Hey AC friends, it’s Elsie here on the blog today with a few DIY Holiday Ornaments you can easily create with your scrappy supplies!
Taking the time to create handmade decorations is a great way to spread a little bit more love this festive season. I love to mix and match my home decor so I’ve made a mixture of ornaments in different styles to give you lots of inspiration today, but you could easily just stick to one or two styles!
The first ornaments are the easiest to make, but so effective! You can create this ornament with any symmetrical shape, I chose to create a Christmas tree, stars, baubles and snowflakes. To create these cut five or six pieces of paper in the shape of the ornament you want to create, fold each one in half and stick the halves together. Use some double sided tape to adhere some string/twine/ribbon (whatever you have on hand) to the spine and join the end pieces of the shape together to create the 3D shape.
I used a die-cutting machine which was useful for the more intricate shapes like the snowflake, but stars, circles and trees are definitely easy enough to cut by hand! You could also experiment with using different patterns and papers in the ornaments for a more eclectic look!
Another way to create your own ornaments is to simply use die-cuts. All you need to do is adhere your die-cuts to some thread and you’ve got some no-effort ornaments! I love the cute animal illustrations from Sweater Weather, they’re so fun and festive!
My favourite ornaments have to be the present and gingerbread house. To create my present I used a simple box cut file and cut it from a festive paper from the Sweater Weather collection and I used some white satin ribbon from my stash to pop a ribbon on top! I also had a spare gingerbread man cut file lingering on my desk from a previous project, so I used a white poster paint pen from the Poster Shop collection and doodled icing onto it and popped him on top of my present!
I followed the same method to create my gingerbread house, but this time I used a box cut file in the shape of a house. To decorate I added some snowy details with white cardstock and used the white paint pen to doodle some snow.
Thanks for stopping by today everyone, I hope you’re inspired to create your own ornaments this festive season!
SUPPLIES: Sweater Weather 12×12 paper: Snuggles & Cocoa (#343442) – January Blossoms (#343443) – Warm Wishes (#343444) – Close Knit (#343445) – Brr (#343446) – Winter Wonderland (#343447) – Cozy (#343451) – Twinkle (#343452) – Happy Winter (#343449) – Bundle Up (#343450) – Snow Friends (#343451) – Remember When (#343453) | Sweater Weather Ephemera (#343459) | Dear Lizzy Stargazer 12×12 paper: Magical (#343424)