Decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to be a budget buster, especially when craft stores have aisles exclusively dedicated to fun, decorative (and affordable) scrapbook paper and card stock that can be turned into adorable (and affordable) paper DIY ornaments. If you’re looking to make paper crafts for the holidays, then give these handmade ornaments a try!
And decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to mean decking the halls with the traditional reds and greens either! Why not mix it up this year with some graphic black and white paper handmade ornaments? They’re easy to make, and they look great on the tree. Plus, they can even be a great DIY gift idea for friends and family!
- Scrapbook paper or card stock
- Silver floral wire
- Beads in black and clear
- Scissors (or circle hole punch)
- Paper cutter (or scissors)
- 1-hole handheld hole punch
- Wire cutters
Step 1: Cut nine 10 x 3/4″ strips of paper. Then cut in half (giving you eighteen 5 x 3/4″ strips).
Step 2: Punch holes in both ends of each 5 x 3/4″ strips.
Step 3: Cut two circles in contrasting paper with 1 1/2″ diameter.
Step 4: Punch a single hole in the center of each circle.
Step 5: Cut a 10″ length of floral wire, stack the eighteen 5 x 3/4″ strips on top of each other and feed wire through holes of each strip.
Step 6: Feed circle on top of strips.
Step 7: Add black and clear beads onto wire.
Step 8: Create a loop on the end and twist wire around to secure beads. Use wire cutters to cut off excess.
Step 9: Feed wire through hole at the other end of the paper strips, and then bend paper to create a half circle shape.
Step 10: Feed the second circle onto the end of the strips.
Step 11: Feed beads onto the wire.
Step 12: Create larger loop on end and twist wire around onto itself to secure the beads (this also creates a loop to hang the paper ornament on the tree).
Step 13: Fan out strips to create an ornament ball shape.
Step 14: Use wire cutters to cut off excess wire.
Step 15: Make more and more and more and hang on your tree!
Happy holiday paper crafting! You can see my other projects at ItAllStartedWithPaint.com.
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