DIY Christmas ornaments with real boxwood greenery!

You know those cheap little plastic ornaments you see this time of year? Dollar Tree, Hobby Lobby, Walmart…all the places have them! Alone, they are nothing to get too excited about.

I’ve seen soooo many ideas floating around with things that you can put inside them to make them cute and festive. I decided I wanted to try something just a little bit different though!

These DIY plastic Christmas ornaments with real boxwood greenery turned out even better than I pictured! It was so easy and of course so cheap!

DIY Christmas ornaments made with plastic ornaments and real boxwood greenery for a quick, easy and cute look!

Here are the details:

I got a pack of 4 from Hobby Lobby- with the sale they came out to $1 each, so the same as getting 4 from the Dollar Tree!

I went out to my yard and snipped off a bunch of small pieces off our boxwood bush. If you don’t have a boxwood bush, find a neighbor who does who wouldn’t mind you taking a few pieces off 🙂DIY Christmas ornaments using plastic ornaments and real greenery

I removed the top of the ornament and filled it with the real boxwood greenery. You can put as much or as little as you would like in there.

I did add a few faux berries in some of mine too for a fun little pop!DIY Christmas ornaments using real greenery inside plastic ornaments

Once I did that, I took some jute twine and attached it to the top. I wrapped some around with hot glue to totally cover the top. Others I just tied with a little bow! DIY Christmas ornaments with plastic ornaments and real boxwood greenery

You can see the whole thing on this FB live here!

These easy DIY plastic Christmas ornaments were a hit on the live and I love them in my little basket in the kitchen! You could of course hang them from a tree too!

DIY Christmas ornaments using plastic ornaments and real boxwood greenery for a cute look!

What do you think of this version of the plastic ornaments?! Hope you enjoyed!

Until next time…

~ Stacey



  1. Deborah Hand

    I like them, very much. I’m thinking I could do it with holly. Push in some of the red things on my holly bush.

    • Stacey Collins

      yes! For sure!! Great idea!

  2. Linda

    Hi Stacey. These are absolutely adorable. And so simple to make. I just need to find me some boxwood. And I love your tray. Your kitchen is beautiful. ❤️
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Stacey Collins

      Glad you liked it! Thank you!

  3. Lisa Stifler

    I love these, they are adorable!

    • Stacey Collins

      Thank you so much!

  4. Susan Hicks

    Fantastic idea!!
    I love the natural look!
    You get a five star from me

    • Stacey Collins

      Aww! You are too kind!! Thank you!!

  5. Penny Land


    • Stacey Collins

      woo-hoo! So glad! Thanks!

  6. Stephanie Stone

    Love them!!!

  7. Kathryn Hilliard

    I absolutely love the ornaments. Great idea! I dont have a crafty bone in my…watching yours and Brooke’s craft videos are seriously making me want to start crafting…..(well at least try).
    You both are so awsum! ❤