December 10

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Start with 5 strips of paper equal in width. One short strip, two  little longer equal in length, and two longest strips equal in length. 

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Gather the strips together and glue together at the bottom as pictured. 

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Glue the other end of the center strip and bring the second strip up to stick on to the center section. 

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Repeat on the other side. 

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Next, take the longest piece and adjust how much space you want in between the sections. Glue to the bottom and trim off excess. 

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Repeat on other side. 

Another way to do this is to gather each end and staple. Glue on your ribbon to hang! Try other shapes like circles, hearts, teardrops and more!

December 3

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Take any shape and turn them into these ornaments. I’ve included a template with a few basic shapes so you can print out and trace as well!

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For a circle, I just used the ribbon spool I had.

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I tried to be crafty with this one so I put a little ornament topper on there. Make your first shape and use as a template if you are creating your own shape like this.

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Trace 10 shapes on a sheet of paper.

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Cut out.

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Fold in half. For this shape, I folded just the first one to make a guideline.

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Stack together. As you can see, the pen ink is really noticeable. Try using pencil lightly so it doesn’t show up too dark.

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For this shape, I decided to sew. But you can fold and glue the sides as well. (see below)

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To glue, fold each section, glue one half and place another folded piece onto the glued section.

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Fold each section up.

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And you’re done! Hold up and admire!

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Save and print for templates!

25 Days of Christmas

Paper Ornaments Edition!

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My husband and I recently sold our condo in Vermont and moved down to North Carolina! An opportunity came very quickly so we ended up renting for a year while we get adjusted to a new location and can house hunt at our leisure.

Most of our things are in storage. Pretty much everything but the necessities – including ALL of the Christmas stuff. Sigh. We found our tiny tree in the front of the storage unit soooo I convinced Ryan to put up a small tree. I stared at a naked tree until I though of something – paper ornaments! We have a half a ream of copy paper, my glue gun and the internet. Perfect!

Come along with me in my journey of filling a tree with only paper ornaments!