I’m back! And since yesterday was ugly sweater day here at Lovely Etc, today I have not one, but two handmade ornaments to share with you. (Well, really 24 if you count all of my wonderful blogging friends’ ornaments!)
The most awesome thing about both of my ornaments today is that they are created almost entirely using scrapbook paper. You can’t get much more economic that that!
The first ornament has a bit of sparkle and a whole lot of holiday cheer.
This one is pretty much as simple as it looks.
- I picked up a piece of gorgeous glittery card stock at Michael’s.
- I printed out the word Noel in a font I like.
- I traced Noel onto the cardstock and cut it out using a craft knife.
- I hung the ornament with a piece of fishing line.
That’s it! You could do any Christmas word you want or even your family’s names. Plus these also make fabulous tags for gifts.
The second set of ornaments are slightly more complicated – but only slightly! And the possibilities are endless which makes these so fun. You could make them using pages from old books, old sheet music, sparkly paper, even photos! I adapted this tutorial from Eats Reads Thinks to make these.
You need a few pieces of scrapbook paper, something to cut with, a small hole punch and a small piece of wire.
First, cut four circles out of pretty scrapbook paper or card stock. Two circles should be around an inch in diameter and the other two should be half an inch. Glue each smaller circle on top of one of the larger circles. Punch a hole through the center of each set of circles.
Cut out 18 strips of scrapbook paper. These should be half an inch by four and a half inches. If you are using a patterned paper (like the chevron I used) keep these strips in order as you cut them. Use your hole punch to punch a small hole at each end of the strips. (Cardstock does not work well for this part of the ornament, you need something very flexible).
Take a piece of wire slightly longer than your paper strips. Bend a small loop into one end of the wire. (Needle nose pliers come in handy for this but aren’t strictly necessary.)
String one set of circles onto the wire with the pretty side facing the loop you made. This will be the bottom of the ornament.
String one end of each of the strips onto the wire, also with the pretty side down.
Bend each paper strip to slide the top hole onto the wire. Once these are all on, add the second set of circles and then push the ornament down to the fullness you want. Bend the top wire into a loop as well to keep the paper in place.
Hang a string or ribbon from the top loop and hang them on your tree!
It might sound sort of complicated, but once you make one of these, you could crank out a whole pile in an hour.
And now I have two more groups of gorgeous ornaments to share with you. And trust me, you are definitely going to want to check these out; there are some really great ones here.
Popsicle Stick Soldier Ornament | Remodelando la Casa
Tinsel Filled Ornament | The Happier Homemaker
No Sew Felt Horse Head Candy Cane Cover | Serendipity Refined
Picture Frame Ornament | It All Started With Paint
Reindeer Antler Wood Slice Ornament | May Richer Fuller Be
Mason Jar Lid Chalkboard and Jute Ornament | Thrifty and Chic
Travel Keepsake Ornament | Bigger Than The Three of Us
Painted Snowflake Wood Slice Ornament | All Things G&D
Wire Wrapped Christmas Tree Ornament | Cherished Bliss
Homemade Snow Globe | Mom 4 Real
Woodland Reindeer Ornaments | Whats Ur Home Story
Polar Express Bell Quote Ornament | Serendipity Refined
Merry Christmas Jute Garland | Thrifty and Chic
Silver Painted Ornaments | Mom 4 Real
Cinnamon Dough Ornaments | The Happier Homemaker
Yarn Snowball Ornaments | May Richer Fuller Be
Paper Owl Ornaments | Remodelando la Casa
Scrapbook Paper Ornaments | Lovely Etc.
Mason Jar Lid Ornaments | It All Started With Paint
Marbles Ornament | Whats Ur Home Story
Antler Wood Slice Ornament | Cherished Bliss
Simple Fabric Ornament | Bigger Than The Three of Us
DIY Princess Anna Ornament | All Things G&D
Be sure to catch up on all 12 days of Christmas ornament creations here!