I just love ornaments! I used to make ornaments when I was younger and give them to all my family members each year. Here’s a great project to make with your family that’s easy and fun! This ornament makes a great hostess gift to give at the holidays, too!
- Happy Holly Days Designer Kit by Karen Lewis
- scoring board with tool or ruler and scoring tool
- 2 inch punch
- gems or other embellishments
I started by printing out my designer papers from the kit I chose to use along with any of the elements I thought I might use for embellishing. Since you will only need two 2-inch circles from each pattern, you can print them out two to a page at 5×7 size. This also makes the pattern a little smaller since we are working on a smaller scale project!
Then, you need to determine the size of the center triangle. I’ve already done this for you…for a 2-inch circle, each side of the triangle needs to be 1 3/4 inches. I made a template from a piece of thick cardstock.
Apply glue or adhesive to the back of the three folded tabs and begin to assemble the top row of your ornament.
Embellish your ornament as much or as little as you like. I added the holly element from the Designer Kit and a couple of red gems for berries. I also added a green gem at each intersection where the triangles meet.
Imagine the endless possibilities for making fun ornaments for everyone in your family. You can use different size punches for smaller ornaments and there’s a ton of possibilites to customize the ornaments using the recipients favorite colors, characters or themes!
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