Paper Curl Ornament

Remember those wedding invitation ornaments I posted about a while back? Well I took the same idea and gave it a little Christmas-y twist this past weekend! I love how this paper curl ornament turned out!

Paper Curl Ornament

I’m participating in the Ornament Exchange hosted by One Artsy Mama, and this is the ornament I made for my exchange partner.

I used the same process I used for the wedding invitation ornaments, but instead of a wedding invitation, I cut up a piece of fun Christmas card stock and made paper curls out of that.

I also etched an “S” onto the glass ornament to personalize it a bit. :-) I tied a piece of gold elastic cord through the loop for hanging on a tree, and I was done!

Paper Curl Ornament

Can you see the S? It’s pretty faint, but it’s there!

Filling a glass ornament with paper curls is such a quick, simple, and pretty way to make an ornament. Plus you can personalize it however you want!

Have you ever made a handmade Christmas ornament? We used to make salt dough ornaments when we were kids, but I like this idea. It’s a little more grown-up. :-)

If you’re looking for a few other Christmas crafts, check out these tutorials!


I link up at these awesome parties!

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  1. Ooh, pretty, Jessi! Your partner will love it!

  2. I just bought some clear glass ornaments tonight to do something similar, I’ll share soon :)

  3. I love that! Very cute – will have to try that!

  4. Love this – very elegant!

  5. Very cute!

    Team Craftwell

  6. I love how the paper curls look in the ornaments! Seeing these makes me want to go find some empty glass ornaments and make some myself!

  7. These ornaments are too cute! Thank you for sharing them at my party! Have a great week!

  8. This turned out so cute. I’d love for you to stop by and link it up to my weekly link party. http://thelifeofjenniferdawn.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-19.html

  9. So lovely!!! Love the idea! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Happy week !

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  10. Love these little ornaments! They really are super versatile since you can use all different types of paper!

  11. So simple and beautiful, I love it!!

  12. I made some ornaments similar to these with sayings from patterned scrapbook paper a few years ago. They are so easy and so cute. You could do so many different things with these!

  13. I just love these! Handmade ornaments are always so cool I think!

    Thanks for partying with us @ Keep Calm & Link Up! Have an awesome week :)
    xo, Meredith @ http://www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

  14. Great idea!! Maybe I’ll do this for my last two glass ornaments. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime.

  15. As the receiver of this adorable ornament, I can say it’s even better in person!! Thanks again, and so glad I found your blog on the link up!!

    • Aww I’m glad you like it Sandra! And I’m glad you found the blog; sorry I didn’t even think to email you a link… Also, I wanted it to be a surprise, so I didn’t want you to find it before the ornament showed up! :-)

  16. Cool ornament! When I saw the thumbnail (came here from nifty thrifty sunday!) I though it was filled with sweets (thinking with my stomach, oh dear).

    Anyway, it looks really fab, I feel inspired to track down some clear ornaments and try it out too!

  17. Such a simple but cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

  18. I have a box of these ornaments in the basement begging for a makeover. Hmm, now I just need to find the time. :-)


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