How to make 25 paper Christmas ornaments | How About Orange

December 13, 2007

How to make 25 paper Christmas ornaments

Here's a roundup of ornaments you can make from paper.
Above left: I made with these instructions
Above right: I made with these instructions

(Update: this is now an old post; some of the links no longer work.)

More:
Printable snowflake 1
Printable snowflake 2
Paper snowflakes stapled together into something 3-D
Not 3-D, but nice snowflake cutting templates

Origami star
Ornament made with circle cut-outs
Flower ornament
Ball-like star
Ball-like... ball
Flower ball
Geodesic ball
Multi-colored balls made this way, but fastened with wire
Many-pointed star
Mini star-shaped booklet
Glitter star ornaments
Moravian stars
Recycled paper ornament
Crystal ornament free download plus a gallery of inspiration
Huge spiky starOrigami Christmas tree 1
Origami Christmas tree 2
Kirigami Christmas tree 3

Happy folding!

43 comments:

planetjune said...

Thank you for collecting all these amazing links! I'm feeling inspired now :)

sarah j said...

Thanks for the great links... you always have the best resources! Do you have any good links for nice Christmas desktop wallpaper? Your own designs, perhaps? I have your orangey-pod beauty on my desktop right now! Thanks!

Kelly said...

the snowflake ornaments are lovely. i'd love to make a bunch and suspend them in from of my windows.

Jess said...

Hmm... wallpaper. You could browse the holiday section at Pixel Girl Presents and find things like Snowman on orange...

Larissa said...

oh paper joy! i think i love you. :-)

Jess said...

Wow, thanks. And I feel like we hardly know each other. :)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Wow, thanks so much for sharing. I think I'll try the flower or the Christmas tree design.

Cathy

Caroline Armijo said...

These links are so exciting! My friend Renee tipped me off to your blog after I blogged about making the top snowflake on the left for a craft night. I can't wait to try the others. Paper magic... Thanks!

Joe.Karen said...

i just wanted to let you know that i think i'm in love with you. :) i want to be just like you when i grow up...except that i suspect i may be older than you. haha. anyway. i can't remember how i found it, but i'm totally in love with your blog. when i see the awesome things you post, it's almost as though you can read my mind. love it love. thank you so much!

Jess said...

It's a big love fest today.

PuglyFeet said...

Those look sooooooooooooooooooooo cute!

Anonymous said...

Love this stuff! A huge thank you for finding all of these wonderful, creative things to keep all of us inspired. It's such a huge treat to read your blog!!

Christa said...

awesome post!
thank you

Pina said...

Thanks for sharing all these great ideas. You made my day!

Tusset said...

Thank you for all these very nice links! Now I have projects for my weekend!

Caro said...

I have another folding star for you, it´s quite popular in Germany and called "Fröbelstern", it´s 3d and made from 4 paper stripes. You find pictures in the web (and instructions) and I also showed one in my blog.

Thank you for all the great links on your side, I can´t wait to start!

Neonalune said...

Wow! Thanks for putting this all in one place!

sarah j said...

Thanks, Jess! That wallpaper is exactly what I was looking for. The Snowman on Orange is my fave and currently making me smile with glee! :-)

cheeky said...

as usual you make me feel as if i've just received a special little treasure. these are great. i'm going to spread the joy and share the love by passing them on.
xo

Jess said...

Hi Caro,
I think that's the same one I found called Moravian star in the list. They must go by many names. I like your red one even better!

Sarah, I'm glad you found something you liked. I have winter pig on my desktop at the moment.

mywoodenrobot said...

ooo these are so pretty!

Ceci n'est pas une blogger. said...

Thank you so much for all of the amazing links! I actually found the instructions for the first snowflake just last week and made one for my bedroom window -- so cute and so easy to make!

oijoy photo - THE BLOG said...

I'm currently going snowflake crazy in my home. Thanks for all the great ideas!

Jane said...

This origami star here, is a little complex, but once you get the hang of it, you won't stop folding them.

Jess said...

Oooo, good one!

Jim said...

Well its a little late for Christmas but now I know what Krigami is. Enjoyed your Origami links...and your fabric designs.
Jim

Nancy Ward said...

Hi!

Today (December 8, 08) I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this entry.

Would you let me know if that's OK?

Thanks,

Nancy Ward

The Chatty Housewife said...

I can't get the link for the second pink snowflake to work?

Jess said...

I guess that website took down the tutorial.

The Chatty Housewife said...

Actually I found it, its:

http://www.hgtv.com/holidays-occasions/3-d-paper-snowflakes/index.html

I think you just have the wrong link, or the link changed and so it just redirects to the main page now. I noticed this happened with other links you gave as well. The canon links do the same thing- just go to the main page. As long as you know how to search, you're ok! But not everyone would think of searching.

Jess said...

Ah, they must have changed it at some point in the last year. Old links are always breaking. Sigh. Thanks, I'll update it!

appledeco said...

Jess,

I've been wanting to make the spiky star, had the window open on my monitor for a while, decided just to bookmark it and return later, but when I did, the blog says it's private. Is there anyway to get the tutorial back?

Jess said...

It looks like they changed their privacy settings since the writing of this post, so there's no way to access it. Sorry!!

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Anonymous said...

Links are broken to snowflakes at Canon. :(

faith+love+hope like mustard said...

Yey! thanks so much! did mine and showed 'em here >> http://faithhopelovelikemustard.blogspot.com/b/post-preview?token=NG3m_jMBAAA.-faSSKnUfWTZmdoszFl_pA.1pwLlf28s5wOEmQOxFIX2Q&postId=1733254661357731085&type=POST...the "not 3d' snowflakes.

Anonymous said...

I found your links and tips useful and thought I'd share a cut paper star that is 3D. http://www.bhg.com/christmas/ornaments/pretty-christmas-ornaments-made-from-paper/#page=7

Anonymous said...

some of the links go to stuff that have nothing to do with whats to be made....

Jessica Jones said...

Hi Anonymous, that's possible, since this post is now four years old and many sites change their content regularly. Apologies for any links that no longer work.

Think Bowtique said...

Love the paper star, it would be great to make with ribbon. Bummer the link is no longer available.

Janine Evans said...

Perfect for our holiday crafting. Can't wait to show my girls!

Anonymous said...

thank you for these paper ornaments they r amazing! I have made the one on the left but for some reason I cant find the one on the right so can you please help me I am desperate to make the one on the right hand side! :-)

Jessica Jones said...

Try these tutorials!
http://www.instructables.com/id/Woven-Star/

http://houserevivals.blogspot.com/2010/11/make-woven-star-from-vintage-book-pages_29.html

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