Glittered Monogram Ornament

Posted on December 6, 2012

Hello, dear friends! I have a cute Christmas craft to share with you today! My glittered monogram Christmas ornaments! Christmas ornaments are one of my favorite things about Christmas, I love unwrapping them every year, carefully taking them out of the tissue paper they had been hiding in all year, and hanging them on our tree. There is really no theme to our Christmas tree, I love decorating it with ornaments that hold special memories, and that bring a warm feeling to my heart every time I look at them! I have some vintage ornaments that belonged to my grandmother, some that my mom and mother-in-law have given me over the years and some that I have collected, and I love them all! You could hang these glittered monogram ornaments on your tree, make them as gifts, or embellish wrapped presents with them!


Printed/drawn monogram
Modpodge (and paintbrush) or glue
Ribbon (thick for bow, medium for hanging ornament, and thin for attaching little ornaments)
Two small ornaments
Hot glue

1. First, trace your monogram onto a piece of thick cardboard, then cut it out. Cover it with an even layer of modpodge or glue and sprinkle it with glitter so the whole thing is covered in it. Shake the excess glitter off, then let it dry completely.


2. While it is drying, make a bow out of the thick ribbon. Once the monogram is dry, attach the bow to the top of it using hot glue. Then, using the medium ribbon, make a loop for the hanging part of the ornament and glue it to the back.


3. Attach the two little ornaments by threading some thin ribbon through them, then sticking them right under the bow using hot glue. Let all the glue dry completely, then hang on your tree!


Happy Christmas Crafting, Everyone!

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  • Amy of While Wearing Heels December 6, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I love everything that includes a monogram…and why shouldn’t the Christmas tree. This is perfect in every way!

    • Maria December 6, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      Thanks! I love anything with monograms, too!

    • meghan November 20, 2016 at 11:13 am

      I love this! How did you make the bow?

      • ahomemadeliving November 29, 2016 at 8:57 pm

        Thanks, Meghan! So I think I simply made a loop for the top part, then cut one piece for the bottom part, and put the two together with the center piece — not sure how good of a description that is lol, but that’s sort of how I made it!

  • Joanne DiPalo December 6, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Hi Maria, Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting. I love your ornament and pinned it. It’s so easy to make I think I’ll make one for my daughters.

    I’m a new follower.
    Happy Holiday,
    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

    • Maria December 6, 2012 at 9:11 pm

      Thanks, Joanne!

  • Diana - FreeStyleMama December 6, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Very pretty! Great idea!

    • Maria December 6, 2012 at 9:11 pm

      Thanks, Diana!

  • Gretchen December 6, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    That turned out great :). I love the little red and gold balls hanging down!

    • Maria December 6, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      Thanks so much, Gretchen!

  • Jillian @ Hi! It's Jilly December 6, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Aah! That is so cute! They would be great neighbor or sibling gifts, too!

    Hi! It’s Jilly

    • Maria December 6, 2012 at 9:43 pm

      Thanks so much, Jillian! Hope you have a great weekend!

  • The Mandatory Mooch December 7, 2012 at 11:02 am

    What a fun ornament, Maria!! I would love for you to link this post to my Tasty Thursdays linky party going on right now. Thanks, Nichi

  • Dixie n Dottie December 7, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    This is beautiful! Would love if you’d join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Happy weekend! 🙂

  • christine December 7, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    That is ADORABLE! I may just have to make some of my own 😉

  • elizabeth December 7, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Clever idea! Thanks for sharing. Thanks also for your kind comment on my Christmas centerpiece.

  • Shelley December 10, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I love this Maria! My tree needs one of these!! They would also make such wonderful DIY gifts!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

    Visiting you today from the Made By You Monday Link Party!


  • Danielle Wagasky December 14, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    You were featured today on Blissful and Domestic. Stop by and snag a button:>

  • Ann Marschuetz October 19, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    On your initial / monogrammed( one letter) ornament with the red and green ribbon, could you please tell me if you remember where you purchased your ribbon?

  • ann marschuetz October 20, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Please tell me where you got that darling checked red and green ribbon on the ornament!
    Ann Marschuetz

    • ahomemadeliving October 30, 2015 at 5:08 pm

      Hi Ann! Unfortunately, I don’t know where the ribbon was from, as I got it from my mom! She knows how much I love craft supplies and ribbon in particular, so whenever she sees cute things like this she gets them from me! But I would imagine you could find a similar one at any craft store!

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  • Caerole Williams November 4, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    How large are the monagram letters on your glittered monagram ornament. I would like to make it as a gift for my neighbors. I could not find the pattern. So cute! Thank you.

    • ahomemadeliving November 7, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      Hi Carole! Mine were about 3″ tall, but you could really make them any size! Happy crafting! 🙂

  • Terri November 25, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Did you do anything to finish off the edges ?

    • ahomemadeliving November 29, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      Hi Terri! I didn’t, but you could definitely use some modpodge or glue on the edges and cover them with glitter!

  • Erin December 2, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Where did you find the mini ornaments?

    • ahomemadeliving December 3, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      Hi Erin! I believe they were from a craft store… that size is often hard to find!

  • Deborah Armstrong December 7, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Hi Maria, I love your Glittered Monogram Ornament idea! I have seen some big monogram letters at Walmart, I might get one and try your idea as a door hanger. I bet it would work! I will let you know when I try it how it turns out. I’m just a crafter that makes things for myself and my family and friends. Thanks for sharing this idea. I found it on Pinterest.

    • ahomemadeliving December 11, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      Hi Deborah! Thanks so much for the comment! Glad you like the idea, hope you have fun with all your holiday crafting! 🙂

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    I can get an idea as a door hanger and try your idea. I bet it will work! When I try, I’ll tell you how it turned out. I would like to make it a gift for my neighbors. I could not find the sample. I want to link my delicious Thursday party to this post.

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