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!

7 comments:

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

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

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

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  4. Your decorations will make for the greatest tree!

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

    Barb
    www.turtlesandtails.blogspot.com

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  6. 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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