DIY: Christmas In-A-Word Ornaments

Good morning!

Yesterday, I showed you my take on a Melted Snowman ornament.  Today, we are heading in a different direction.

It is all about what Christmas means… in a single word.

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I started out by coming up with words that “mean” Christmas to me.  Once I put pen to paper, I came up with many.  Too many.  I only needed twelve.

Here are the twelve that made the cut (no pun intended) -


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I wanted a natural look so I chose Kraft paper.  (You may have realized by now that I love simple, brown paper.)

Anyhoo, I typed my word out like so:


Christmas In A Word DIY Ornament By Turnstyle Vogue


I used Joyful Juliana font, size 20 and printed it on the back as well.  That is key.

In order to get it to match up on the back, be sure to align your words the same distance from the top-bottom and left-right margins so that it is a mirror image when you flip the paper over to print. 

It is important to do this step so that when the little pieces flip over inside the ornament, there are no blanks!

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I used my paper cutter to cut the pieces to size and just slipped them in basic clear, glass ornaments that you can find at the craft store. 

ONE single word per ornament – not mixed!

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Just a another fun way to decorate your tree.

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Even with the brown Kraft paper, they still have beauty. 

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And meaning.

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Be inspired,


BLOG NOTE:  Through the holiday season, Turnstyle Vogue will be posting each day.  Yep – 7 days a week of holiday DIY, tips, thoughts and some furniture thrown in here and there.  Please be sure to stop by and say hi – or share your own!


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Thrifty Decor Chick – First Monday of Every Month

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My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Elizabeth & Co.
Not Just A Housewife
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
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From My Front Porch To Yours
The Brambleberry Cottage
No Minimalist Here – Open House Party
My Repurposed Life
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Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
house of hepworths 
36th avenue


Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Tater Tots and Jello
stuff and nonsense


Funky Junk Interiors
The DIY Showoff
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Sisters of the Wild West – Sister Sunday Link Party
Nifty Thrifty Things
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  1. What a clever idea and so pretty!

  2. Brenda J. M says:

    I pinned these. Just love the simple beauty of them and the rustic appeal.
    Such a great idea!
    Cheers, from Oshawa Ont.

  3. So love this Shari….they are simple, yet so exquisite!!!

  4. You inspired me again. I could take this idea and make a memory ornament for each of my kids by putting in words that pertain to them. SO pinning it to remind me to do it.


  5. This fantastic and it is what Christmas means to me too. I love all the cards and inspiration.


  6. Simply adorable…and meaningful. I love them!

  7. This is a fun idea, there are so many possibilites – thanks for sharing! Take care, Laura

  8. Simply beautiful. Pinning! :)

  9. What a great idea! They look so elegant. Pinning for sure!

  10. Lovely! What a great idea!

  11. These are so pretty. I love the brown ribbon and how you photographed them against the white fur. So pretty!


  12. I love these and that brown paper is perfect :)

  13. Simply fantastic. I just love these cuties. What great little gifts they make as well.

  14. These are beautiful Shari and your photography is stunning :) It really makes them come alive!

  15. what a great idea! I love this. I am featuring in my weekly wow’s on Sunday.

  16. This is such a great project for kids. My daughters would love it :)

  17. Joan the KNitter says:

    Where did you purchase the ornaments – at a craft shop? Thanks. I love the idea.

  18. So cute! I definitely want to try these. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

    Visiting from Debbiedoo’s party.

    Have a great day.

  19. What a cute idea!

  20. Love this idea! pinning now! laura

  21. This not only is an adorable idea but it looks stylish and vintage :) Love! I am thinking about doing something similar as gifts for my friends. Great idea!

  22. These are so pretty! I love the brown kraft paper.

  23. Very cute!!! Love those!

  24. Great idea, they are so pretty!

  25. pinned these… adorable and sooo simple too!
    Happy Holidays!

  26. I love your sweet ornaments! They are simple yet have a lot of meaning! They would make great gifts!

  27. I love your beautiful decorations, what a wonderful idea! I’ve got this linked to my Christmas ball ornaments post too today – happy holidays!

  28. Cute idea!! Love it!!


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