12 Crafts for the Season - Day 6: Make Your Own 3D Paper Ornaments

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Holiday ornaments can liven up any room with their fun and eye-catching designs, but did you know you can make your own with just some paper and string? Let us show you how.

This craft is so simple and yet, when paired with beautiful colours and a maybe a few embellishments, it can turn anybody’s head in awe. The most fun part is that you have full control over the colours, textures, and sparkle-factor, which means that the ornaments can be made to perfectly match your home décor. Alternatively, you could do it totally different to anything else you currently have and change the whole feel of the place with just paper! The world, truly, is your oyster.

To make your own 3D paper ornaments, you will need:

  • Couple sheets of coloured paper
  • Hole puncher or awl
  • String, twine, or ribbon
  • Optionally, you can also add embellishments such as tassels, beads, etc.

How to:

  • Cut out five strips of paper: two 3cm x 25cm, two 3cm x 18 cm, and one 3cm x 12cm.
  • Use a hole puncher or awl to put a hole 0.5cm away from the top and bottom of each strip.
  • Stack the papers together with the shortest strip in the middle, followed by the medium strips, and longest strips at the top hole.
  • Thread your string, twine, or ribbon through the hole and tie it off.
  • Repeat this step on the other end of the strips, and your paper should fan out.
  • On one side add a longer loop of string, twine, or ribbon so it can be hung up, and on the other you can optionally add tassels or beads to add more embellishment to the ornament. Paper crafts are so amazing because they are so versatile to work with, which means you can really experiment and work within and outside of your comfort zone. However, if you are looking to get creative with more support, check out our AAaH kits for accessible crafts designed with professional artists. If you are interested in creating 3D pieces, explore Yambe Tam’s Jesmonite Casting and Moulding kit on our website today.