Holly Jolly DIY Paper Ornaments

Holly Jolly DIY Paper Ornaments

Holly Jolly DIY Paper Ornaments
Holly Jolly DIY Paper Ornaments
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The best part about decorating the Christmas tree is being able to customize your holiday aesthetic! Now you can put a homemade spin on your tree with these positively stunning Holly Jolly DIY Paper Ornaments! This simple ornament craft is a Christmas activity the whole family can enjoy. Just cut, staple, and hang for festive decor you won't want to take down until February! These DIY ornaments are modeled after a classic ornament shape, and they'll complement any other wintry decor. The best part? Since this paper ornament tutorial uses brilliantly colored holiday print paper, it's an easy way to deck the halls on a budget.

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Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

MaterialsPaper, Yarn

Primary TechniquePaper Crafts

Project or Page Size8.5 inches x 11 inches

Type of Paper UsedConstruction Paper

Difficulty LevelBeginner



Age GroupElementary School, Pre-Teens, Teens

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Westcott 8'' Design Line Scissors
  • Westcott Carbo Titanium Narrow Body Trimmer
  • Colorful paper
  • Hole punch
  • Stapler
  • Twine


  1. Gather your supplies.

  2. Using your Westcott CarboTitanium Narrow Body Trimmer cut the paper into one-inch strips (using five strips per ornament). Make two strips seven inches, two that are six inches, and one that is five inches.

  3. Stack strips together and line up the top edges. Staple one-inch down to leave room for a hole-punched twine handle.

  4. On the opposite end, line up all the different length strips so they meet. The ornament will then take shape. Secure with another staple.

  5. Next, punch a hole in the top and cut the twine with your Westcott 8” Design Line Scissors. Last, tread the twine through the hole and hang for all to see!

What's your favorite DIY Christmas ornament? Let us know below in the comments!

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Let's see, it's inexpensive, very easy to make and very pretty. And another important quality for me, it's Unbreakable. I have four little grand kids so that's a very important point. I read the directions and between how well they are written and the pictures, it's going to be a very easy and quick project.

My favorite ornament to make is felt birds. My mother made them years and years ago and I've carried on the tradition. The ones she made are such cherished ornaments.

will be a money maker for our church hopefully.

My favorite DIY Christmas ornament is to fair isle knit ornaments out of coloful yarn!

I really enjoy designing and making fresh wreaths for the front door each Christmas.

I love creating handmade paper or beaded Tree ornaments, last year I even tried my hand at clay angels, they turned out great.

I like making small snowmen from felt that can be used as ornaments or a pin.

paper snowflakes

Nice paper cutter. I'd use that a lot.

Love the idea. Hope to start making some for this Christmas soon!

These are so sweet! Love to embroidery on paper ornaments!


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