DIY Paper Christmas Ornament

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Probably the biggest piece of holiday decor in your home will be your tree (if you get one) so you want to make it’s a show stopper or have it full of ornaments that you love to look at. Changing your theme or colour palette can get really pricey, really quickly. What I like to do is have a base of gold or silver (or your fav neutral) and then change up the accent colours by making some new ornaments each year like this multi-colour paper one.

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This is fairly simple even for the DIY rookie. All you need is some paper in the colours of your choice, a glass or circle object to trace, glue gun, thin wire and a piece of ribbon. You can use as many or few colours of paper as you like and the size is also up to you. Once you’ve made those big decisions you will trace out and cut 12 circles.

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Next fold each circle in half and then pile together like below. If you happen to be using 2 colours like me (A,B) stack them as A-B-B-A-A-B-B-A-A-B-B-A if you want a cohesive look.

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Then wrap your wire around the middle of the pile and twist the ends tightly. This is also a good time to place the hanging ribbon.

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Then it’s time to start making something pretty! I’ve tried a few different methods and I highly recommend using a glue gun for this or you may have issues with the paper sticking. Start with a small dot of glue about 1/3 down from the top of the circle and adhere to the piece above.

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Then on the next piece place the dot in the same position but at the bottom of the circle and adhere to the piece above it. Keep going from top to bottom until you’ve made your way around the circle and you’ll start to see something like this –

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When you’re done, you’ll have one simple yet super fun ornament! You can really play around with colour combos to make them even more interesting. If you can get your hands on two sided colour paper you can really go wild. It’s an easy way to change up your tree decor every year without breaking the bank.

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-Melissa

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