DIY · Ephemera

Christmas Ornaments Type 5 – Day 1

I hope you are up for type 5 of the easy paper Christmas ornaments in various vintage bauble shapes! This type is the most labor intensive to make, since there is more fussy cutting than on the other ones. But it might also be the most impressive ornament:
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Wings of Whimsy: Christmas Ornament Type 5 #vintage #ephemera #freebie #christmas #ornamentWings of Whimsy: Christmas Ornament Type 5 #vintage #ephemera #freebie #christmas #ornamentWings of Whimsy: Christmas Ornament Type 5 #vintage #ephemera #freebie #christmas #ornamentWings of Whimsy: Christmas Ornament Type 5 #vintage #ephemera #freebie #christmas #ornamentWings of Whimsy: Christmas Ornament Type 5 #vintage #ephemera #freebie #christmas #ornamentI highly recommend using the technique from Type 4, by glueing the pieces back to back before cutting around the outer sides, but you must cut away the inside parts first:
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  • Print the ornament on cardstock, my go-to paper is Canon Matte Photo Paper (160g)
  • Score on all the vertical lines and fold the pieces down the middle with pattern facing outwards
  • Cut out the inside part and remove it (you might want to use a sharp craft knife for the details)
  • Unfold and refold the pieces with the patterns facing inwards (like in the photo above)
  • Carefully align the pieces as best you can
  • Glue the pieces back-to-back, to create a 3D ornament (I use an ordinary glue stick for this)
  • Cut out the 4 sides
  • You might want to subtly ink the edges, to avoid seing the white paper…
  • To hang, either punch a hole and insert ribbon, or sandwich the ribbon in the middle when glueing the pieces together
  • Optional: I used spray glue and glittered the whole ornament for some grand seasonal sparkle 🙂
  • Optional: For some of my ornaments I also glued glass glitter on the edges. I used silver, and gold, and even pearl for some, which gives a beautiful frosted look. If you opt for glittered edges, you can skip the inking 😉
  • TADAH: you have a lovely 3D ornament to decorate your tree, or hang in a window 🙂

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I have used elements from the following sources for these designs:

Boston Toy Emporium – The Graphics Fairy

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3 thoughts on “Christmas Ornaments Type 5 – Day 1

  1. I was looking at an older post and loved the calendar pages you did for the paper frames. Will you be doing calendar pages for 2017? The days were listed down the side instead of across the top.
    Also, the paper doll ornaments, LOVE, I have a few of my dolls I am going to do this with. I cannot find the one in the tea cup, though. Could you post the tea cup angel/doll ornament again? She had her hand in a red stocking and her arm around a doll.
    And lastly, could you post a photo of the type of scissors you use for the intricate cutting you do? I just cannot seem to get into the smaller areas the way you do.
    You are the bestest! Thank you for all you share. Holiday Blessings Now and Throughout the New Year, Susie, Port Huron, Michigan, USA.

    1. Hello Dear 🙂

      I’m not sure which older calendar you are referring to, is it the paper frames: or the calendar frame: ? I’ll not be reposting any of the paperdolls (at least not this December), but here is the link to the original post: Remember these were 2014, so you need to click into the Christmas 2014 subfolder, there you will find another subfolder named Paper Dolls 🙂 I’ll share my scissors, I actually have just one pair that I use and it’s a regular size…lol! But I’ll try to convey a few of my tips on how to cut with it. For the very odd occasion that I can’t use my scissors, I use and X-acto knife. xoxoxo

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