Tweens, teens, and adults can make any of these paper ornaments, whether they’re expert or novice crafters. Even the younger kids can make a lot of them with some help.
They’re cheap and take little time to create, so they’re the perfect DIY project for families.
So grab all the paper sitting in your craft supply closet, your scissors, and glue and get ready to make some new ornaments.
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Paper Christmas Ornaments
While everyone loves a tree full of colorful decorations, buying new ornaments can be costly. Making your own will save you money, while also creating family memories. My teens and I love adding new DIY ornaments to the tree each year.
There are endless types of ornaments you can make out of paper. Even after you choose a design, you have the choice of paper and size. You’ll never get bored making paper decorations.
The ones on this list include kid-favorites, classic styles, and stunning artistic designs.
You can create:
While paper ornaments may sound basic, these are anything but. In fact, many of these could become some of your most treasured holiday decorations.
Can You Make Christmas Ornaments Out of Paper?
Yes! While it may seem strange to make Christmas ornaments out of paper, it’s actually an excellent medium, especially for kids. They’re usually simple, so tweens won’t have to be expert crafters to make something beautiful.
Paper works well for these crafts because it is so accessible and versatile.
With paper ornaments, you can make everything from gentle snowflakes to colorful decorations that will brighten up your home.
Plus, paper is much more environmentally friendly than some other traditional components, so when it comes time to make homemade ornaments for the tree this year, paper should be your go-to material.
Benefits of Making Ornaments With Paper
Paper crafts are extremely cost effective. You don’t need a bunch of special supplies to make these ornaments. The key thing you need for each of these DIY ornaments is paper.
And if you are anything like me, you probably have a ton of craft paper lying around that you can turn into unique ornaments.
You can use scrapbook paper, crafting paper, newspaper, maps, pages from old books, and even gift wrap to create ornaments for your tree.
And even if you need to buy holiday-themed paper, it’s an inexpensive craft supply. That and some glue is all you’ll need for most of these ornaments.
Another benefit of making ornaments out of paper is that you can easily make one tonight. In 30 minutes or fewer, actually. If your kids want to make some last minute Christmas decorations, paper is the way to go.
And they’re not just for the tree. Hang them from windows, chandeliers, the ceiling, door frame, and anywhere else you’d like some festive decor. You can even string a bunch together to make your own homemade paper garland.
The ideas are endless.
Ornament Craft Supplies
While this isn’t an exhaustive list of supplies you’ll need for each DIY paper Christmas ornament, these are the materials most will require. These Amazon affiliate links make it easy for you to find the right tools for the projects.
As you can see, homemade Christmas ornaments don’t have to be complicated or cost a lot of money. These DIY paper ornaments are a fun and simple way to add some beautiful decorations to your tree and home this season.
Christmas Ornaments for Teens
Here are some additional ornaments your tweens and teens will appreciate.
If your kids love the movie Elf, they’ll have a blast making their own paper Buddy the Elf ornament this Christmas. While a simple craft, even my teen can't wait to make this because she's a huge Elf fan!
Swedish paper hearts are a cute Christmas ornament to make that just requires colored paper, scissors, and a little glue. There's a template included that you can use to make it easier for teens to make.
These twisted paper ornaments are fun and simple to make by covering a plastic ornament with strips of twisted paper. What I really love about this ornament craft is how you can customize your ornaments to fit your style and décor.
These paper Christmas ornaments are the easiest homemade ornaments you can make. Fully customizable to match any color scheme, they can be made as full or as slim as you like. They take about 5 minutes to make.
The holidays are always a busy time and they seem to go by in the blink of an eye these days, so why not slow down and take some time this weekend to create some keepsake ornaments with the kiddos? Bonus, you can use up some of your scrap papers while you're at it.
This cute festive printable is FREE to download and comes with three pre-colored and three ready-to-color Christmas Characters. Just print them out, grab some scissors, glue and colored pencils and off you go.
Christmas ornaments to color and decorate. Kids can get creative with the coloring of their small ornaments. They'd be perfect to hang from a window for the holiday. After they're colored, laminate them to make them more durable.
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