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Paper Ornaments for Christmas at the Last Minute!

This last minute decoupage project can save you from a sad looking home during the holidays. You’ll love these paper ornaments – with a free template!

This last minute decoupage project can save you from a sad looking home during the holidays. You'll love these paper ornaments - with a free template!

Hello everyone! This is Elba from Live Colorful and I’m really excited to be here sharing some Christmas ornaments! Today I’m going to be sharing some easy to make, modern and cool looking decoupage paper ornaments.

This last minute holiday project can save you from a sad looking home during these cheerful celebrations. Check them out:

This last minute holiday decoupage project can save you from a sad looking home during these cheerful celebrations. You'll love these paper ornaments!

The holidays are just around the corner, but let’s be honest, sometimes during this season is when we realize that we missed a couple details on our decorations.

This happens to me every year, especially when I sit down and notice empty spots on my Christmas tree, it drives me crazy!

So I decided to do something about it and use whatever I had at home to fill those empty spaces. The first material that came to mind was paper and it was probably because I have tons of paper at home.

The other thing that made me excited about paper is the idea that I can use any color I want so they match my current decorations.

Colorful Paper Ornaments

MATERIAL:

Last Minute Paper Christmas Ornaments | Live Colorful for Mod Podge Rocks Blog

STEPS:

1. Download the printable here and print as many ornaments as you need on colorful pieces of paper.

Last Minute Paper Christmas Ornaments | Live Colorful for Mod Podge Rocks Blog

2. Cut the ornaments following the lines.

3. Fold each side of the ornament. You can fold along the printed lines, so the lines stay on the inside of the shape.

Last Minute Paper Christmas Ornaments | Live Colorful for Mod Podge Rocks Blog

4. Cut small strips of ribbon. Make a fat knot at the end.

Last Minute Paper Christmas Ornaments | Live Colorful for Mod Podge Rocks Blog

5. Now you can start using the Mod Podge to glue all the sides.

6. Before you close and glue the paper ornaments, add the ribbon to hang them on the Christmas tree. Press all the sides firmly for a couple of seconds.

Last Minute Paper Christmas Ornaments | Live Colorful for Mod Podge Rocks Blog
This last minute decoupage project can save you from a sad looking home during the holidays. You'll love these paper ornaments - with a free template!

I love personalized ornaments with pictures, it’s amazing being able to see my favorite memories hanging from the Christmas tree!

If you feel the same way, cut some pictures in a triangular shape and glue them on the ornaments. I also added some glitter on the sides just for fun.

Another idea I had was to add some magazine clipping with your favorite Hollywood stars, quotes or anything fun you find out there.

I have used Mod Podge to glue glitter, pictures, tissue paper and other cool stuff on wood, clay and even pumpkins! It’s so easy to use and durable at the same time, so feel free to glue anything you want on these paper ornaments.

7. When you’re done add an extra layer of Mod Podge on each side of the ornaments to make them more resistant to water and dust.

This last minute holiday decoupage project can save you from a sad looking home during these cheerful celebrations. You'll love these paper ornaments!
This last minute holiday decoupage project can save you from a sad looking home during these cheerful celebrations. You'll love these paper ornaments!

Now you are ready to hang your new decoupage ornaments and fill out those empty spaces on your Christmas tree.

I decided that these would look amazing as a garland above the chimney or to decorate a wall that looks sad and empty.

Also, if you realize that what you need is a centerpiece, filled one of your fancy plates with a couple of them. Believe me, these little paper guys could be a lifesaver for your holiday decorations and the best part, they’re so easy to make!

This last minute holiday decoupage project can save you from a sad looking home during these cheerful celebrations. You'll love these paper ornaments!
This last minute decoupage project can save you from a sad looking home during the holidays. You'll love these paper ornaments - with a free template!

Paper Ornaments

Yield: 8 ornaments
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $2

Learn how to make paper ornaments for Christmas in a few simple steps - template provided.

Materials

  • Colorful paper sheets
  • Mod Podge Matte
  • Paper template
  • Pictures or magazine clippings (optional)
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Ribbon

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Brush or sponge

Instructions

  1. Download the printable and print as many ornaments as you need on colorful pieces of paper.
  2. Cut the ornaments following the lines.
  3. Fold each side of the ornament. You can fold along the printed lines, so the lines stay on the inside of the shape.
  4. Cut small strips of ribbon. Make a fat knot at the end.
  5. Now you can start using the Mod Podge to glue all the sides.
  6. Before you close and glue the paper ornaments, add the ribbon to hang them on the Christmas tree. Press all the sides firmly for a couple of seconds.
  7. Cut images to fit the sides of the ornament - Mod Podge down and let dry. You can also add Mod Podge and apply glitter to random sides. Let dry before hanging.

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Jacque Heaton

Monday 22nd of December 2014

Love this! My 7 year old is really into paper airplanes and other paper projects, So I know he will love doing this! Jacque homeoftheheatons.com