DIY Washi Tape Monogram Ornaments

Each year my three boys and I decorate a special Christmas tree for their playroom that is covered entirely in homemade ornaments. This year they wanted to use washi tape (my favorite crafting supply!) to create personalized monogram ornaments, and I was happy to oblige.

I started by cutting some initials out of a recycled manilla file folder. I used my Silhouette to make quick work of it, but you could easily cut these out with an Xacto knife as well.

Cover the front of your initial with pieces of tape – we used a simple stripe pattern for our ornaments, but I think a patchwork of washi tape would also look really lovely.

Turn your letter over and trim off the excess tape using an Xacto knife.

Easy peasy! You could choose to tape the back side as well at this point, but I left ours blank so that we can record our holiday wishlists and the year on it.

Since I’m a firm believer that glitter, Mod Podge and holiday crafting should go hand-in-hand, I finished my ornaments with a coat of glittery Dimensional Magic which also helps to seal and protect the piece.

Use an awl or any sharp tool that you can get your hands on to punch a small hole or two at the top, add some baker’s twine for hanging, and you’re all set!







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  1. these are adorable!

  2. I saw these over at My Very Educated Mother and I LOVE them! Thanks for the tutorial!

  3. How did it work out cutting these with your Silhouette? What setting did you use? Did you use a certain blade? i really want to try this. Thanks!
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    • Hi Carrie! I used the pre-loaded settings for coverstock. I used the regular blade, and though I can’t remember exactly, I believe the blade depth was a 6-7. It cut like a dream!

  4. Dave Takes says:

    Those are really cute. Have you considered doing an actual monogram like these?

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