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Wednesday
Dec082010

paper ornament diy

Did I mention I'm participating in the Freshly Blended Ornament Swap? Anticipating the packages is fun (and some ornaments are slightly entertaining). This is my second year, and I wanted to share my ornament with you. Follow along below:

Use a glass or round object to trace a circle onto desired paper. Cut them out (I cut out multiples at a time), and then stack about 12 together.

Sew a straight line down the center. I'm not sure another solution if you don't have a machine (besides borrowing like I did).

Now add a smidgen of glue and paper clip two leaves together, alternating one centered and two outside. Continue this all around the ornament until all pages are glued.

To finish, I used a paper hole punch and then tied on a small metal ring for the hook. This step is optional and hardly noticable, but I thought it added a nice polish.

I love the final! You could also spiff it up like this one, or use colored paper to create interest. Any other great ornament tutorials you are using this year? Do share!

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Reader Comments (12)

I almost bought that one from Pottery Barn, then decided I should try to figure out how to make it. Looks like you were a step ahead of me!

December 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Came across your blog. Love all your DIY's. I've got to try this ornament!

December 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterheather j

This is great! I love the idea, and will try to make them as well.

December 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

love the ornament it would go great with my book wreath. thanks for the tutorial.

December 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMikelle Smith

This is amazing - so creative! I love it!

December 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRenee @ eatliveshop.com

This is a great idea!!! And I love it! I'm glad I found your blog. :)

December 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersteph anne

Great, I made trees and stars last year, just sewn together, but this is much better, and I got a lot of old books left, they didn't event want to try for the second-hand-party. I'm going to start right away, and since your blog looks really inspiring to me, be sure I will come back.

December 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMariejo

ohh this is soo great hun!!! i am going to have an ornament roundup tomorrow on my blog and will definitely include this!! :D

December 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSandy a la Mode

I am having to make new decorations for my fiancee and I for next Christmas, and this is perfect! Thanks for coming up with an EXACT lookalike of the potterybarn one! I'm thinking they might even double duty at our wedding reception! Happy holidays!

December 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

That's so pretty! Thanks so much for the great idea, I'll be linking.

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Hi! I have just received your ornament and I love it!! It's so wonderful!! Thank you very much!!
I have written a post in my blog http://littlegreendoll.blogspot.com
Have a very nice Christmas! :)

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSilvia

You can use staples if you don't have a sewing machine.

November 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

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