Make these brightly colored paper ornaments to adorn your tree or window. They are quick and easy to create with paper, pencil, scissors, and glue.
Onion Ornament: 3 1/2 x 4 1/4” h
Ogee Ornament: 3 1/2 x 5” h
Small Ornament: 1 3/4 x 2” h (not pictured)
Canson Mi-Teintes Colored Artist Paper, 19.5 x 25.5 inches.
(One sheet makes 27 pieces of the Onion or the Ogee. Shown in Champagne, Red Earth & Royal Blue)
String or Ribbon
White Charcoal Pencil (optional)
First cut out the larger patterns; save the onion shaped center scraps, then use them to make the smaller patterns. Carefully cutting the center from the larger ornament will ensure a smooth edge for the outside of the smaller ornament.
Mark longest edge of Mi-Teintes paper with a small pencil mark at 2 1/2 inch intervals.
Fold into an accordion at markings.
Cut out Paper ornament patterns.
Lay straight edge of pattern along each folded edge and trace three times along edge.
Alternate patterns along each folded edge.
Cut out each pattern, cutting through one fold (two layers) at a time.
Use 4 to 12 pieces to assemble each ornament. Ornaments pictured have 10-11 pieces.
Use white charcoal pencil to draw on inside if desired.
Keeping ornament pieces folded in half (with any drawing on inside) apply glue stick to one side.
Place second piece on top of glue, line up folded edges, press firmly.
Repeat last two steps until desired number of pieces have been glued together.
Keep each new piece flush with the others along folded edge.
Join last piece to first piece.
Open ornament and lay flat with first and last (unjoined) pieces facing up.
Apply glue to one side. Fold one layer over the other, and press firmly to attach.
Allow to dry under a book to keep paper flat. Protect book with scrap paper.
When dry, open and refold ornament along each section to return to rounded shape.
Pass a length of string or ribbon through opening in center and tie to hang.
Printable pdf instructions: BCC Paper Ornament Pattern