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Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh Christmas Ornaments

Try this simple, thoughtful and practical homemade Christmas gift - Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh Christmas Tree Ornaments.
You can make one bauble in2 mins
Course: Beginner
Cuisine: Christmas
Keyword: Ornament


  • Color Printer
  • Hole Punch
  • Pair of Scissors


  • Gold Leaf Flakes
  • Frankincense Resin
  • Myrrh Resin
  • Clear Plastic Baubles 3cm or 1 3/16"
  • Red Velvet Christmas Bows 2.5"
  • Ribbon String or Twine
  • White Cardstock A4 or Letter


Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh Christmas Ornament

  • Place pieces of gold leaf flakes, frankincense resin and myrrh resin inside the clear plastic bauble. Try to include an even amount of each.
    a small clear plastic bauble in two halves and one half contains pieces of gold, frankincense and myrrh
  • Ensure each half of the hanging hole lines up perfectly and push the two halves of the bauble together until they ‘click’. 
  • Take a piece of ribbon, string or twine (5-10” long depending on your desired drop length) and tie a knot in the end.  Trim the ends (but not too close to the knot).
    a skein of red embroidery thread surrounded by pre-tied loops of thread
  • Pass your hanging thread through the hole of your bauble until it’s about half way through.
    a pair of hands showing a bauble with looped embroidery thread pulled half way through
  • Holding the knotted end, push the looped end between the two strands of the knotted end.
    a pair of hands tying a looped piece of thread to a bauble
  • Let go of the knotted end and then pull the looped end through the knotted end until taut.
    a pair of hands tying a looped piece of thread to a bauble
  • The looped end should be at the top of your hanging thread and the knotted end should be down near the hanging hole of the bauble ready to be hidden by the red velvet bow.
    a pair of hands holding a bauble with a looped hanging thread attached
  • Push the flexible twist tie of the red velvet bow through the hanging hole of the bauble.
    a pair of hands pushing a red velvet bow through the hole of a plastic bauble
  • Wrap the twist tie around the hanging hole of the bauble to secure the bow.  Trim the twist tie if necessary.
  • Adjust your bow neatly around the bauble and your Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh Christmas tree ornament is complete.
    a hand holding a christmas ornament containing gold, frankincense and myrrh

Gift Tags

  • Download and print the FREE gift tag PDF onto white cardstock and cut out each tag using a pair of scissors.
    an A4 piece of cardboard printed with label templates with text 'inside this bauble are pieces of gold, frankincense and myrrh'
  • Use a holepunch to punch a hole in each tag.
  • Attach the tag to the hanging thread of your ornament in the same way you attached the hanging thread to the bauble.  (You will need to pass the whole label through the loop to do this.  Bend it gently if necessary.)
    5 christmas ornaments with red bows and tags lying on a white, glittery backgound


Hints and Tips
If for whatever reason you need to reopen your plastic bauble, use a butter knife to pry apart the bauble at the hanging hole.
Attaching your hanging thread as instructed not only conceals the knot in the thread but also allows the ornament to hang straight-on when hung on a tree branch (this looks MUCH better).