25 Days of Christmas – Paper Ornaments

December 1

DSC01611_20171201084902063If you do a quick Google or YouTube search, you will find countless ideas and instructions on how to make these. They are so simple and so pretty! You can layer them, trim the edges with scalloped scissors, add lace – be creative! Here are the steps I took:

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8.5 x 11 sheet of paper

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Fold in half, then again and as many times as you would like for the size of your rosette. A quartered sheet rosette will make about a 5.5″ diameter rosette.

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Cut along fold lines.

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Accordion fold each piece.

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Glue each section together. Two sections with tight accordion folds will make a tight edged rosette. Use 3-4 sections for more of a fan edge.

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Glue the ends together to make a circle.

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Scrunch the top together and align all the folds. A flat surface helps keep the paper from buckling and flying out of your hand.

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Slowly push the paper down making sure the center is tight and stays together. This is much easier when you have more rows or paper in your circle.

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Press flat holding the center together.

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Glue center of each side including a little around the center hole as well.

And that’s all! Embellish as you wish and add a string or ribbon to hang!

 Items needed:
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Copy Paper
HP Printer Paper, Multipurpose Ultra White, 20lb, 8.5 x 11, Letter, 96 Bright – 500 Sheets / 1 Ream (112000R) Made In The USA
Scissors
Fiskars 8 Inch Softgrip Scissors Straight, Stainless Steel (01-004761J)
Glue
Elmer’s All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Clear, Washable, 4 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks

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!