DIY Paper-covered Ornaments

Well, we’re finally feeling better around here and I’m finished with my Christmas shopping!! YAY! So, hopefully that means more time for doing my projects and blogging about them. :) As for this one, I really can’t think of a more clever name for this DIY project, so paper-covered ornaments it is!

Last year I pinned this lovely ornament featured on Flea Market Style back in 2010. But unfortunately the photo was not accompanied by a tutorial. So, I set out to make my own paper-covered ornaments for my new Christmas tree this year.

I selected my tools: Christmas craft ornaments (from Hobby Lobby and 50% off – yay!!), Mod Podge, craft sponge brush, glitter and cut up pieces of an old book, which was in my yard sale pile. Not pictured is the twine I tied to the top of the ornaments with which to hang them.

First, I cut up the strips of paper. And then I just Mod Podged (is that a verb?) the paper strips to the ornament. I mostly applied them vertically, but threw in some horizontal ones every now and then. I did not take a single picture of the process. Firstly because it was so simple, and secondly because my hands were sticky and somewhat covered in glitter. :)

Once the ornament was covered in paper, I took a pinch of glitter and lightly dusted the ornament. The first time I tried to add glitter, I tried to pour it from the bottle and that just looked clumpy. So, pinching a small amount and adding it to the ornament seemed to work much better. Tie a piece of twine to the top, hang it to let it dry and it’s all done.

Finished product = simple and cheap Christmas ornaments. (It did take about 30 minutes per ornament, so allow for a bit of time to accomplish this one.)

Have you made any ornaments this year? If so, I’d love to see them linked up in the comments!

Linked up to: Not JUST a Housewife | Home Stories A to Z | A Bowl Full of Lemons | My Repurposed Life | The Shabby Nest | Thirty Handmade Days | DIY Showoff | Brassy Apple | Lil’ Luna |


  1. says

    Love these. I also have this ornament pinned! Love how yours turned out. So cute. I’ve been a bit rubbish this year, the only decor I’ve done is a super simple felt garland. Off to peruse your blog now I’ve found it!


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