Christmas Crafting: Hope Medallion Ornament

Hey all!  Today I am sharing with you all the DIY ornament my mom and I did this year.  We have been doing one together for the past few years - I will post those links below - and honestly this is something my mom has done for years!  It seems like growing up, she was always crafting during Christmas.  I absolutely love how this one turned out, and while it was a bit time intensive, it was well worth it.

First up, what you need:
computer / printer / paper
free music printable
ruler / scissors or cutting board
double sided paper
circle punch
kraft paper
hole punch
hot glue

If you remember from my Christmas home tour, my mom made me a banner out of music printables.  To get these printables, just google 'Christmas music printables' and they will pop up!  Print out, making sure you print it on both sides.  Cut your paper into 4 strips, each one 1 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches.  Mark 1cm from the end, and fold.  Fold like an accordian until the entire strip of paper is folded.  After you have all four strips folded, you will want to connect them with double sided tape.  When you tape them, make sure the folds line up correctly, so after connecting all of them, they will fold properly in one continue strip.  Then connect the two ends again, with double sided tape.  Set aside.  To create the middle part, we used kraft paper, 65 font and Edwardian font.  Using a circle punch, cut out your circle.  Our circle punch measured at 1 1/2 inches in diameter.  Then cut out another circle from the kraft paper, which will be used for the back of the ornament.  Pinch your folded paper into a circle.  Holding it down, hot glue the plain kraft paper circle in the middle.  Do the same with the 'hope' circle on the other side.  Hole punch at what you would like the top of the ornament to be, for the twine.  Tie a loop through the circle, to create a hanger for your ornament.  Then, hot glue to knotted part down by the hole punch.  This will both reinforce the hole a bit, as well as make the haning loop look seamless.  Enjoy!


  1. how cute! Such a fun tradition you do with your mom every year!

  2. Such a cute and neat idea for a DIY ornament! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. You guys are so crafty! These are all so cute!

  4. This is such a nice tradition with your mom! I love all of the ornaments you guys have made- love the all is bright one!

  5. These are gorgeous, Emily!! They are all so unique!

  6. I love anything DIY and these are so cute!!!

  7. So cute and such a sweet tradition!

  8. I love the wish upon a star ornament! We're actually crafting ornaments with our other employee's kids in the office today so that's a perfect idea to even make with Popsicle sticks!
    Rebecca @

  9. I always love the ornaments that you make with your mom!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts