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Make A Colorful Christmas Tree Ornament


i, I’m Donni Webber, a writer of my own DIY blog. When Dianne Weller, owner of contacted me to see if I’d be interested in creating some special Christmas ornament DIY projects for her, I was delighted and jumped at the chance to write for this wonderful site that’s full of unique and decorative Christmas Ornaments.

Our craft today is a pretty Christmas Tree ornament. This little beauty is super quick and easy to make and, best of all, you probably have all the materials needed right there in your home.

The supplies we needed were:

* colorful scrapbook paper with two or three different patterns... single or double sided will work (from our local craft store)
* three different sized jar lids
* scissors
* pencil
* glue dots (from our local craft store - any glue will work just as well)
* a needle and thread

Time: 15 minutes

The lids we chose were 4 inches in diameter, 3 inches in diameter and 2 inches in diameter - but any three different sized jar lids will work just as well.

I laid each jar lid on the scrapbook paper and, using a pencil, drew around the lid to make a circle on the paper. As I only used two different scrapbook patterns, I laid the largest and smallest lids on the polka dot paper and the middle sized lid on the plaid paper.

Then, Kitty and I used scissors to cut the circle patterns out of the paper.

Here are our three different sized circles...

 We folded each circle in half.

And used the fold to cut each circle in half.

 Then, we put a glue dot on one of the corners of each half circle and bent our paper around and stuck the other corner to the the glue dot too, making a tiny party hat.

With our scissors, we cut strips all around our party hat, each strip ending about half the way up the hat.

We held each strip firmly between our forefingers and thumb and ran our thumb nails along the paper, making the strip curl upward at the end.

We stacked our circles, each on top of the other, first the big one, then the medium one and then the smallest. For Kitty, this was the funnest part as our ornament suddenly started to look like a Christmas Tree!

With our needle and thread, we passed the needle through the center tips of our Christmas Tree to make a loop for our ornament to hang from. We used another glue dot to secure the thread on the inside of the ornament so that the hanging loop will remain in place.

Voila!!! What a pretty little Christmas Tree ornament we have made!

Each set of three circles makes two ornaments. Use all sorts of pretty paper to make a festive and colorful forest for your Christmas Tree this Holiday Season.

Blessings and magic,

Donni Webber : Mom of two sunbursts of joy, wife, crafter, knitter, gardener, explorer, traveler. Come join us on our Waldorf inspired blog, The Magic Onions, where the wonder of childhood and the magic of nature collide to make each moment a precious gift.

How did you like this project? Do you have an ornament project you would like to share? Please send me an email with your comments, ideas, or DIY craft project to

Dianne Weller

Written by Dianne Weller
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