Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Paper Holiday Ornament

Happy November All!
With the holidays quickly approaching I wanted to share a fun paper holiday ornament with you.

First cut 8 1/2 x 1/2 inch strips of paper. I used red and white metallic paper for a candy cane look. I used 36 strips, a tip to make this step quicker is to stack your sheets paper and then cut the strips.

Next punch a small hole on each end of the strips while the strips are stacked together.
Once you have your hole punched insert a brad at each end. Then you'll want to start pulling apart each strip. (You'll notice that your ornament will naturally take on a sphere shape once you pull the strips apart.)
Simply tie a string to one of the brads and you'll have a beautiful ornament!

There are lots of different ways you can make beautiful ornaments simply with strips of paper. Check out these other great ideas here and here.

Happy paper ornament making! I can't wait to see what you come up with!


  1. This is so cute! I cannot wait to see a tree full of them. :)

  2. Do you cut the sheets of paper lengthwise? And how wide are those strips? 1/2 inch?

  3. Yes, the strips are 1/2" each. And if you take an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper you can use the 8.5" side for length and get 22 strips from one single sheet!

  4. my 7 year old sister and i made this and i cant believe how easy it is! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!