Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Leftover Paper Ornament

I had some colored scrapbook paper left over from a project I'll show you later this week and figured I'd put those pieces of paper to use in an ornament. I also had a clear glass ornament and since my level of craft skill doesn't extend to ship-in-a-bottle caliber work, I needed to find something else to fill it up with.

Enter a few pieces of double-sided, Christmas-themed scrapbook paper. Perfect.

First, I sliced the paper into strips of varying width. Then I rolled the strips into little spirals and slid them into the neck of the ornament...

As I rolled up the paper, I mixed up the sizes that I put in...sometimes very thin ones, sometimes wider strips...

(Enter curious cat...)

Once the ornament was full, I put the lid back on and hung it up:

I love how many dimensions this has - there are so many things to look at inside the ornament.  It's simple to make using any festive paper you have laying around... scrapbook paper? wrapping paper? cards?

Stay homey!


  1. Oh fun I'm so making cute would it be to put sweet love notes for your other half to read!! Thanks for the great idea!! JD

  2. These are so festive -- and I love how varied the ornaments have been! Great new Christmas traditions!

  3. That's such a super cute idea! I know I must have some of those empty ornaments somewhere in my office!

  4. Your decorations will make for the greatest tree!

  5. Thanks for linking up , I love it so cute!

  6. I did one like this with ribbon, but I like the tight swirls in yours. I'll have to give that a try.


  7. Thanks, everyone! I think this would work really well with wrapping paper, too... a way to use the leftover scraps that don't quite fit over any of your gifts!


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