Pretty Embellished Paper Christmas Ornaments

Take a break from the traditional Christmas red and green, and branch out into bright pastels with these sparkling paper ornaments.


What You'll Need

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  • Patterned papers
  • Scissors
  • Crafts glue
  • Gel pens: white and gold
  • Paper flower punches
  • Embellishments: stickers, beads, tiny pom-poms, snowflakes, stars, flowers, and rhinestones
  • Rickrack scrap
  • 1/4- to 1/2-inch-wide ribbon scraps

Download the free patterns.

How to Make It

1. Download the free patterns; print and cut them out. Cut a front and back shape for each ornament from patterned paper. Cut the corresponding pattern shapes from coordinating patterned papers.

2. For the rose-and-pink ornament: Adhere the top and bottom decorative shapes to the front using crafts glue. Use a white gel pen to outline the swirls; let dry. Embellish the design with flower shapes punched from patterned papers or use flower stickers. Glue snowflakes, rhinestones, and a tiny pom-pom in place.

3. For the cream ornament: Adhere the diamond and circles to the front. Trim the excess paper from the circles. Use a gold gel pen to outline the diamond and circles.

4. For the green ornament: Use a white gel pen to make dots on the front. Glue rickrack around the center circle; adhere the trimmed circle to the scalloped circle. Glue the assembled circles to the front.

5. To finish the ornaments: Adhere a ribbon hanging loop at the top and cover with the topper shape. Glue the front of the ornament to the back and trim the edges.

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