Organza Handmade Christmas Tree Ornament ~ A simple to make gorgeous tree ornament made from organza fabric, silk flower, wire edge ribbon and a mason jar ring!
I love crafts that are super easy to make and result in a fabulous looking product! This Organza Handmade Christmas Tree Ornament is exactly that!
Adults or children with a bit of guidance can make this ornament in about fifteen minutes. You can make several to hang on your tree in about an hour. I have put together a step-by-step photo tutorial to make it easy for you to make your own!
Why I Named It Organza Handmade Christmas Tree Ornament
I love the look of and working with organza! There are lots of pretty Christmas prints available now and it isn’t that expensive. I chose a fabric with a gold poinsettia and holly pattern on it. I also could have chosen from a really pretty silver snowflake pattern or a solid colour would look really pretty too. I like to work with organza because it’s easy to cut and it doesn’t fray which is really important with this project. It also has a bit of stretch making it easy to gather it at the top creating a relatively snug look. As a matter of fact, I just love saying the word ‘organza’. It has a really neat ring to it!
What Is The Unexpected Repurposed Item In This Organza Handmade Christmas Tree Ornament?
The unexpected repurposed item is a Mason jar ring! I have so many and several of them have seen better days. I just pulled out half a dozen from my stash that were a little faded and dented from being reused over the years. It doesn’t matter what the Mason jar ring looks like because you are covering it up with ribbon.
What Are Some Cost Saving Tips For This Organza Handmade Christmas Tree Ornament?
First of all, it isn’t a really expensive project but it is nice to save money. You don’t need a lot of organza fabric for each ornament so ½ yard/metre goes a long way. I bought the bunch of gold poinsettias for 50% off at Michaels. I used a small wire cutter to cut off one flower for each ornament. A poinsettia flower doesn’t have to be the embellishment. You can use a different flower or anything Christmassy like little Christmas balls or bells that you might have in your craft stash. I also bought the ribbon for half price but I have also seen it at the dollar store. I made samples with wired edge ribbon and non-wired edge ribbon and both types worked very well for this project.
Now that I have given a bit of background information about how easy and inexpensive this project is to make let’s get started with the photo-tutorial…
Materials For One Organza Handmade Christmas Tree Ornament
- Mason jar ring
- one strip of 7/8 in (2.2 cm) wide ribbon that is 60 in. (1.5 metres) long
- another strip of the same or coordinating ribbon about 25 in (64 cm) long
- about 8 in (20 cm) of thread or embroidery floss
- piece of organza fabric about 15” x 12 “ (38 cm x 30 cm)
- 1 small strong elastic
- 1 cut silk poinsettia flower with a bit of stem remaining (or one of your choice)
- measuring tape
Instructions For One Organza Handmade Christmas Tree Ornament
Wrap the ribbon evenly around the Mason jar ring. It works best to start at the middle of the ribbon and alternate wrapping both sides around the middle.
Securely tie the two ends together where they meet and cut off the extra ribbon.
Attach the thread or floss to make a loop where you tied the two ends together. This is how the ornament will be hung on the Christmas tree. I used a pretty gold thread that is usually used for hand quilting.
Fold the organza fabric in half lengthwise and slip the Mason jar ring inside in the middle resting on the fold.
Sweep the fabric from the sides up to the top of the ring where the ribbon ends were previously tied. Secure everything tightly with elastic.
Gently pull the fabric up through the elastic to reduce any bunching that may still be there.
Trim the extra fabric by cutting straight across. Be sure to pull the thread away that you are going to use for hanging the ornament.
Slip the small stem of the silk poinsettia flower into the elastic as shown in the photograph.
Tie the smaller strip of ribbon around the elastic and make it into a bow. Trim the ends. This ribbon nicely covers the elastic and further secures the fabric and the poinsettia flower.
Finish off by fluffing the bow and the fabric to your liking! Now you are done!
Here’s a variation of the same ornament. I think this looks quite pretty too without the fabric.
Here it is hanging on the Christmas Tree. We have an artificial pre-lit one that I share how I decorate it in How To Decorate A Christmas Tree: Step-By-Step Photo Tutorial.
I would love to hear what you ideas for making your own organza handmade Christmas tree ornaments. There are so many possibilities with the different fabrics, ribbons and embellishments.
By the way, there is one more thing that I love about this project. Not only does it look fabulous but also it is non-messy and non-fussy. You didn’t have to get out the glue gun or hammer and nails and it was quick to clean up. I do confess that I did have to sweep up some of the glitter from the ribbon afterwards. You will notice that the gold flecks started to show up in the photographs too!
That is totally my kind of project!