Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Ornament

It's always nice to have a beautiful decorated Christmas Tress but there is something special when it is decorated with special handmade ornaments don't you think. My tree has lots of these handmade ornaments from the kids when they were in kindy and pre primary (they lose interest once they get older). Some are dough shaped ornaments and many are paper festivity ornaments, my favourite is their gorgeous little felt stockings stitched with their own little hands. Here I am going to show you an easy yet very effective and pretty ornament using your left over scrap papers :)

You will need a clear plastic ball ornament from a craft store or one of the dollar stores. I got mine from Spotlight. Some strips of paper. A little ribbon. You can add embellishments if you wish.

1. Cut strips of patterned Christmas paper (sheet music also works well) into strips of different widths. Mine were between 1/2″ and 3/4″. I used Kaisercraft Christmas Spirit - Jolly and Home For Christmas - Egg nog.

2. Curl your paper strips around a thin paint brush handle or pencil, try to hold the paper tight when you get to the end so you get a good curl.

3. Place the curls into your ornament, note the curls will uncurl a little when they are put inside. Continue adding until full.

4. Tie a ribbon in a bow in the loop at the top of your ornament. Add bakers twine or glitter string so you can hang on your tree.

Hope I have inspired you to create your own little bit of 'Christmas sparkle'


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