Christmas Tree Napkin Ring

Make Christmas tree napkin rings for your holiday table. #svg #freesvg #papertemplate

These are festive quick and easy Christmas Tree napkin rings. They will add a touch of Christmas color to your table decor. With just a few materials you can have a table setting full of them in no time. What a great project to get the family or the children involved in crafting. I used a personal cutting machine but I have included a template to use for cutting out by hand as well.



this is the free pdf template


cut shapes
cut shapes

Using a cutting Machine:

Load the SVG file and cut each shape from the appropriate colored paper. Cut as many as you need for your table.

Using the template and scissors:

Cut the appropriate shapes from the corresponding colors. Cut as many as you need for your table. 

fitting together
fitting the napkin ring together

Take the green napkin ring shape and slide the tree halves together. This will make a round napkin ring and a complete tree. Adjust the shape as needed to work with your napkins. 

add the star

Use a Glue Dot and adhere the gold star to the top of each Christmas Tree. 

Insert the napkins and they are finished and ready to place on your Christmas dining table. 

finished project

This post is a part of Craft Lightning Holiday craft challenge. Each crafter is challenged to create a December holiday craft that takes 15 minutes or less to create (excludes drying time). The challenge runs from November 5 – 9. Each day, eight new crafters present a holiday craft creation. These projects are featured on Made in Crafts, The Country Chic Cottage, and 30 Minute Crafts. (links are in the above graphic) Remember to visit each day to see the new set of crafty creations.

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(this post is updated from 2017)

Making a Paper Ornament

Make a paper ornament with a free SVG file and cardstock from CutCardStock.

with CutCardStock

finished ornament

It is so fun to craft for the holidays. This ornament is a beautiful addition to your tree but would also make a great hostess gift for those holiday parties you are invited to attend. You could stylize the surface design to suit the receiver.

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card stock

The card stock used for the ornament is Bonsai and is weighted at 80# cover. CutCardStock has a ton of different colors to choose from.

finished texture

I chose to create a visual texture on the surface of the cardstock. I began by stamping, then color smooshing, and finally ended by spraying with DIY shimmer spray.

Make sure the cardstock is completely dry before cutting. Set the red line to score, and the black shape to cut.

I cut nine ornament shapes from the 8.5″ x 11″ page. Each piece then got folded in half along the score line.

Video Tutorial:

The ornament SVG can be downloaded for free from the store [Ornament]


The pieces were glued together with twine added for hanging. A pearl bead was added to the top and a DIY tassel to the bottom for embellishment.


You can find this SVG file to purchase in the store if you are looking for additional ornament shapes. [ornaments]

Making a Napkin Wrapped Candle

Make a festive holiday decor with a napkin wrapped candle.

wrapped candle

When I saw this napkin at the Dollar Tree, I knew I wanted to use it with some kind of candle craft. I love this technique for making a festive candle for your Christmas decor. But, depending on the design of your napkin, you can do this any time of the year or for any season.

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  • parchment paper
  • napkin
  • candle
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • heat gun

Most of the items I used were found at the Dollar Tree making this a very affordable and economical craft. The only item not shown in the photo above is the heat gun.

Video Tutorial:

Here is a close-up of the finished candle. You can see how the melted wax has integrated the napkin with the candle.

  • while this project was made for decorative purposes, if you choose to light the candle, do not leave it unattended.

DIY Filled Ornament Gift

Make your own diy filled ornament that is great for gift giving.

with Gwen Studios


Make a two-fold gift for holiday giving with this Christmas Ornament. It’s an ornament to hang on your tree and you fill it with a special treat. Anyone would love to receive this special gift. All the beautiful ribbons are from Gwen Studios and can be easily found at your local Walmart store.

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  • scissors
  • cardstock
  • Zyron sticker maker
  • Ribbons from Gwen Studios
  • clear ornament
  • Christmas medallion

This Christmas Tree ribbon is amazing, I have never seen anything like it. Gwen Studios has a variety of different patterns of die-cut ribbon available. It is cut really well but because of the small pieces, you may need to remove some from the design to gain the full effect.

photo credit: J. McGuffee

Check out the display of Gwen Studios die-cut ribbons at Walmart. There are trees, snowflakes, gingerbread men, ornaments, deer, and more.

I ran both the tree and red ribbon through a Zyron sticker maker and stacked them together before I wrapped my ornament with them. Now I am adding the double bow and Christmas medallion to the ornament with a bit of Fabri-Tac glue.

Don’t forget to fill the ornament and attach the gift tag that coordinates. I filled mine with candies but bath salts or hot cocoa would be nice as well. Just personalize the filling to your recipient.

The complete video tutorial can be viewed below:

Video Tutorial:

The filled and finished ornament is ready to gift. It would be great to make a few of these to have on hand for last-minute gift-giving.

christmas inchies

And if you would like the printable to make the Christmas embellishment, you can find the inchies printable here: [Christmas inchies]

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Christmas in July – Recycled Ornament

With the temperature outside reaching close to 100 degrees, it is really hard to be creative with a Christmas theme. But, for Christmas in July, a blog hop with the Creative Crafters, I made a recycled Christmas Ornament. The ornament is made from pull tabs from soda cans. 


  • Hot glue
  • Hot glue gun
  • pull tabs
  • beads
  • thread
  • needle


I have to apologize, I was so busy trying to figure this out, I didn’t take photos. I will try to walk you through the steps with my words.

To begin, I drew a circle on a scrap piece of paper. Then I laid out the soda tabs around the circle (as pictured above). 

Using hot glue, I glued the second layer of soda tabs onto the original circle. This time I staggered their placement.

Next, I threaded an embroidery needle with a green cord. I sewed it in and out around the soda tabs. 

In the second round of sewing, I added a bead. Then I joined the cord and made a loop for hanging. 

The hot glue doesn’t fully hold the soda tabs long-term. This is why I added the cord. 

Having finished, I would have liked to have red beads in the right size for this project. I would also like to add some ribbon or a floral pik, center top. 

Check out the other projects made for this Christmas in July blog hop. After the 17th, feel free to add your own Christmas in July project to the hop. The link-up will be open until the 22nd.