DIY: Modern Color-Block Ornaments

By Ashley Rose of  Sugar & Cloth

DIY colorblock ornament DIY colorblock ornament

The holidays are such a busy time of the year and, of course, not everyone can devote as much time as they’d like to making handmade holiday crafts. Which is why these DIY color-block ornaments are such a great idea—they’re so quick and easy to make, you’ll be able to finish them while the cookies are baking or in time for your in-laws’ arrival. Plus, they’re perfect for gift tags or place cards, too!

Click through for the easy DIY instructions…

DIY colorblock ornament

• Plain ornaments of your choice (I used these)
• Painter’s tape
• Foam paint brushes
• Craft paint in the colors of your choice


1. Take a thin strip of painter’s tape and tape off a line through the ornament to separate the different colors.

2. Paint each section of the ornament a different coordinating color and let it dry; once dry, remove the tape.

DIY colorblock ornament

DIY colorblock ornament

You can add as many or as few colors, stripes, or patterns as you’d like. Of course, sometimes the simplest designs wound up being the most striking. All you need to do is all a length of baker’s twine and hang your ornaments from the tree!

DIY colorblock ornament

Photos: Jared Smith

More Holiday Ornament Ideas:
• DIY Photo Ornaments
DIY Scandinavian-Inspired Clay Ornaments
• DIY Paper Honeycomb Ball Ornaments

Find more of Ashley on her blog.