Written by Kathleen Ballos of  Snowdrop & Co

Even though we haven’t set up our Christmas tree yet, that hasn’t stopped me from crafting some ornaments ahead of time! These gem ornaments are super simple to make— plus, they have a secret compartment for candies and holiday treats! Check local packaging stores (or jewelry-packaging sites online) to track down plastic boxes and keep reading to see how to turn them into colorful ornaments for the holidays!

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Click through for step-by-step instructions … 

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Supplies:
• Colored ribbon
• Tape (or hot glue gun)
• Clear plastic jewelry boxes
• Paint (spray or acrylic)

DIY Gem Christmas Ornaments | Julep

Steps:

1. Using acrylic or spray paint, paint the inside of your plastic jewelry boxes and let dry.

2. Cut a strip of ribbon and tape onto the gem box into a loop.

3. Fill your ornaments with candies or treats!

4. Hang on your tree.

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More Holiday Ornament DIYs:
• Marbled Clay Christmas Ornaments
• Fabric-Covered Christmas Tree Ornaments
• Retro Painted Ornaments
• Scandinavian-Inspired Clay Ornaments

More from Minted:
• Christmas Photo Cards
• Holiday Photo Cards
• Non-Photo Holiday Cards

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