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Deck the Halls

This year I decided to buy a Christmas tree of my own and "deck the halls" in my little apartment. Because I love papercrafting I loved the idea of making my own ornaments.

You'll need:

- A variety of paper patterns and textures. I used patterns in Real Red, Gumball Green, and Summer Starfruit; solid Gumball Green Cardstock; and Red and Silver Glimmer Paper.
- Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies (and a Big Shot)
- Ribbon or Twine
- Adhesive


Step 1: Cut the shapes using the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies. I used six cutouts per die shape.

Step 2: Score the cutouts down the middle. 

Step 3: Glue the backs together, but before you finish gluing all the pieces, glue the ribbon or twine in the middle of the ornament.

Step 4: Hang your darling ornament on the tree.

Clear ornaments

You'll need:
- Glass or plastic clear ornaments
- White acrylic paint
- Ink Refills. I used Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, and Basic Gray.


Step 1: Mix the acrylic paint and ink together. You'll need quite a bit of ink so don't be afraid to add a lot.

Step 2: Carefully pour the paint mixture into the clear balls. You don't need very much paint to coat the balls so add a little at a time. 

Step 3: Swirl the ink around until the ball is coated (or partly coated) in paint. If the paint is too thick to "swirl" around nicely, just add a little water.

Step 4: Let dry. Make sure the ornaments are sitting straight to dry.

Step 5: Tie a ribbon around the top of the ornament.

Step 6: Hang your darling ornament on the tree.

Haylee L
Graphic Designer


  • Diane

    Oct 23

    Great post Haylee. I love your ideas and the details of their construction. Thank you!!