DIY · Ephemera

St. Nicholas Christmas Ornament – from 1 sheet of paper

I loved Anna’s idea on Tuesday, of making the Victorian St. Nicholas book pages into a small ornament! So much so, that I jumped to the task last night, and kept at it way past my bed time… 😛

Here it is, my tiny St. Nicholas Christmas Ornament book, made out of 1 sheet of paper, ready for you to download and make your own:

Wings of Whimsy: St. Nicholas Ornament Book - free for personal use #printable #ephemera #victorian

Print, score, cut, fold and glue, and then add some pretty scrap paper as a book cover. I have adjusted the pages so you can also choose to cut away page 16, and tuck page 1 under page 15, for a complete ornament book without extra cover 😀

In case you have not made any of these 1 sheet-of-paper-books before, I’ve also drawn up the assembly instructions. If you are wondering how to do this, you can test print the assembly instruction sheet, and use that for practice:Wings of Whimsy: St. Nicholas Ornament Book - free for personal use #printable #ephemera #victorian

And if you are still wondering how to assemble my little ornament book, I suggest checking out youtube for one of the numerous tutorials, HERE. The nice lady is also showing how to glue and add cover and ribbon to her book.

Since it is early dark here in Norway, I have not had a chance to take a picture of my finished book, but I’ll be sure to add pictures as soon as I get a chance!

My St. Nicholas Ornament Book is free for personal use and enjoyment 🙂

I have used the following elements for this design:

Bookpages – A Visit From St. Nicholas on Open Library

Antique Scissors – The Old Design Shop


8 thoughts on “St. Nicholas Christmas Ornament – from 1 sheet of paper

  1. Love, love, love it! These will look so cute on a tree!
    I’m just giddy that I inspired an idea and post.

    1. Awwww, your comment transformed my little ornament design into real magic 🙂

      I had seen the 1-sheet-book idea around and knew it would come in handy, I just needed to pair it with your idea 😀

      I may make more of these, with some of my Victorian Cherub postcards 😀 (the template is all set up and ready to go now, so it will be much quicker to make another)

      Thank you again, and thank you also for the re-blog, my very first re-blog ever 😀 😀 😀

      Gunnvor Karita

  2. Reblogged this on If I Had My Own Blue Box: and commented:
    You just have to hop over to Wings of Whimsy. The blogger, Gunnvor Karita, has the cutest Christmas storybook ornament up today. The original post a couple days ago was a set of adorable tags that screamed “ornament” to me. I commented. …. and today it is an ornament. Love it!
    The blog if filled with the most beautiful artwork and project possibilities.

  3. I followed Anna’s link to your blog and am enchanted with it! You’ve created a treasure trove of sweet vintage printables. Your pinterest boards are fabulous, too. I must go thank Anna for pointing me this way!

    1. Thank you very much Robin 🙂 I’m very exited to hear that you like my blog. It is my creative outlet, and I really enjoy sharing my little designs and musings 😀

  4. I have only recently found your lovely blog…until today I did not realize you were in Norway! I am the USA…isn’t the internet a wonderful thing? To think years ago we would never have crossed paths but now…I can be blessed by your beautiful blog from my sunny little house in Florida! Thank you for your gracious generosity in sharing your pretties!…long arm hug 🙂

    1. Thank you for the lovely comment Patti 🙂 Yes, I’m in Norway, and I absolutetly love the internet 🙂 I also happen to love Vintage Cherubs, and they were never very big in Norway. So my large collection of cherub ephemera is 99% bought from USA 🙂 Lately the international US postal rates have increased, so it has become more expensive to buy on ebay and other sites, but I’m trying to limit my purchases anyways, due to lack of funds…lol!

      I’m so happy when people all over the world visit my little corner of the internet, and are able to find something they enjoy 😀 😀 😀 I wish I had started this blog a long time ago, but really it was only when I discovered Pinterest last year that I realized there are others “like me” out there, passionate about vintage stuff and happy to share it 🙂 I am so exited to have found kindred spirits, for sure they are scarce here in Norway…lol!!

      A long arm hug right back to you in Florida 😀

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