Tie An Ornament To A Paper Envelope For An Unforgettable Gift

Looking for an unusual way to dress up a monetary gift or card in a Paper Envelope? Personalized ornaments are the perfect complement to your uninspired (but always appreciated!) gifts of money. Not only is it easy to do, but adding a meaningful touch to your gift will show the recipient that you put thought into his or her special day.

OrnamentShop.com has over 5,000 personalized ornaments for you to choose from for every occasion, so finding just the right one is a snap! Our customers have used an ornament to decorate a paper envelope for celebrations such as weddings, graduations, new babies, birthdays and religious events.

A selection of ornaments that work well on an envelop such as for a Holy Communion, marriage and graduation | OrnamentShop.com

Another favorite way to use an ornament on a paper envelope is with Christmas cards. One crafty customer tied an ornament with a ribbon around each holiday card she distributed to coworkers at the office.

This served two purposes:

  1. Giving a meaningful gift that you put some thought into
  2. Avoiding that awkward situation in which someone gives you a present you weren’t expecting

A selection of ornaments perfect for topping envelopes during the Christmas Holiday season | OrnamentShop.com

How To Dress Up A Paper Envelope

It’s so easy! It only takes a couple of minutes to create a beautiful paper envelope and we will show you how to make one for a graduation gift.


  1. Card in an envelope
  2. Personalized ornament
  3. Ribbon or tulle
  4. Scissors
  5. Ruler
  6. Tape (optional, see Tips at the bottom)


Step 1: Once you have sealed the card in the envelope, measure the length (long side) and cut a matching ribbon 3 ½ to 4 times that length.

Step 1 is to cut a piece of ribbon that is 4 times the width of your envelope | OrnamentShop.com

Step 2: Next, thread the ribbon through the ornament hook, making sure that the ornament is secure.

Step 2 is to thread the personalized graduation ornament through the ribbon | OrnamentShop.com

Step 3: Lay the ribbon flat out on the table and place the paper envelope in the middle of the ribbon strand.

Step 3 is to lay the ribbon flat under the envelope with the ornament towards one end threaded | OrnamentShop.com

Step 4: Take both ends of the ribbon and tie a bow, continually adjusting the position of the ornament to maintain its prominence towards the middle of the knot in the bow.

Step 4 is the tie the ribbon directly in the middle with the ornament close to the middle but a bit off to the side | OrnamentShop.com

Step 5: Trim the ends of the ribbon if they hang down too low.

Step 5 is to tie the bow tight and trim the extra | OrnamentShop.com

That’s it! Decorating a paper envelope with a personalized ornament will make your gift giving a breeze and the recipients will enjoy your meaningful gift that is guaranteed to make them smile.

Helpful Tips For Paper Envelope Ornaments

  • Be certain the bow will not slide off of the envelope, by tying it snugly. You may want to bend the envelope slightly as you are tying the ribbon.
  • Placing a piece of clear Scotch tape over the ribbon across the back can make sure it is stable.
  • If the ornament seems a bit heavy, you can roll up a small piece of Scotch tape and place it on the back side of the ornament, sticking it to the paper envelope.

No matter what theme or occasion your gift is for, a pretty paper envelope dressed up with a personalized ornament will elicit make an unforgettable present.

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