Gary Marsh said he was inspired by the Donair Cam, a live feed of meat cooking at a Halifax donair shop that went viral last month. He also used a small motor to make the meat spin.
Marsh was inundated with requests to make more ornaments, so he approached Eurekatec founder Mohammed Issa to see if he'd be interested in meeting the demand.
"He basically designed it just as a joke, and he posted it on Reddit for a laugh," Issa told BuzzFeed Canada. "People were crazy about it."
Issa said he sold the first 100 ornaments within hours of making them available for sale on his website, and he doesn't expect it to slow down.