Hello! I’m so happy to be contributing to the Ornament Parade. My name is Sarah — the mom of three energetic boys and an artist. When I’m not playing soccer in the driveway, rounding up the dirty socks, or going on bike rides, I design and make books. You can visit my shop, Book Bound Bindery, or stop by my blog, Sarah Nielsen. This paper ball ornament is quick and easy. You can make enough of these for your entire tree in about an hour! And it’s a great project for your kiddos to help with. Another great thing, is they store flat so they are easy to save for the next year or ship to a loved on as a gift for the holiday. Enjoy!
How to Make a Paper Ball Ornament
- Paper Circle punch (I used a 1.75″)
- Double-sided tape (or glue)
- Bone folder (optional)
Step 1: Punch out at least 10 circles. For thick paper (cardstock) use fewer circles. For thin paper (computer paper) use more circles.
Step 2: Fold each circle in half and burnish with the bone folder.
Step 3: Tape (or glue) each folded circle on top of one another, making a big stack.
Step 4: Cut your twine (or ribbon) more than double the length of the diameter of your circles. Fold in half and tie a knot at the bottom. Place it in the stack of circles. Glue the first and last circle halves to each other so the ornament wraps around the twine. The knot keeps the twine from sliding through.