How about orange ornaments? | How About Orange

December 10, 2007

How about orange ornaments?

Here's a paper ornament I made the other day during a coffee break with my downstairs neighbor. They're hanging in my office windows. The ornaments are, I mean—not my neighbors. That would be creepy. To make your own:

1. Download the template here.
2. Print it on colored paper.
3. Cut out each shape, score it on the dotted line, and fold it in half so the printing is on the outside. (It's easiest to cut out the middles after the shape is folded.)
4. Use a glue stick to adhere the side of one piece to the side of the next piece, and so on.
5. Trim off any parts that hang over or don't match up properly.
6. Poke a hole through the top and thread some string through to hang.

19 comments:

Sarah said...

Cute ornaments...so very "orange"! :)

Island Girl said...

I love your sense of humor. I can always count on a chuckle when I read your posts. That would be very creepy to see your neighbors hanging in your windows! Maybe not so much over Halloween!! ;)

Merry Christmas!

Grandma G said...

They go very nicely with the design on your curtains!

I'm glad about the neighbors, too!

Mum

studiosmith said...

I'm diggin your print curtains. I know, I know, that wasn't what your post was about, I'm just sayin...

Yeah, the thing about hanging your downstairs neighbor in your windows was in fact a bit creepy. Does she read your blog?

She will if she knows what's good for her!

:^(

Jane who? said...

I don't mind the occasional neighbor in the window, as long as it's tastefully done.

Jess said...

Barry, I don't know. Elizabeth, do you read my blog? If so, I'm sorry I accidentally said I hung you in the window.

Crystal & Co. said...

*snort*...I just come here for the laughs now.

Swiss Ms. said...

OH! I was just looking to make paper ornaments to decorate my dreary white apartment just yesterday! Thanks!

Kelly said...

neighbors sometimes make good decorations, too. :)

jill said...

love the ornaments!

i just wanted to let you know that i wrote about your lovely ornaments and fabulous blog on my own blog today.

cheers!

jill

http://fabulous-fabulous.blogspot.com/2007/12/how-about-orange.html

Oryx Orange said...

Pretty much anything orange works for me!

Anonymous said...

I just made some; thanks so much! (I made the other end the top, however.)

Pixie said...

I love these! Thanks...I just found your blog and am reading past posts and finding all kinds of cool stuff.

Donna said...

Awesome - you amaze me each time I visit!

Amber said...

Thanks for the freebie. This will look perfect in my windows.

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Moda.Zen Blog said...

So cute! I linked this and your 3D snowflake ideas on my blog after they worked so well for me!
Thanks for so much inspiration!

Keyka said...

Lovely!

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CJ Long said...

I know I'm like 5 years late, but I just made one of these ornaments and wanted to share. Thanks!

http://cartilong.blogspot.com/2012/12/daily-ornament-day-10.html

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