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Paper Mache Christmas Ornament Decor Idea

I used a paper mache base and striped paper to create this Dimensional Magic Christmas ornament – it’s very easy and looks so cute!

Mod Podge Dimensional Magic Christmas ornament

I’m in major ornament making mode for the holidays, so I decided to bring a project I made last year back with a tutorial.

If I am just sitting down and having crafting fun this time of year, I always make a few Dimensional Magic Christmas ornaments.

Let’s be honest, they’re quick (at least more so than say, a dresser). But they are also perfect for Mod Podging.

This particular ornament combines Mod Podge and Dimensional Magic, so if you’ve never tried DM before, this is your chance. Here’s how this ornament was made.

Paper Mache Christmas Ornament

Gather These Supplies


Trace the ornament with the pencil onto the back of your sheet of scrapbook paper. Cut the shape out just inside the lines (carefully) and set aside.


Paint the entire ornament with several coats of Pure Gold, back and front. Allow to dry.


You will be Mod Podging the paper to the front of the ornament only (choose either side). Put a medium layer of Mod Podge down on the ornament, being sure to get the edges well.

Lay your sheet of paper onto the ornament and align the paper shape with the ornament shape. Smooth thoroughly with your hands – a brayer works very well too.

Wipe away any Mod Podge that comes out the sides. Allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes.


Spread a top coat of Mod Podge onto the paper, as well as over the entire ornament. Allow to dry and apply another coat. Allow to dry.


Use Mod Podge to apply the die cut shape of your choice to the front of the ornament. Smooth and allow to dry.


Apply Dimensional Magic to the top of the die cut shape. Work slowly. Dimensional Magic is great, because surface tension near the edges keeps it on the shape as long as you don’t squeeze out way too much.

Allow the Dimensional Magic to dry in a warm place, NOT near a window, especially this time of year. Cool weather makes DM crack.


Either use craft glue or a hot glue gun to attach the ribbon to the outside of the ornament. Allow to dry.


Add some texture to your ornament with the snowflake brads. Make a small slit in the ornament in various places and slip the brads in.

Don’t push them flat to the surface. They look great popping off the surface! My brads are sparkly so they add a little fun glitter, too.


The final step is to glue the gem at the bottom of the ornament. Allow to cool and you’re finished.

Mod Podge Dimensional Magic Christmas ornament
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Wednesday 20th of February 2013

This is really nice! I like it and I shared it with our CafeMom group Holiday and Party Crafts with a link back here for the tutorial. Thanks ~ Yolanda ~


Saturday 27th of October 2012

Amy, these are awesome! Thanks for the inspiration, I can't wait to this with the silver and gold dimensional magic.

Leah the Orange

Wednesday 7th of December 2011

lurrrrrrve this one! and i have that SEI paper! i wanna get Podgy this weekend, but i'm working on canvases for a commissioned project, so sadly, my holiday decor is neglected this year. SAD MONKEE! :(


Tuesday 6th of December 2011

Love this Amy! It's so pretty now!


Friday 2nd of December 2011

I always look at those ornaments thinking they could really be made into something special if I only had inspiration. Your idea is great! I've seen so many wonderful ideas for all that yummy scrapbook paper I'm seeing everywhere. I might just have to treat myself to some to make something with and these ornaments would be a great place to start.

I've linked to your blog and this post as part of my Tutorial Thursday - here's the post - Tutorial Thursday.

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