Hello everyone. I have a new Christmas project for you today. Don’t you just love all the colors, the smells, the magic of the season? I know I do. One of my favorite things to do at this time of the year, other than baking lots of sweets, is making ornaments for our Christmas tree. Nothing super fancy or time consuming. This is actually a fun project to do with your kids (once you have all the pieces ready for them).
My main inspiration came from the gorgeous Christmas papers and elements included in the Dear Santa and the brand new Holiday collections. I like a diversified look, so I decided to combine the two together.
This is what you’ll need:
- a circular punch or cut file
- a snowflake punch or cut file
- patterned paper
- heavy white cardstock
- thread, if you decide to do some stitching (optional)
- ribbon, twine
- cut out elements from the collection, plus some from your stash (optional).
The first thing you want to do is punch out two circles for each ornament from both the patterned paper and the heavy white cardstock. I used one of my Silhouette cut files for this. Mine measure 3.5″ in diameter. I also cut out a smaller circle to glue on top of the main one in order to give the ornaments added texture and color, but that is totally optional.
I glued the patterned paper on top of the heavy white cardstock, then stitched around it. Stitching also adds extra dimension and color. Finally, I fussy cut some embellishments and had fun decorating the ornaments.
I also like to incorporate embellishments from my stash, like the circular wood veneer piece below. I’ve been hoarding it for a while, but I think it goes perfectly with the colors and the circular “theme”.
Finally, I decided to cut out some snowflakes and create a 3-D design. You’ll just need four of them. Fold each snowflake in half and glue them back-to-back, making sure to leave a flat side to adhere to the ornament.
Combine some colorful ribbon and twine together to create the bow and the loop, and you are done!
I hope you enjoyed this simple project and will feel inspired to create some ornaments of your own.
Until next time! Thank you for stopping by.