Simple Paper Ornaments

These Simple Paper Ornaments are Tuesday’s second set of ornaments.  They are simple to make but I will show you ways to jazz them up a bit.  If you want to see all the ornaments from Ornament Week, click here.

Hang these ornaments on your tree with a hook or a ribbon.  You can even make them two sided by duplicating the top layer and putting it on the other side.

What you will need

        • Cardstock scraps
        • glue
        • Optional:  Pen, Foiling Equipment, embossing folder, cuttlebug
Paper Selection

The ornaments can be any color or pattern you choose.  The outline pieces (tree and wreath) should be a solid color.  Match your other tree decorations or just go wild.  Use your imagination.

Cutting

These pieces are fairly easy to cut.  Be careful removing the outline pieces from the mat as they are thin and tear easily.

I combined all the little pieces on one mat.  To see how to do that watch my video

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Assembly

This is also fairly straight forward.  Follow the pictures and layer the top pieces over the bottom ones and glue.  Liquid glue works best for this.

Variations

There are many ways to personalize these ornaments. As I mentioned before, you could duplicate the top layer and put it on the reverse side.  This only works with a solid color for the base.  

I textured some of them with an embossing folder and my Cuttlebug.  Some of them I foiled using my laminater and the technique described here.

Another way to personalize them is to write someone special’s name on them with a pen or with the We R Memory Keepers foiled pens.  That technique is described here.

All Simple Paper Ornaments
All Simple Paper Ornaments

Go wild and enjoy making these simple paper ornaments!

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