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Ornament Gift Containers 


Give a gift in a unique way this holiday season with these fun gift-box ornaments! These are great for giving small gifts or treats to neighbors or for giving away samples of your favorite holiday essential oils! 

Materials Needed:

  1. 1 oz. Plastic Salve Containers: These are the main part of the ornament and conceal the gift hidden inside. For a larger ornament gift box, you could also use a 4 oz. Salve Container or a 2 oz. Salve Container
  2. Narrow 1/4" Wide Ribbon: This is used to create the loop that you hang the ornament from. You will need a length between 6" and 10". You can also substitute yarn or thick string.
  3. Wider (3/4"–1" wide) Ribbon or Decorative Paper Strips: These are used to go around the gift-box as a decoration. You will need a ribbon or strip that is 6-7/8" in length to go around the 1 oz. size gift boxes.
  4. Drill and 1/8" Bit: Used to create a hole in the lid.
  5. Glue or Tape: Used to hold the ribbon and/or paper strips in place.  


  1. Unscrew the lid from the salve container. Using the drill and bit, drill a 1/8" diameter hole in the center of the lid.
  2. Cut a length of narrow ribbon (or string or yarn) to 6–10 inches in length. Pass both ends of the string through the top of the hole in the lid and out the bottom of the hole. Tie a knot with both ends on the bottom side of the lid so the knot blocks the ends of the ribbon from passing back through the hole. If desired, glue or tape the ends of the ribbon to the bottom side of the lid. Screw the lid back onto the container.
  3. Cut a length of ribbon or a decorative paper strip so it is 6-7/8" in length. Use glue or tape to attach the ribbon or strip to the bottom part of the container (do not attach it to the lid). Add any other decorations as desired.
  4. Your gift ornament is now ready to fill with your desired gift or treat! Simply unscrew the lid, place the gift or treat inside, and re-fasten the lid to the container. If desired, attach a gift-tag to the ornament. 
  5. Some fun ideas for aromatherapy gifts you can place inside this container include:

Extra Ideas: 

  1. Create 25 of these ornaments, and attach labels or papers with the numbers 1–25 on each of the ornaments to create a fun ornament activity advent calendar for kids. Some ideas you could include for each day are listed below:
    • Postage stamps to write a letter to a relative or friend who lives far away.
    • A recipe for cookies or another treat to sample and share with a friend or neighbor.
    • 10 small pebbles (5 light and 5 dark) to play Tic-Tac-Toe.
    • Strips of paper to create a paper chain to decorate with.
    • Marbles to play marbles.
    • Jacks and a rubber ball to play jacks.
    • Write a letter or email of thanks to a teacher, scout leader, or other person who has made a difference in their life.
    • Small pieces of paper to make mini paper airplanes (have contests to see which plane can fly the farthest, longest, land on a table the best, etc.).
    • Wide ribbons or strips of paper to decorate and create bookmarks.
    • Beads, small pieces of drinking straws, or colored macaroni and string to create bead necklaces or bracelets.
    • Puzzle pieces for a small puzzle.
    • The address of a veteran or active serviceman to write a letter to expressing gratitude for their service.
    • Play Clay to create sculptures.
    • Fizzing Surprise Capsules with a fun Christmas message or holiday shapes.
    • A Chinese jump rope with instructions on how to play.
    • A Ping-Pong ball. See how many times in a row they can toss the ball into the air and catch it in the container.
    • Three pennies to play penny hockey. (To play penny hockey, arrange the three pennies in a triangle shape with the pennies about 4" apart on one end of a small table. Use painters or masking tape to mark off a small rectangular "goal" on the opposite side of the table about 5" x 10" in size. To play, you must flip one of the pennies so it slides along the table in-between the other two pennies without hitting them. If the flipped penny successfully passes between the other two pennies, then another penny can be flipped to try to pass it between the other two pennies. Moving the pennies down the table in this manner, the person tries to get all three pennies into the marked off "goal" area. If they are successful, they have scored a goal and are awarded one point. If the flipped penny hits one of the other pennies or doesn't pass in-between the other two pennies, then that person's turn is over, and the pennies are rearranged back at the starting point for the next turn.)
    • Stickers to decorate a paper or gift-bag.
    • Hot chocolate powder to make a cup of hot chocolate.
    • Colored strings or ribbons to braid into friendship bracelets.
    • Bath Fizzers to watch fizz in warm water.
    • The name or address of a neighbor that needs their driveway or walks shoveled or some other service done.
    • The names of each person in the family on strips of paper. Each person chooses a name and then performs some act of secret service for the person whose name they drew.
    • Glitter, string, pipe-cleaners, ribbon, or other materials to create ornaments or other decorations.
    • Dice and small markers to create and play their own board game.

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