Shaker Ornament

December 12, 2007 - 11:52am

Shaker Ornament

Difficulty 3/5 (3/5)


  • Metal tin with clear top (I got mine at Target in the wedding section as a pack of 30)
  • Christmas stamp (Or any stamp you want to use inside)
  • Two pieces of card stock (one to stamp your image on and the other for the background)
  • Scallop punch
  • Circle punch that fits inside the scallop
  • Watercolor pencils or markers for coloring the image
  • Stamping ink
  • Crop-A-Dile
  • Fake snow
  • Ribbon
  • Dimensional mounting tape
  • Pair of scissors
  • Mounting tape
  • Crystal Effects or other similar glue

Shaker Ornament Supplies


  1. First stamp the image you are going to use on card stock and then punch it out with your circle punch. Also make a scallop from your colored paper.
    Shaker Ornament
  2. Next, color your image.
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  3. Adhere your colored image to your scallop.
    Shaker Ornament
  4. Now take about 3 pieces of dimensional tape and adhere them to the back of the scallop. You could use more or less dimensional tape to make it the way you want!
    Shaker Ornament
  5. Put the scallop inside the tin and press down to make it stick.
    Shaker Ornament
  6. Now take your Crop-A-Dile and make a hole in the top. I used the 1/8 hole. If you do a bigger hole (to fit larger ribbon) you can even put a dab of glue in the hole to keep it in that at the very end.
    Shaker Ornament
    Shaker Ornament
  7. Now thread both ends through the hole, making sure not to pull your loop through. (I just picked a random length for my ribbon. You can make it as long or short as you want.)
    Shaker Ornament
  8. Tie a tight knot in the end of the ribbon and cut the excess from the bottom of the knot.
    Shaker Ornament
  9. Take a couple pinches of the fake snow and add them to the tin. I used white and glittery snow.
    Shaker Ornament
  10. Put a small bead of Crystal Effects or other glue around the top edge of the tin.
    Shaker Ornament
  11. Press down the lid and then wipe off any excess glue.
  12. Set your ornament aside to let it dry!
    Shaker Ornament

Another way you could attach the ribbon would be to put tape all the way around the outer edge after you have glued it shut. Start at the bottom with the two ends and make them connect at the top to form a loop.

Enjoy! I would love to see any ornaments that you made! I think these are so much fun! I'll leave you with a couple other examples.

Shaker Ornament
Shaker Ornament

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Posted by Kelly aka Littlekel90 at SCS (not verified) on December 13, 2007 - 12:49pm

Oh, my Andrea, these are just darling!! Great idea . . . hmmm, now I need to go find me some of those tins. Thanks for sharing your tutorial with us as well. :) Kel

Metal Tins

Posted by kim (not verified) on April 9, 2008 - 8:53pm

You are so creative!

The tins

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on March 2, 2009 - 5:53pm

I think I saw these same tins at Dollar Tree in the wedding section 3 for $1. :-/


Posted by Andrea on March 2, 2009 - 9:47pm

It's always good to know of more places to get these! Thanks for the inside tip! :)

The ones at the Dollar Tree

Posted by Tiffany (not verified) on December 9, 2010 - 4:10am

The ones at the Dollar Tree are horrible. They are very low quality. In a sealed package of three, two of them were missing the clear plastic piece for the lid and the third one had the piece but it was not attached.

This is also good to know. I

Posted by Andrea on December 9, 2010 - 3:15pm

This is also good to know. I haven't tried the Dollar Tree yet. I was happy with the ones I bought from Target even though they were a little more expensive. The quality seemed pretty good and I got a lot of them for under $20.

I hope you find some that work for you!

Love this BTW...

Posted by Tiffany (not verified) on December 11, 2010 - 4:33am

My Target didn't have them, but I found them at Hobby Lobby 24 for $20, but they always have a 40% off one item that you can print.

I love this idea btw. I am in charge of the project for my son's class party and these are just perfect. The only problem was when the teachers got together and decided to rotate the classes so instead of just doing my son's class of 19 now I have to do the whole second grade -- 92 kids.

The teachers are going to print pictures of the kids to go inside. I am punching various backgrounds and ribbons so the kids can personalize them. Then I'm writing the year on the back with a Sharpie.

Thanks so much for the idea!


Posted by Andrea on December 12, 2010 - 1:12pm

I'm glad you found some at a different place! And what a great idea with pictures of the kids! Best of luck with the project!

These are wonderful. My

Posted by Jennifer (not verified) on November 12, 2009 - 12:08pm

These are wonderful. My daughter is making these for Market Day in her fourth grade class. I know they will be a hit.