Tuesday, December 9, 2014
I love making new ornaments for my tree.  Now that my husband has downsized us from a 10' tree (that he hates assembling) to a 6' tree that is prelit and folds open like an umbrella, I have much less room for them.  But I will find a way to deck the halls of our home with my creations.  And I'll give some as gifts too.

Here are some cute ornaments I made using metal cookie cutter and some Paper Fundamentals papers.

These are so easy to make.  Simple cut strips of paper to the same width as your cookie cutter.  You can use any shape of cutter -- but I liked the stars because they weren't too intricate with lots of small spaces.

For these stars, I cut the main strips 1" wide and the accent strips 0.25" wide.  I ran them through my Xyron machine to add the stickiness, then started wrapping the star cookie cutters.

Make sure you use a bone folder or your finger nails to make sharp creases at the indents and on the points -- this will help the paper stay in place.

I embellished with our new white shimmer trim.  Gorgeous!

Instead of paper, you can also use washi tape!  This one turned out great, and washi tape is so forgiving, you can unpeel and restick multiple times to get it straight.

These cookie cutters I purchased came in a little circle tin. So I decorated it too -- it will make the perfect gift!

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