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Temporary Tattoo Christmas Ornaments (So Easy!)

These temporary tattoo ornaments are so cute! They are one of my favorite Christmas projects ever and the possibilities are endless.

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you’ll be able to make these ornaments. You’ll need to be able to spray paint in a well ventilated area.

Temporary Tattoo DIY Christmas Ornaments

Are you ready to try a Christmas ornament project that anyone can do? And the good news is that you can get the supplies at the dollar store! These DIY Christmas ornaments are one of my favorite projects I have ever made.

So easy (almost foolproof, which I need because I have had way too many fails on DIYs), the possibilities are endless, and look how cute the final product is.

You are going to want to try this tutorial for tattoo Christmas ornaments, and your kids are too. They can pick their favorite tattoos and have a ball!

Gather These Supplies

  • Shatterproof ornaments
  • Spray paint (or just buy the ornament in the right color and skip this step)
  • Printable temporary tattoo paper (or pre-made temporary tattoos)
  • Washcloth
  • Water
  • Protective enamel spray
  • Scissors

Thoughts About This Project:

  • You wouldn’t think it’d be hard to find plain white shatterproof ornaments, but IT IS. So I ended up spray painting mine, and that worked fine. But I am always about cutting out steps if possible, so go that route if you can.
  • I bought this cute flower art on Etsy, and I love it. You can find similar here. Or, again, cut out this step if you can find cute temporary tattoos already made.
Tattoo ornament hanging on a Christmas tree

Okay how cute is this, really?! Can you imagine a whole tree decked in these DIY Christmas ornaments? So perfect. Get the printable how to card for this craft below!

Yield: 6 ornaments

Tattoo Ornaments

Temporary Tattoo DIY Christmas Ornaments

Learn how to make these tattoo Christmas ornaments the easy way! This is such a simple way to decorate for the holidays.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5


  • Shatterproof ornaments
  • Spray paint
  • Printable temporary tattoo paper (or pre-made temporary tattoos)
  • Washcloth
  • Water
  • Protective enamel spray


  • Scissors


  1. Spray paint the ornament with the paint color of your choice. Use several light coats on both sides and let dry.Spray painting an ornament blank with white spray paint
  2. Create your tattoo following the printable temporary tattoo paper instructions, or choose a pre-made design. Cut out with scissors just around the design.temporary tattoo laying next to a white painted ornament
  3. Apply your tattoo to the ornament using a wet washcloth. If you painted your ornament, make sure it is 100% dry before doing this step, or you will wipe the paint right off.Applying a temporary tattoo with a wet towel and removing the paper
  4. Spray the ornament with protective enamel spray to seal the tattoo.DIY tattoo ornament for your Christmas tree

Did you make this project?

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Happy crafting and HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Be sure to visit us as we blog about style, food, and the budget friendly Christmas crafts we love over at the Pretty Life Girls.

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