Personalized Christmas Tree Ornaments

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A couple of years ago I discovered the joy of making monogrammed gifts. There’s something so sophisticated about a monogrammed items. You can make these personalized Christmas tree ornaments in about 15 minutes. That means you can make a lot, a whole lot, of these monogrammed Christmas ornaments in an afternoon. Shhh, don’t tell, but each one costs just a dollar. Yes, really. 

red monogrammed Christmas ornament on green Christmas tree

Last year I made easy DIY ornaments from average-sized glass balls. This year I wanted to make big statement ornaments. I choose to use extra-large Christmas balls. I quick trip to my local discount store and I found these extra-large ornament balls for just $1 each! 

These monogrammed Christmas ornaments are so easy to make that it’s a great project to do with kids. But I find it relaxing to make these Sharpie dot patterns, so I enjoy making them all myself. 

Personalized Christmas Tree Ornaments


  • Christmas ornament ball
  • Vinyl to cut letter or large letter stickers
  • Permanent Marker
  • Scissors
red ornament ball, silver marker and "R" sticker on white table

Cut a letter for your monogram from vinyl or use a sticker. I simply eye-balled the size of the letter that would best fit on the ball. 

Because the surface of the ball is curved, I found I needed to cut the letter and reposition it so that it laid flat. I cut the curved part at the point where it joins the straight line and then reconstructed the letter so it would lay flat on the curved surface.

"R" sticker on red Christmas ornament ball and grey marker on white table

Start by making dots with the permanent marker around the edge of of the letter. Once you have outlined the letter with dots, then work your way outward from the letter until you’re happy with how it looks. 

close up of monogrammed red Christmas ball on green pine tree with white snowflake ornaments

You can vary the pattern of the dots to create different looks. Play around on paper first to plan how you want to make the pattern look. Then just jump in. Have fun with it. In just about 15 minutes, you’ll have created a gorgeous monogrammed ornament that makes a big impact. 

You can make these for your favorite sports fan in their team colors. You can also make them in high school or college colors. Have fun with the creativity of all the different options. 

close up of monogrammed red Christmas ball ornament on Christmas tree

These personalized Christmas tree ornaments make great gifts

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  1. I love this idea. My daughter and I try to make a few crafty items before the holidays. I think these ornaments would be perfect for a crafting session.

  2. I love this idea. My daughter and I try to make a few crafty items before the holidays. I think these ornaments would be perfect for a crafting session. These are so cute! I love how simple they are to make, too. These would make great gifts for co-workers.

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