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How to make easy and elegant Christmas paper ornaments for your Christmas tree or as a pretty Christmas garland. Mix and match decorative papers with your holiday decor!
I’m back with another Xyron Design Team project!
This week, our design team is playing with Waffle Flower products, and many of us chose this fun set of stamps that can make multiple plaid patterns:
Each line (that you see above) is an individual stamp, so you can mix and match to create exactly what you need for your projects.
I decided to make plaid paper ornaments for our Christmas tree.
FTC Disclaimer: I’ve received products/compensation as part of the Xyron Design Team. These Christmas Paper Ornaments, however, are 100% my own project! Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. I explain more here.
Let’s get started!
How to Make Easy and Elegant Christmas Paper Ornaments
- Waffle Flower “Plaid Play” Stamps
- Xyron® Tape Runner
- Swingline Paper Trimmer, Classic Cut Lite
- Pink metallic cardstock
- Red and green cardstock
- Large acrylic stamping block
- StazOn Multi-Surface Ink Pad in Stone Gray — Tsukineko
- Metallic silver marker — Sharpie
- Die cutting machine (I use a Sizzix Big Shot)
- Ornament dies by Tim Holtz/Sizzix
- Fall Foliage dies by Tim Holtz/Sizzix
- Scrap paper
- Stickles Glitter Glue in Red and Frosted Lace
- Red Sequins
- Hole Punch — Fiskars
- Baker’s twine
Step One: Practice with the Plaid Play stamps on scrap paper to determine what pattern you want to make.
I decided to use two of the stamps to make a “buffalo check” pattern.
Step Two: Cut your chosen cardstock to 6″ x 6″ squares.
The Swingline paper trimmer is perfect for this — as it cuts through multiple sheets like butter!
Step Three: Stamp a buffalo check pattern onto the 6″ x 6″ pink metallic cardstock sheets.
First, I stamped at an angle and kept my rows as even as possible just eye-balling it.
Keep scrap paper underneath each sheet while you’re stamping, to catch any parts of the stamp that go off the cardstock as you stamp towards the corners.
Next, I used the “other” similar stamp to finish the buffalo check pattern by stamping at an angle in the opposite direction:
Step Four: Run the cardstock through a die cutting machine using Christmas ornament dies.
Here’s what they look like with the pretty buffalo check pattern:
Step Five: Run red and green cardstock through a die cutting machine with small dies to create sprigs of Winter greenery and red twigs.
I used two dies from the Fall Foliage by Tim Holtz die set.
Step Six: Using a Xyron Tape Runner, apply adhesive to the backs of the Winter greenery and red twigs, and adhere each to an ornament.
Step Seven: Color the top of each ornament with a metallic silver Sharpie, as seen above and below.
Step Eight: Add red glitter glue to the red twigs, and frosted lace glitter glue around the perimeter of each ornament.
Step Nine: Put a tiny bit of adhesive down with your Xyron Tape Runner, then attach the sequins to each ornament.
Step Ten: Punch a hole in the top of each ornament and run a small piece of baker’s twine through the hole to hang.
I can’t wait to hang these on our tree this year!
The pink color will be a nice soft color to counterbalance some of the more vibrant ornaments.
However, I’m also thinking they would look great as a Christmas garland or attached to wrapped Christmas gifts!
Be sure to visit our Xyron Facebook Page this week to see all of the fun Waffle Flower crafts we created!
Happy holiday crafting!