Decorating your home around Christmas can get expensive. In fact, the average American spends $61 on holiday Decor. If you think about it, you buy a tree, tinsel, ornaments, wreaths, wall decor and even doormats. It all adds up.
But, you don’t have to buy your festive decorations from a store. You can make your own! (C’mon, you knew I was going to say that.) Use your crafting skills and plan time with friends and family and make decorations that everyone will enjoy.
These Christmas ornaments were made from scrapbook paper. You could use any kind of paper though. Newspaper, printer paper, coloring pages. They will all be beautiful.
Follow the steps below to make your own.
Christmas ornaments supplies
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Step 1: cut even strips of scrapbook paper
First, cut strips of scrapbook paper like in the image above. Make sure they are all the width so your ornaments don’t look bulky.
Step 2: choose the height of your Christmas ornament
Cut a strip of paper the hight you want your ornament to be (the middle piece above).
Then, cut two more strips that are slightly taller.
Step 3: add the first ornament layers
Align the two larger pieces of paper with the top and bottom of the smaller piece. Glue them in place.
When using the hot glue, be sure to glue the sides of the paper so you can later fit the hole punch over the layers.
Step 4: Repeat the previous step
Using two slightly longer pieces of scrapbook paper, align the top and bottom again, and glue in place.
Step 5: punch a hole in the top of the ornament
Create a hole with your hole punch.
Step 6: Add a hanger
String a piece of twine through the hole you just made and tie it to create a hanger for your ornament.
You can also make a string of ornaments by punching a hole in the top and bottom of each ornament and stringing them together.
That’s it! Easy Christmas decorations on a budget! I’d love to get your thoughts. Leave them in the comments. 🙂
You might also like to try making this ornament with your old Christmas cards.