It’s no surprise that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE paper crafting (have you seen my adorable Christmas Paper Trees from early this week). It’s my most favorite type of crafting of all.
In fact, my very first Michaels Dream Tree was created with oodles of Paper Christmas Ornaments that I made with my Cricut.
I love the idea of making an ornament each year with my kids to document the year we had.
I think I may just start that tradition up this year!
In researching potential paper Christmas ornaments for this year, I scoured Pinterest high and low for my favorite ideas.
I thought I would share what I found. I’m thinking we’ll do the mini house ornaments, but in LOTS of different colors.
Geometric everything has been all the rage for ages now and I think these diamond ornaments are everything.
They are a perfect excuse to whip out my Cricut Maker and Scoring Wheel (it would be really difficult to make these ornaments without it).
MATERIALS FOR THE GEOMETRIC PAPER ORNAMENTS
Glue Gun – Astrobrights Neon Paper – Cricut Maker – Ornament Hooks
I actually adapted this particular sewing craft for my toddler class at church and THEY LOVED IT!
I laminated 3′ inch circles, punch holes in them with a paper punch (much like in the picture) and helped them weave Christmas-colored yard through the circles.
They didn’t end up quite as polished as these, but they were a huge hit!
MATERIALS FOR NON-SEWING ORNAMENTS
Cardstock – Hole Punch – Yarn – Scissors
I have seen similar twirly top ornaments done oversized and put in store-front windows and I’M OBSESSED.
I could even see me adding a little glitter to these bad boys to help them sparkle!
I love that they are an easy paper craft that really only requires paper, scissors and a stapler. I could see my tween-age girls loving making these for their trees.
MATERIALS FOR TWIRLY TOP ORNAMENTS
Christmas Cardstock – Hole Punch – Scissors – Thin Ribbon – Stapler
Yet another paper craft made easily possible with the Cricut Maker and Scoring Wheel. These ornaments could totally be made with scissors and an exacto knife, but are made so much simpler with a Cricut Machine.
These darling threes would make a perfect addition to a Farmhouse-style tree or a rustic tree filled with pine cones and birch!
MATERIALS TO MAKE THE DIY PAPER HOUSE ORNAMENTS
Hole Punch – White Cardstock – Cricut Maker – Gold Stretch Loop
Where are my bird lovers at?! What a fun concept for a tree! These little birdhouse are so extremely colorful and festive. An entire tree full of these sweet paper houses would be adorable.
MATERIALS TO MAKE THE BIRDHOUSE ORNAMENTS
Colored Craft Rolls – Patterned Cardstock – Mini Owl Figureines – Glue Gun – Twine
These little gems were made by your one and only! I made these ornaments for my very first Michaels Dream Tree. I used my Cricut Maker (are you seeing a pattern here….paper crafts=Cricut) to cut and score these fun paper ornaments.
I used glitter paper for the ornaments so the tree would sparkle when the lights were on! I love them so much, I might need to do oversized replicas this year.
MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS DIY PAPER ORNAMENT
Christmas Cardstock – Glitter Cardstock – Foil Paper – Cricut Maker – Red Twine – Paper Glue
These lace ornaments are VERY similar to the ornaments shown about, but have the sweetest lace cutouts. These were most surely made with a Cricut Maker.
I love the crisp white ornament on the deep forest tree. It sure does give the tree a nice pop!
MATERIALS TO MAKE DIY LACE ORNAMENTS
Sewing Machine – Cricut Maker – White Cardstock – Thin Ribbon
These star and circle ornaments are SO, SO fun! They are made with a Cricut Maker and assemble using similar techniques as ornament above.
I love that these are colorful and have those extra added beads. These would be a perfect project for tweens or teenagers.
MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE RAINBOW PAPER ORNAMENTS
Rainbow Cardstock Pad – Cricut Maker – Paper Glue – Rainbow Beads – Metallic Tinsel Cord
It’s getting repetitive now, but these paper flowers are another fabulous Cricut Maker craft! Those bright colors are so striking against a crisp white tree.
While the paper flowers require a lot of paper, they are absolutely worth it. They can be saved year in and year out and are such a show-stopper.
These darling little paper balls are so easy it’s almost embarrassing. Luckily they are WAY too cute to be.
It’s amazing just strips of paper can be turned into such festive ornaments for a tree.
I picture myself creating them in all sorts of colors to put on my children’s playroom tree.
Have you ever made homemade DIY Paper Christmas Ornaments? I’d LOVE to see them! Email pictures or share them with my on social media! You can tag me at @lovetheday or #LTDcrafts.