Blue & White Ginger Jar Christmas Ornaments

lue and white porcelain is a decorating weakness of mine. I can’t have enough of it, or anything chinoiserie- a blend of my own ethnicity with my love for European decor. I decided a while ago I was going to try to just add red like bows and such to my blue and white porcelain, and then I found ginger jar ornaments!

The first ones I found were on Williams-Sonoma for $75 for a set of 6, they have so many different sets from gold, to blue and white, to ones with gold trim. I kept searching because I couldn’t justify buying two sets and spending $150.

I found a set of 4 blue and white ginger jar Christmas ornaments cheaper on Amazon and they are basic but I knew I could make them fancier! I’m not a big DIYer (or am I?), but I figure if it’s easy to do, why not? I ordered two sets, but now I think I need one more! Order soon as they take about 1 week to arrive which seems so slow! If you prefer traditional red and green, the ginger jars also come in red! *wink*

These would also be adorable place card settings.

What you need

  • 3/8″ velvet ribbon (got at Michael’s Arts and Crafts, Amazon here)
  • 5/8″ or wider grosgrain ribbon (I bought at Michael’s, Amazon here)
  • Set of 5 Ginger Jars, on Amazon
  • Oil-based gold pen, $4 Amazon

Don’t they look just like the Williams-Sonoma ones? I think so! Took me just a few minutes and it was so great to feel like I saved money and personalized them.

You could also use white or blue ribbon if you don’t want red. I want as much red in my Christmas decor as I can, but honestly I could’ve gone white or blue with the ribbon because I have so many red ornaments in the tree! But, you can’t go wrong either way.

If you come across ornaments that look bland, consider a gold pen, you can probably really cuten up some ornaments or anything else around you! Happy Christmas decorating! Is your tree up?

Diana Elizabeth wonders what to do with the Christmas items that she doesn’t use this year… at what point do they go to donation? Or do they need to stick around for potential holiday props for campaigns? 

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next creative themed party. She continues to blog weekly.



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