We love a homemade Christmas, and ornaments are no exception. Three-dimensional paper ornaments are simple enough to make with little ones, or can be intricately cut and quite beautiful.
All that is needed to make these paper ornaments is paper, a pattern, and needle and thread.
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For paper, I like something heavy-weight, but not as thick as card stock. For children, construction paper is perfect. Simple patterns may be found here.
For each paper ornament, cut two of each pattern. Lay the two pieces of paper on top of each other and sew them together down the middle, starting at the bottom of the ornament.
Little ones may need help; I found this a nice way to begin to teach my children to sew.
The three dimensional ornaments can be sewn by hand, or on a sewing machine. Leave enough thread to form a hanger at the top. Open them up (creasing them can help), and you’re done.
How simple is that?
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