Amy of Maker Mama whipped up another awesome up-cycled craft for us this month… easy DIY ornaments! (Remember her needle and thread Halloween costume out of lampshades and cookie tin garland?) These sweet little ornaments can be made with any kind of patterned paper. Although, I love that she used vintage cards!
I found the cutest set of vintage Christmas cards years ago, but they’ve been hidden away because I didn’t want to use them up! I’ve done this with more thrift store finds than I’d like to admit, but pretty vintage items are so hard to resist. Inspired by some other paper ball ornaments I made a couple years back, I decided to make a more modern version–and still keep those gorgeous cards to myself!
The main tool you need is a circle punch. You want your circles to match and cutting them by hand would make that tricky (and take a really long time). I punched seven circles from the card design and seven circles from the back of the card for my ornaments. You can use more or fewer circles depending on how you want your ornaments to look.
Fold all the circles in half and then glue the back pieces together alternating the white and colored circles (I think they kind of look like peppermints that way, don’t you?).
How easy was that? These are a simple way to add a handmade touch to your Christmas decor–and perfect for an ornament-making party! Thanks for having me Jamie!