DIY Joy to The World Ornament
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
I made this cute and simple PRINTABLE in a teal, it is our color of choice for our decor and tree. But, I made it in Black, Grey, Pink, Purple, Red and Green and of course, TEAL for you guys!
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. 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.
This is a great Joy To The World ornament. I have one tree that has all the ornaments we've collected in our travels and all the ones that the kids made at school. It's my favorite tree because of all the memories and smiles it evokes.
So very true!
So cute! I love to have handmade ornaments on my tree. It makes it special when we set up the tree and talk about the person that made it, and how important they are in our lives.
Great to look back on!
I love how easy these are to make! I know my family would love ornaments with the photos of the kids in them.
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They make great gifts!
I love this! How cute, how personal, how HOLIDAY. I am always looking for new ways to personalize our experience and ornaments are perfect. Thank you so much for sharing this great idea.
My pleasure, enjoy!
My pleasure, enjoy!
That's such a cute idea for a DIY ornament. I need to pick up some of the empty ornaments this weekend so the kids can make some while they are out of school for Christmas holiday.
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They will have fun!
Oh this is so sweet. I love ornaments that hold memories like this. That's a great printable!
I love the picture ornaments! We actually have a whole pile of snap together clear ornaments that I need to do something with. I think I'm gonna print some photos of the kids and make them some keepsake ornaments like that.
Very pretty and fun that you made it. I love that teal color for Christmas decor. It is so nice.
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Wow! I like the idea of adding a message to decorations. I hope to finish a project like this.
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That is beautiful. I like the color in the bottom and how you can customize it for anyone.
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That is such a cute and creative idea! I love the word too 😀 Happy Holidays!
I love photo ornaments! I didn't realize that they would be this easy to make – I will definitely have to try these out.
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What a great idea, I love homemade ornaments
What a lovely craft idea, I love the joy to the world ornaments, I cant wait to make this and put it on the family tree 🙂 Thank you for sharing!!
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Oh wow…at first glance, I did not know that was a printable inside of the ornament. I seriously thought that it was something commercial. That looks good! Love the way the ornaments came out.
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Thanks so much! Those are very kind words.
What a brilliant idea! Never thought of making personalized ornaments via my comp. Babushka will now go to past pics and make one for each year of the Grands. What a wonderful gift for everyone!! For me to relive those moments and put a little grandma love in each one, and for The Trio who will love the ornaments. Gonna pin this one right now!!
I agree, thanks for pinning!
What a great idea – I buy at least one new tree ornament every year – I love keepsakes. This is lovely. Kaz
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Thanks so much!
What a neat idea,will make one with the grandkids photo thanks
Super sweet! And excellent message too – lots of love goes into home-made ornaments 🙂
I have made my own ornaments. I did ones with my kids' photos last year.
They are great memories!
This would be a super gift for our daughters to make for their friends! Thanks for the idea 🙂
I have a whole bunch of these ornaments i bought last year after the holidays for just pennies each thanks for the neat idea,maybe the kids can personalize some for their friends
They are so simple and make great gifts!