How to make Paper Christmas Ornaments

here is detailed tutorial for the paper Christmas ornament sphere. I tried several pictures to make it easy to follow.

Time: 20-30 minutes


12 X 12 piece Scrapbook Paper (one per ornament)
Paper Cutter
Hot Glue and Glue Gun

Step 1: To maximize the use of paper, first cut 12” strips as follows:

2- 1” strips
4- 1.25” strips
2- 1.5” strips

Step 2: Step 3: Next, make the following cuts (see photo below):

The 2- 1” strips will stay the same at 1”X12”
The 2- 1.25” strips will each be cut into 2 – 8” strips
The 2- 1.5” strips will each be cut into 2 – 10” strips

Step 4: Tape the corresponding strips together as shown below.

Step 5: Fold each strip like an accordion.

Step 6: Use hot glue to glue the ends of each strip together. Here is a top and side view.

Step 7: Bend the circle strip inward to form a medallion. Add a drop of hot glue in the middle and hold the medallion together for a few seconds until the glue is dry.  Blowing helps!

Repeat for each strip until you have five medallions.

Step 8: Hot glue each layer together to form a sphere as shown.

Step 9: Cut a piece of twine and hot glue it to the top of the ornament for the hanger.

Step 10: Tie a ribbon bow around the top.