First, I'll talk about what did work and what I used to create it.
I bought inkjet shrinky-dinks (important that they are inkjet) and then printed the joy printable on the left.
Then I found some christmas music and printed one page on the other side.
I cut out the letters with a 2" hole punch. Then I punched a small hole in the top and bottom of the j and o and only the top of the y.
Then I shrunk them to the size of nickels. Watching that process is so fun!
To connect the letters and make hooks, I used some wire and voilà, done.
Now for the designs that didn't work for ornaments, but would work as other things:
After going too small, I went too big with the design on the right. Imagine 4 duplicate designs on letter-size paper. I cut them out and rounded the corners, punched holes and then shrunk them in the oven. What I ended up with was 4 keychains...
I'm not sure what I was hoping for that time around, but after deleting 3 of the duplicates, I ended up with a great template for a card.
Fold hamburger style with the design facing outward and then hotdog style with the design on the front and you have a customizable card.
If you want it to be extra special, you can draw something on the back side before folding so your recipient opens it up to find a letter-size poster. I like to have my 3-year-old go to town on that part.
Welp, Merry Christmas everybody! I hope you enjoy my printables! If you'd like to redistribute them or use them in designs commercially, please use my contact form.
I'll come back and add to this post with photos of their ornaments as I get the goodies in the mail.