This DIY gift box ornament is fun and inexpensive DIY Dollar Tree Christmas ornament craft made with Jenga-like wood blocks and ribbon.
When Christmas starts sneaking up on us, I always find myself wanting to do all kinds of DIY projects for Christmas. They are just so fun to make!
DIY Dollar Tree Christmas ornaments seem to be even more fun. They’re cheap and you can really jazz up a tree that way.
DIY Dollar Tree Christmas Ornaments
While the Dollar Tree has an assortment of already made ornaments for sale, I find it way more fun to use Dollar Tree supplies to make ornaments myself.
There are endless ways to make homemade Christmas ornament using supplies from the Dollar Tree, such as snowman ornaments, popsicle reindeer ornaments, clothespin reindeer ornaments, mason jar lid ornaments, and these beautiful gift box ornaments.
DIY Crafts with Jenga blocks
It might sound a little odd to use Jenga blocks for Christmas ornaments, but you’d be surprised how many fun DIY crafts with Jenga blocks there are! It’s such an easy primary supply and it results in lots of fun.
While we didn’t use actual Jenga blocks for this craft, we used wood blocks from the Dollar Tree’s Tumbling Tower Game, which is basically their travel-size version of the Jenga game.
The Tumbling Tower Game comes with 36 blocks, meaning that you could make up 12 gift box ornaments from the $1 games.
Gift Box Ornament Supplies
- Tumbling Tower Game blocks or Mini Jenga blocks
- black marker
- hot glue gun
- silver sparkly styrofoam balls (optional)
How to Make a DIY Gift Box Ornament
PREPARE BLOCKS: Glue 3 blocks together using a hot glue gun and then paint the tiles white. Use a sharpie marker to outline the edges where they’re glued together.
ADD RIBBON AND BALLS: Tie a ribbon around the blocks to create a wrapped gift appearance and hot glue them into place. Add silver balls in the center, if desired.
HANG: Attach the screw into the center of the top of the block and tie with twine to hang.
What supplies can be found at the Dollar Tree?
The supplies we found at Dollar Tree include:
- Tumbling Tower Game (Jenga style game)
- styrofoam balls
You might be able to find some other supplies at the Dollar Tree as well such as the paint and paintbrush. Always look around and see what else you can snag — they have such a variety of craft goodies.
Don’t miss these other dollar store Christmas craft ideas:
How can I personalize this Christmas ornament?
There are so many ways! You can use a variety of different colored paint, ribbon, or find more complimentary charms to add. Get creative and see what you can come up with.
Is there an alternative to hot glue I can use?
Yes! Hot glue is a very strong option, ideal for projects like these but you can also use any other glue appropriate for wood for this project.
Can I use something else besides Jenga blocks?
We used blocks from the Tumbling Tower Game from Dollar Tree for this project. I would recommend you use them as well, since they are a great size and very cheap.
However, you could also use actual Jenga blocks, Jenga Mini blocks, or any other wooden pieces you can get your hands on for this project.
If you enjoy making your own Christmas ornaments, be sure to check out these handmade Christmas ornament ideas as well.
DIY Gift Box Ornament
Christmas ornament craft made with Jenga-like wood blocks and ribbon.
- glue gun
- paint brush
- 3 Tumbling Tower Blocks or Mini Jenga Blocks
- White paint
- Ribbon we used .65 in wide
- Silver styrofoam balls optional
- 1 Eyelet screw
- Glue 3 blocks together using a hot glue gun.
- Paint the tiles white. Allow to dry.
- Use a sharpie marker to outline the edges where they’re glued together.
- Tie a ribbon around the blocks to create a wrapped gift appearance and hot glue them into place.
- Add silver balls in the center, if desired.
- Attach the screw into the center of the top of the block and tie with twine to hang.
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Thank you. I have been trying to have my son make an ornament out of dough for family. It’s been a fail. I saw this and I have the blocks from the tower game. You saved me. I was running out of ideas.
While I like the idea of using Jenga Blocks or the Tumbling Tower blocks, I made my own boxes from cardboard [several different sizes]. These can be hung by themselves or glue two or three wrapped gifts together by varying sizes and then add a hanger. I was rushed so mine did not make the tree, however, they made it into a tall jar and added to decor on the coffee table.
I also is small pieces of styrofoam and small match boxes.