in January - 12 Months of Christmas Ornaments

Christmas in January - 12 Months of Christmas Ornaments


I added some greenery to the corner of the bluebird ornament.


Christmas in January - 12 Months of Christmas Ornaments

Christmas in January - 12 Months of Christmas Ornaments


This is the back, don't forget to sign and date your ornaments for future reminiscing!! 😉




Christmas in January - 12 Months of Christmas Ornaments


This one got a little wreath.


Christmas in January - 12 Months of Christmas Ornaments


This one is actually the other half of the Santa card and I added a vintage gummed candy cane sticker and glittery plastic candy cane and holly leaves.


Christmas in January - 12 Months of Christmas Ornaments


I love how these look next to each other.


Christmas in January - 12 Months of Christmas Ornaments

Christmas in January - 12 Months of Christmas Ornaments


Don't forget to share your finished ornaments on the Facebook thread!


Christmas in January - 12 Months of Christmas Ornaments


I hope that you enjoyed this project. If you did, I'd love it if you'd share it, and be sure to join in for Christmas in February!


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Christmas in January - 12 Months of Christmas Ornaments


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  1. These are so cute! The extra embellishments really takes them to a new level—I love Santa and the little mouse! 🥰
    Now I’m going to watch your video too.

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    1. Thank you!! I hope you'll try making some too :)

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  2. What a great idea to keep the Christmas ideas flowing all year long. These ornaments are ADORABLE, especially how you've embellished them. I can't wait to see what you have in store for Christmas in February!

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    1. Thanks Marie! I hope you'll join in one month, I'd love to see your take on the ornaments!

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