Joy to the World Ornament
One of the best parts of the holidays is decorating the tree. While I love having a stylish tree that represents our taste, I love having ornaments that remind me of where we’ve been, how we’ve grown, and what we hope for in the year ahead.
So we have the store-bought ornaments but, alongside them, we have homemade ones and handmade ones from our travels.
I decided to create a PRINTABLE for this modern ornament that represents my sentiment for the entire world. It’s a favorite holiday mantra and I think everyone deserves to be joyful. Made with just a few things from the craft store, HP photo paper, and an HP printer.
Things You Will Need:
- Clear Glass Ornaments
- HP Printer
- HP Photo Paper
- 1 piece of HP Paper
- Ornament Flakes
- Thin Ribbons to Hang
Pick a Color
You can use a more neutral color, like silver for the ornament flakes or match the color with the heart. Either way, you know that it will turn out great, and now you got options!
The first thing is first, pick your color.
You’ll need 4 x 6 in. HP photo paper, set up your printer settings to print on this size of photo paper. Adjust the printer arms and load the photo paper. Print off the color that you want and use the scissors to cut it out.
Don’t have a funnel? No worries! Use a piece of HP paper to make a makeshift funnel. All you need to do is hold the paper horizontally and bring bottom corners to the center until the paper becomes a cone.
Staple both sides together and there you have it, a quick funnel if you don’t have one handy! A girl’s gotta do, what she’s gotta do, right?
Fill ‘Er Up
With the funnel, I filled the ornaments about 1/4 of the way. By doing this, you can see the color but, it doesn’t cover up the writing in the front. You can add more later but, I will tell you more about that in a bit. Softly shake them side to side to level them out.
Roll and Insert
Now all you need to do is take the ornament printable, roll it up as tight as you can and insert it into the ornament. It should come unrolled and then you can adjust it with the tweezers.
Just be very careful as the ornament is very fragile and you don’t want to poke a hole in the printable.
Use your finger to gently press it towards the front of the ornament. Now you can add more ornament flakes to the back to make it look fuller and more colorful.
Add the ribbon onto the top of the ornament and tie the prettiest bow you can!
Share It with The World
Voila! Now you have a Joy to the World ornament to add to the tree. Hang it on your tree or you can gift it to someone special. It is perfect for an ornament exchange or gift for a friend or family member.
I love how it looks on the tree and it really catches the eye. It’s a great reminder to be joyful because after all, ’tis the season!
We love seeing the girls grow and each year we try to get something personalized to put on the tree. Whether it is something they make or one with a picture of them.
I used the same concept and picked a picture of them of this year, made it black and white, and into a circle. I used the same process and out came these pretty picture ornaments.
Never Run Out
The holidays are a great time to get creative and use things you already have in your house. Whether it’s a thoughtful gift like Hot Chocolate for Two or if you are in a pinch and need to print out greeting cards or Christmas cards.
With an HP Instant Ink subscription, you’ll never have the issue of running out of ink while you are tackling a project or the inconvenience of having to run out to the store to get more.
How Does It Work?
Your printer will let HP know when you’re running out of ink and then HP will send ink cartridges right to your door. So forget running out to get more, it’ll be there when you need it.
Make sure you head over to HP Instant Ink to get more information or to sign up for a subscription, that way you will never run out of ink and have it when you need it!
Will you make this DIY joy to the world ornament?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.