I'm not sure whether I was in grade school or Girl Scouts, but I definitely remember making handmade ornaments as a child. I was so proud of myself and couldn't wait to give them to my mom so she could hang them on our tree. Now that I'm a mother I cherish handmade ornaments from my kids. I'm excited to share with you a simple paper ornament I made with my children!
The ornament we made was inspired from this post by Camille Styles. We started by gathering all of our supplies which we had on hand.
-round object for tracing
-hot glue gun
Begin by deciding how large you would like your ornament to be, then trace and cut out 2 circles and set aside.
Next you will need to cut out your paper strips. I decided to make our ornament fuller than my inspiration picture, so we ended up using about 40 strips of paper.
Before cutting, punch a hole in the center of each strip marked by the lines of your ruler.
After each paper strip has been cut begin placing them around one of circles you cut in the beginning step, with the hole-punched edge facing out. Make sure each strip is placed even in length and each strip slightly overlaps the strip before it.
I began hot gluing the paper strips around the circle, making sure to get them straight across from each other as best as possible. This tip will allow your ornament to tie close with ease.
Place the second circle cut out, on top of the center of the ornament.
String ribbon through the holes of each strip...
gently pull closed then tie a knot.
To keep the holiday theme going I added felt holly and berries.
Instead of hanging our ornament on the tree, we decided to make a special place for it on our shelf.
I hope you enjoyed it!