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Easy Paper Craft Holiday Ornament
Paper Frame Ornaments Using a Simple Paper Fold
It is easy to get started with these lovely paper craft ornaments using a simple origami fold and a dab of glue. Children and adults will enjoy this during the holiday break. Glue a magnet the back and this charming paper craft can be used all year long.
The stars are made of Christmas paper, add a favorite photo, a length of ribbon and your paper frame ornaments are complete. The frame can be used for any photo you want to display or give to a friend.
Keep your young Holiday guests busy with a remembrance made in your home. See how easy these Christmas ornaments are to make with the step by step photos that follow.
Supplies for Your Christmas Craft
The supplies you will need to make this easy Christmas craft.
- Printed Christmas Themed Paper
Gather up wrapping paper, scrapbooking papers, list-pad paper, or unused stationery paper for the laser printer.
You can use anything that you may have around the house; wrapping ribbon, satin ribbon, fish line, elastic gold or silver string,
- Hand Held Hole Punch
The paper I am going to use for this demonstration is decorative printing stationery. Cut seven 2 inch squares. If you like, practice first with any paper you have around the house.
How-to Christmas Paper CraftClick thumbnail to view full-size
One More Paper Frame Tip
When gluing the paper frame together I use this slight adjustment to get a more flat laying star. Join the area of the green dots closely together. The area with the red dots should overlap just a fraction, enough so one is setting on the top of the other. You will see how these adjustments work after making a few.
Handmade Paper Christmas Ornaments
These paper folded stars would be charming, with a photo, for guest gifts.
Make A Magnet Star Frame
Align and trace a photo and cut as in the step by step star frame instructions above. Cut thin strips of double-sided photo corners, and press onto back of star.
A magnet could be placed on the back for the kitchen refrigerator, cooking hood, or any magnet ready surface.
Out of Print Paper Folding Book Review
The paper fold pattern I am using for this craft appears in this out of print book. A few sellers offer the book on Amazon. The original copy had several pages of printed paper tiles to fold. The used copies may no longer have the papers.
This is the first book that introduced me to tea bag folding. Pattern instructions are easy to follow and there are many ideas and pages for exploring. If you want more to explore about tea bag folding this book is well worth the used book store price. I have owned this craft book since 2003 and still refer to it for paper folding projects.
Like me you may get hooked on paper folding and dream up projects to make for years of enjoyment.
Your Crafts for Christmas
Use This Paper Folding Craft Anytime of the Year
If you need any help with the paper folded stars just ask below in the comments section.
These paper ornaments can be used for any holiday depending on the paper motif you choose. You might start paper folding for Valentine's Day. The paper frame can be used in the job cubicle, on the car dashboard, the home computer desk, or mailed in your Valentine.
Do you have any new ideas for the paper frame?
© 2010 Sherry Venegas