Make Christmas ornaments using kraft paper

Make Christmas ornaments using kraft paperI’ve been noticing an influx of brown kraft paper in craft projects lately – and I like it. I don’t know what the official definitely of “kraft paper” is, but to me it’s anything brown and paper-like. Meaning that you could also use grocery bags, lunch sacks or whatever you have laying about. This is another collection of ornaments that are really easy to make, and they have a simple and festive feel. I pretty much love them. Here’s how I made them.

Gather These Supplies

  • Martha Stewart acrylic ornament shapes
  • Martha Stewart stickers – Christmas themed
  • Brown kraft paper
  • Mod Podge Matte
  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic (optional)
  • Baker’s twine
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

IMG_2883Trace your shapes on your kraft paper of choice using the pencil.

IMG_2891Cut out your ornament shapes just inside the pencil lines. And the nice thing about using kraft paper is that you can erase the pencil lines and you never even knew they were there.

IMG_2894Mod Podge your kraft paper to the back of the ornament shape and let dry. You’ll notice there’s a little bit of overlap with the paper . . . you can trim that off with scissors once the shapes are dry.

IMG_2903This step is totally optional but I just love Dimensional Magic. I like to put DM on the front of all my acrylic shape projects to give them a little dimension and shine.

IMG_2908Place the stickers on the top of the ornaments. Stickers adhere to DM very well, so make sure of your placement! I also thought about it, and it would be fun to add letter stickers and really personalize these. I know – genius.

IMG_2909Loop baker’s twine to finish them off.

Make Christmas ornaments using kraft paperI’m in love with kraft paper ornaments and I think these bad boys are just the beginning. What would you make with kraft paper? I need some other suggestions!