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4 Christmas Ornaments To Make

It is so nice to decorate your home at Christmas time, and extra fun when you know you’ve made all the decorations yourself! Making them is a lovely family activity on those cold winter afternoons.

These 5 pointed origami stars are easy to fold and make beautiful Christmas decorations. You can make them from magazines, scrapbook papers or sheet music, whatever you happen to have lying around.

 

Materials for 5 Pointed Origami Star

All you need is:

  • a square sheet of paper
  • some scissors

Origami purists will frown upon me using scissors but hey, this is the 21st century not feudal Japan 😉

The finished star Christmas ornaments will be about 60% of the size of the square you start with. So a 12″ square will make a 7″ star, or a 8.5″ square will make a 5″ star.

 

How to Make a Star – Materials

For this project you will need:

  • Some nice paper or card stock. 6″ by 3″ is enough for one star
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Glue stick
  • Thread to hang your star

That’s it! This project is a good way to use up offcuts of wrapping paper or scrapbooking card stock. I generally prefer making these stars out of card stockrather than paper, because the stiffness makes it a little easier to work with.

 

Striking Star

This craft will have you looking at matchsticks in a new light!

  1. Trace the star template onto cardboard and cut out.
  2. Cut the red tips off 4 wood safety matches and make a plus sign in the center of the star as shown; secure with craft glue.
  3. Glue matches, tips out, to fill each of the 4 sections.
  4. To hang, use hot glue to attach a loop of red embroidery floss to the back of one of the points of the star

Gnome Ornament

It’s amazing what you can do with Mother Nature! Make this craft that’s full of personality, featuring a hat-topped pinecone from your yard.

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