Paper Frame to Make for Hanging or with Magnet
Make Christmas Craft Paper Frame Ornaments Using an Easy Paper Fold
It is easy to get started with these lovely paper craft ornaments using a simple origami fold and a dab of glue. This technique is tea bag folding and children plus adults will enjoy doing this during the holiday break. Glue on a magnet and this charming paper craft can be used all year long.
This simple to make paper frame can be used for any photo you want to display and give to a friend or relative.
Paper folded stars are made of Christmas paper, add a favorite photo, a length of ribbon and your paper frame ornaments are complete.
Keep your guests busy and let them take them home for their Christmas tree craft. Handmade Christmas ornaments to put on the holiday tree each year for a remembrance of time spent at your warm and fun filled 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
You can gather up wrapping paper, scrapbooking paper, list-pad paper, unused stationery paper for the laser printer, or even print your own with Christmas motifs and clip-art found on the web.
You can use anything that you may have around the house; wrapping ribbon, satin ribbon, fish line, elastic gold or silver string,
- Hole Punch
Make These for Mother's Day too
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 - Ornaments to Make
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 Christmas Ornaments - Paper Frame
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, peel off release paper 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.
Your Crafts for Christmas
This is Not Just Crafts for Christmas
Use This Paper Folding Craft Anytime of the Year.
The paper frame at the above left was made using Christmas wrapping paper. I cut each tile identical and made sure each was folded at the same angles to get the symmetric look. The photo is inside the folded star. The one on the right has more depth.
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. This how-to on the picture frame can be used in the job cubicle, on the car dashboard, the home computer desk, on the night stand lamp and mailed in your Valentine.
Do you have an idea for the paper frame ornament?
Out of Print Tea Bag Folding Book - See photo on Amazon
Review by Paperfacets
The tea bag folding pattern I am using for this craft appears in this book that is no longer in print. A few sellers offer the book on Amazon. Shop eBay first if you decide to purchase this book. It is a bit over priced at $30.00. 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. The pattern instructions are easy to follow and there are many ideas and pages for exploring. If you want more to explore this book is well worth $10.00.
© 2010 Sherry Venegas