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Make This Easy Breast Cancer Awareness Ornament

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Make this Breast Cancer Awareness Ornament using your cutting machine like the Cricut Maker or Silhouette. The shatterproof clear ornament is from Dollar Tree so this is an inexpensive and easy DIY Christmas Ornament you can make.

A pink and white Breast Cancer awareness Christmas ornament hanging on the Christmas tree

Honor a friend or loved one by making an easy and simple Breast Cancer Awareness ornament for your Christmas tree.

Making a Breast Cancer Ornament has been on my Christmas to-do list for several years. So I’m thrilled to finally check it off!


My niece is currently battling breast cancer. She is very bravely sharing her journey here including daily battles and victories.  I lost my Mom to breast cancer in 2013 after almost one year to the date of her third diagnosis. I shared my story here.  It’s one of the reasons I started this blog as an outlet for myself. Almost everyone has been touched in some way by breast cancer or some other nasty form of cancer. 

Breast Cancer Awareness Christmas Ornament hanging on the tree

This simple DIY Ornament was the most fun to make because I got to use several of the toys, I mean tools in my craft room! I already had everything so there was no cost involved for me.

Shopping For Dollar Tree Blanks

Dollar Tree is a busy place and if you don’t get there early in the season, you could miss out of many of the popular supplies. There are a plethora of blanks you can buy at Dollar Tree to use with your cutting machine. What’s the solution to avoid missing out? Shop online, pick up in store or have it delivered to your home. 

One of the most popular crafts we have made is this DIY Witch Hat Wreath using a Dollar Tree form which disappears quickly from the store every Fall. Shop online early in the season to avoid missing out.

Supplies & Tools for making Breast Cancer Awareness Ornament

The first thing I did was to make the pink ribbons which I did using Cricut Design Space. A quick check of Amazon revealed you can buy a Ribbon Hole Punch like this one. Check the size in conjunction with your project. My Pink Ribbons are about 2 inches tall.

Pink hearts being cut out with a hole punch

Making the Hearts

A 1″ Heart hole punch is what I used to make my little hearts near the  bottom of the ornament. They are very small so it was hard to see the tiny little side to pull the vinyl from it’s backing. 

A magnify glass being used to see a small object

Trying to see the tiny little vinyl hearts gave me an opportunity to use the magnifier on my Ott Lite! I told you this project allowed me to enjoy so many of my craft room tools.

So far with this project I have played with my Cricut, a fun hole punch and shredded craft tissue paper! The craft room is my happy place.

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A clear Christmas ornament being filled with shredded white paper strips

Shred White Paper

Now shred a bunch of white tissue paper. Stuff as much of the shredded paper as you can into the ornament. I used the eraser end of a pencil to stuff the shredded tissue into the ornament.

The white inside of the ornament will allow the pink decor to be more prominent once it is hanging on the Christmas tree.

Next stick the Pink Ribbons and Hearts onto the sides of the ornament. Stick on vinyl is a fabulous medium to work with in the the craft room. It’s quick and easy to apply and forgiving if you need to pull it back off to re-position. 

A Breast Cancer Awareness ornament hanging on a Christmas tree

Make The Tassel

Last I made a simple tassel using pink and white embroidery thread. The tassel gave the ornament a little more pizzazz, don’t you think?

That is it! Stuff it, stick on the decor, hang a tassel and you are done. No glue, no paint. This Breast Cancer Awareness Ornament is quick, easy and cheap to make!

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More DIY Christmas Ornaments To Make This Year

Making Christmas ornaments is a tradition we all enjoy. You will find quite a few ideas for easy homemade ornaments in this list using simple supplies.

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10 Comments

  1. This is such a special ornament. I am so sorry to hear your lost your Mom to breast cancer and your niece it battling it now. Cancer has touched all of our lives in one way or another. This is a nice tribute to the ones who have or are battling it.

    1. Why yes you can! Isn’t that lovely and there are tons of punches out there. Don’t forget to use a 40% off coupon if you buy punches at craft stores! They all have those 40% off coupons!

  2. Shirley, your breast cancer ornament is beautiful in every way! You are so right about all of us being touched in some way by breast cancer. What a beautiful tribute to your Mom. Also, a wonderful gift for someone battling or has battled and won this nasty disease.

  3. This is beautiful! I am so sorry to hear about your mom. My mom and sister are both breast cancer survivors but the idea of the cancer returning is always on our minds. I should make us all one of these ornaments to go on our trees.

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