Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Scrapbook paper tree ornament

I have been looking for an easy ornament for my kids to make to carry on one of my annual Christmas traditions and I found this idea on the BHG website. I thought it was cute and looked extremely easy ...plus there is no paint or glitter involved so I am happy :)

Materials needed:
Scrapbook paper (I used thick paper that had a cotton like texture to it with glitter accents..got it at the Dollar Store)
Thin wire
Glue
Beads (optional)

Method:
Cut three pieces of wire (approximately 10 inches each) and bend the top of each wire into a loop.

I used a dab of hot glue to attach the 3 wires together and then wrapped a small piece of paper around the glue to hide it. Make sure the loops are pointing in various directions.
 Draw three circles of gradually increasing size on the back of the scrapbook paper. I used thee mugs to draw the circles in these sizes: 3.5 inches, 4.25 inches and 5.25 inches.

Cut the circles out leaving approximately 1/2 an inch outside the circle and then carefully rip the paper along the line to give a rough edge.
 
 Cut from the side of the circle to the middle.
 Wrap the paper into a cone and glue the edge down.
Cut the tip of the cones to create a small hole in the top so the wires can fit through.
 
Feed all 3 wires through the smallest cone and glue to the wire. Do the same with the medium cone and then the large one. Spread the wires out and make the same loop on the bottom.  Attach a string and hang on your tree.
My daughter has just put our garland up on the banister so I could get a picture of it hanging. These ornaments are a good size and super cute.

Enjoy.
Stephanie

39 comments:

  1. Wow, that is really cute! Love easy crafts like that....great job!

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  2. This is cute-and doesn't sound too hard! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This is so darling! I'd be so happy if you dropped in and linked the post to All Things Merry & Brite blog party!
    xoxo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  4. Very cute and easy. I'll have to bookmark this for my Cookie Exchange/playgroup. Found you at Thrilling Thursday

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  5. Very sweet...I am so excited that bloggers are posting Christmas ideas early so we can get some of these great projects made!!

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  6. These will be a great project for my granddaughters and I to do. Thanks for sharing with all of us at Fun Fabric Thursday.

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  7. That is just adorable! Seems simple enough to make too! Thanks so much for linking up to the Holiday Hookup!!!!

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  8. Really cute! I like how simple this is!

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  9. I love the idea of the wire. Now you have me thinking...

    I would be honored if you would stop by my Commercial Break Linky List and link this in! http://suzysartsycraftsysitcom.blogspot.com/2010/11/commercial-break-thursday-promote_18.html

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  10. Those are adorable - love the combination of the paper and the wire.

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  11. This is just too cute! The wire adds such a fun touch!

    Thanks so much for linking up to SS!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com

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  12. Ca Ute! Love this idea! Thanks for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  13. Ooo! Super cute! Guess I've got a few fun projects to do now after checking out your site!

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  14. What a great tutorial and such a cute project! I'd love if you linked up to my Scrappy Saturdays: http://www.scrappy-gifts.com/2010/11/38th-scrappy-saturdays.html

    or if you ever wanted to share a scrapbook tutorial and guest post on my site, let me know =D

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  15. Completely adorable and a great tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing!
    www.theivycottageblog.blogspot.com
    -Amanda

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  16. Very cute! I have not seen this at BHG, thanks for sharing!

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  17. Adorable! I can't wait to make one!

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  18. Love this! I would really like to share your tutorial with my readers at MyFourMonkeys.com. Could you email me at angie@myfourmonkeys.com and let me know if that would be okay with you. I would post a short bio and linkback with the it of course. Great idea!

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  19. positively love this and it looks so easy!

    Happy Thanksgiving,
    Janet xox

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  20. Turned out cute! link up http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2010/11/glam-party-3.html

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  21. We made these too! The kids loved them... I can't thank you enough!

    http://happyjoyousandfreeblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/hand-print-ornaments.html

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  22. Stephanie, How adorable! Thanks so much for linking to the party - I greatly appreciate it! I featured these today - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you have a lovely week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  24. It's great for chistmas decor. Love u kid. You are so very artistic.

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