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Mon 03

ORNAMENTS for the Tree

Every year I make a new ornament or two for our Christmas tree.  I often make ornaments to give to papercrafting friends, too.  The bases for this year's ornaments are kraft papier mache dimensional circles that I purchased at Michael's for about $1 each.  They come with the gold string attached.  I made my ornaments double-sided, but you could do them as one-sided and attach to cards or packages as embellishments.

I decided to use dies from Memory Box and PoppyStamps for the central image on each side of the ornaments.  I also used up some paper left from last year on this first one:  First Snowfall (red, from the Mistletoe Collection) and Poinsettia Birds (green, from the Tinsel Collection).  Grass Shimmer paper makes a great poinsettia leaf and Chloe Stem. After cutting out the dies and assembling the poinsettia, I edged the ornament with a gold pen before adhering the background circle and then layering on the Chloe Stem and the Blooming Poinsettia.  I added Diamond Glaze to the poinsettia center and used an Ice White Pearl Pen to add pearls to the Chloe Stem.


  • Chloe Stem 98321 Memory Box
  • Blooming Poinsetia 861 PoppyStamps

On the other side, I used the Lorelai Leaf layered over the Penne Frame, added large white pearls for the mistletoe, and finished it with a dotted bow.


  • Lorelai Leaf 839 PoppyStamps
  • Penne Frame 98387 Memory Box

For the second ornament, I edged it with a red marker and added circles cut from Memory Box red gingham paper.  On this side, I added a white circle punched from Neenah White card stock and layered on the Virtuoso Music and the Lady Dancing.  I also repurposed the Chloe Stem as an overskirt on the dancer and added a bow at the waist and red gemstones to highlight the skirt detail.


  • Virtuoso Music 98356 Memory Box
  • Lady Dancing 98394 Memory Box
  • Chloe Stem 98321 Memory Box

The reverse side features the Frostyville Wreath cut from Neenah White card stock, accented with red gemstones and a gingham bow.


  • Frostyville Wreath 98418 Memory Box

These ornaments went together rather quickly.  I know I'll be making more as I now have a large stash of those papier mache forms!

Happy Crafting for the holidays!


those are very fun.

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