Make a Modern Diorama Christmas Ornament

The holidays are a perfect time to dust off your crafting skills! These modern diorama Christmas ornaments are just right for putting those skills to use. They're colorful, fun, and an unexpected spin on traditional dioramas. The geometric shape and bright color palette lend them a modern twist, while the tiny figurines remind us of our childhood days putting together our own dioramas! Make these handmade ornaments with your friends or create them with your family this holiday season.

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Stock up on all of the tiny things, because it's diorama time! There's something so fun and whimsical about these little geometric Christmas ornaments. Make enough to fill a whole tree!

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What You'll Need

  • Small paper mache hexagon boxes
  • Craft paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Painter's tape
  • Drill
  • Toggle rings
  • Wire
  • Miniature holiday figurines
  • Glue gun

Step 1: Paint the Box

Paint the insides of all of your hexagon boxes. Feel free to use alternatives to the usual holiday color palette! Try colors like navy, pink, and orange. Apply two coats for richer colors. 

Step 2: Add Second Color

Mask off the inside of the box at a diagonal angle using painter's tape. Paint the unmasked portion of the inside of the hexagon box. Let dry and apply a second coat if necessary. Once the paint is dry, gently remove the painter's tape.

Step 3: Make the Hook

Drill a small hole on one panel of each box. This will be where you will hang the hook, so this panel will become the top of your ornament. Insert the ring of the toggle hook through the small drilled hole. The toggle should stay on the inside of the box, securing the ring from slipping through the drilled hole.

Step 4: Decorate!

Cut a 4" length of wire. Slip it through the ring on the outside of the box. Twist the ends together and trim them off to create a loop. This is where you will hang your ornament. Decorate your dioramas! Use a glue gun to attach miniatures to the inside of your ornament.

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