My Favorite Eclectic Holiday Ornament

Hi everyone! Today I’m excited to take part in Ariel’s Eclectic Ornament Blog Hop. I had a cool vintage/thrift shop one to share with you which promptly broke as soon as I tried to photograph it. And that’s how the cookie crumbles sometimes.

So, being that as it may, I decided to showcase a DIY ornament I love that is a bit unconventional yet totally inspired by Kate Spade’s fancy schmancy ornaments that cost $28 each…my electrical tape ornament.

Eclectic holiday ornament inspiration

I created this ornament last year (you can get the full tutorial here) and I made 6 of them and they’re so inexpensive to make. I think I made the 6 ornaments for less than $5. The ornaments are from Michael’s and they can sometimes be found in stores for about 60-cents each (plus coupons!), and the gold ornament cap and red ribbon come standard. Electric tape costs under a $1 and comes with plenty of linear feet. All in all, this means if you want to create yourself a designer inspired Christmas tree, you could likely make a bunch of these for about $30.

Eclectic holiday ornament inspiration

My other fave ornaments are from the year (2012, I think…) that Neiman Marcus and Target got together to create a beautiful holiday line. At the time of their release, the trio of Jason Wu ornaments was $30, but I snagged them on clearance after the holiday for half off effectively doubling my designer ornament count for the same price. There’s something totally luxe about big, heavy, oh so breakable, glass ornaments. The embellishments at the top plus the textured lace overlay give it a glam, baroque flair.

Eclectic holiday ornament inspiration

I think eclectic or unique ornaments give a holiday tree character, so don’t be afraid to add some thrifted, vintage, DIY or otherwise non-traditional ornaments or décor to your tree. I can’t wait to show you all this year’s tree next week!

Check out more eclectic holiday décor inspiration via the festive bloggers below! I have a nearly a full week of posts lined up next week featuring holiday décor and gift giving ideas, so I’ll be busy all weekend photographing and writing. Hope your holiday season is off to a fabulous start! xo.

Eclectic holiday ornament inspiration

1. This Is Our Bliss // 2. The Striped House // 3. Up To Date Interiors // 4. Southern State Of Mind // 5. Maggie Overby Studios // 6. Casa Watkins // 7. Domicile 37 // 8. Two Thirty Five Designs // 9. PMQ for two // 10. The Gathered Home // 11. Bright Green Door // 12. Cassie Bustamante // 13. Blue i Style // 14. Monica Wants It // 15. Jennifer Dimples and Tangles



  1. UptoDateInteriors
    December 2, 2016 / 11:21 am

    Gorgeous and classic. I love seeing your signature style in your Christmas ornaments. XO XO

  2. Maggie Overby Studios
    December 2, 2016 / 11:33 am

    Can't go wrong with black and white but these would be cute in any color. Love how easy these ornaments are to make.

  3. Cassie Bustamante
    December 2, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    what a great idea to use electrical tape! it's so bendy and perfect for a round ornament. these are awesome!

  4. Brynne Delerson
    December 2, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    Electrical tape is one of my favorite DIY supplies! And I love those gorgeous glass ornaments – snagging Target designer collabs on sale is one of my favorite things! 😀

  5. Jess McGurn
    December 2, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    I love the combination of designer and handmade. You'd never have a clue how cheap these actually are! Nice work!

  6. Domicile 37
    December 5, 2016 / 4:55 pm

    Monica, you know how to make chic look so damn GOOD!!!! i love how simple it is to recreate this and this is something I can have my kids help with. Love it!

  7. Casa Watkins Living
    December 9, 2016 / 5:13 am

    Monica you always have such classy projects! I love this chic glam ornament!!!