30.12.11

Easy Paper Decorations Instructions

Paper decorations
Paper decorations 
Paper decorations are so easily available in shops nowadays that you can just go out and buy some in a jiffy-- but its so much more fun and rewarding to make them at home! These DIY Paper decorations will be unique and easy on the pocket [Ha Ha but not necessarily economic!].Sharing some simple homemade Paper decorations.
Paper decoration
This Paper decoration is a simple idea and I even debated whether to share it ! The only uniqueness about it is the recycled bit !If you are a  hoarder like me and cant bring yourself to throwaways those broken bits of jewelry here is a way to show them off as your Party Decoration!
How to make Easy Paper Party Decorations
Paper decoration
Materials required to make your  Paper  Party decoration 
1.Paper- I used some gorgeous shiny paper I had been hoarding for some time! You can use thin or thick paper.
2.String or ribbon- I used transparent twine
3.Embellishments- Broken jewelry or whatever you fancy!
Cut your paper into shapes such as circles or ovals or bell shapes- I used 5-6 circles for each Paper ornament.
Paper Ornament
Fold each circle into half. If you are using thick paper score really well.Start building by sticking folded circles together to make your paper ornament.
Paper Ornament tutorial
If you are using thick paper like I did and dont have a lot of patience to hold the paper pieces together till they stick you can use binder clips like I did here-- "Impatience is the mother of intelligence"!!
Paper decoration tutorial
You can thread your broken jewelry bits on a thread or twine and sandwich it between the final layers of your paper ornament .
Paper decoration
I used broken earring parts and  broken necklace bits for my paper decorations.
Paper decoration instructions
To make it look like a Christmas tree bauble I rolled a strip of glittery paper into a cylinder and stuck it on top of the paper ornament.
Paper ornament
Here is the handmade Paper Ornament on our Christmas tree.The Paper is a holographic paper and shines and shimmers so beautifully!Do tell me how you like this simple recycling idea.
Here are some more Christmas tree Ornament ideas:
Here is the link to  an easy but spectacular Paper Flower Star Decoration tutorial

50 comments:

  1. Beautiful decorations. I love making home made Christmas ornaments and the shiny paper is the best.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  2. these wonderful Sonia.

    And many thanks to u i did not knwo ICR accepts projects other than card. Sent my flower ornaments too !!

    -Swathi

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  3. Glad to be of help Swathi-- yes ICR rules can get confusing-- Tejal's DT project is a lovely Christmas ornament so only I was inspired to make one .
    Diana Thank You so much for taking the time to comment!

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  4. Thanks for stopping by Sonia.

    And kindly excuse all the typographic issues in my previous comment. I was too excited to know that my work can be sent across to ICR

    -Swathi

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  5. wow....beautiful...lovely idea....

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  6. Thank You Sathya
    And no problems Swathi-- you wont believe the crazy things which creep into my comments as I use a soft ware called speed typing and some letters automatically get expanded into medical terminology sometimes!

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  7. What pretty ornaments - lovely papers - reminds me of when my children young and we made decorations - it was a lot of fun.

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  8. Wow... very nice decorative items sonia.. Liked it very much! wishing you and your family a happy and prosperous new year 2012... have a great time!

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  9. super gorgeous creation ..
    love the broken jewellery usage :)
    its a breath of fresh air ..
    thanks a lot for sharing :)

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  10. super gorgeous creation ..
    love the broken jewellery usage :)
    its a breath of fresh air ..
    thanks a lot for sharing :)

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  11. Nice decoration, I love the paper you have used.
    Wish you a very creative new year!!!
    Hugs!

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  12. wow I bet your tree looks fabulous with all your unique creations, thanks for the tutorial and must get me some of those little clips in stead of my pegs
    Hope you have a great New Year
    Hugs Kate xx

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  13. These are some really good deco ideas!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  14. Looking so cute :) thanks for sharing dear!

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  15. Good one Dr. Sonia... and easy to replicate also. Thanks for instructions.

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  16. Like the ornaments for the hologram paper & jewelry and variety of shapes possibilities. Only seen pretty paper somewhat like that in Hobby Lobby in the speciality section. I do not have any broken jewelery. Recently had an earring that was lost & then found reshaped by jeweler and it looks same as when it was originally so I can wear it again. Especially fascinated that the paper & broken jewelry was from your recycled stash.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  17. Wonderful idea doc...really superb...
    me also did same decoration with shiny papers and balls for wind chimes....do visit on my blog....

    Prasanthi
    http://creativecrafts-arts.blogspot.com/2011/08/wind-chimes-with-old-wedding-cards.html

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  18. Great ornaments, It's so nice to see homemade ornament on a tree, you did a great job. Happy New Year

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  19. Beautiful ornaments- thanks for the tutorial. They are easy enough that you can make alot of them and they look so pretty with that shiny paper!!! :)Amy

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  20. Very Nice Oranments Dr. Perfect for the season. n what a way to recycle jewellery parts. Thanks for such a nice tutorial.

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  21. very nice ornaments Dr. n what a way to recycle jewellery parts. Thanks for such a nice tutorial. You are a perfectionist in recycling.

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  22. What a great, great idea. So clever. I always have an just one earring, or a broken necklace, what a great way to recycle.

    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Happy New Year!!

    Laurie
    serenityscrappers

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  23. These are stunning Sonia.. So creative and useful... Thanks for the tutorial.. and I can see the garland on the tree made with punched butterflies.. Lovely..!

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  24. Great work, super tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. very pretty, like the shiny print, reminds me of when my kids and I use to make ornaments and then with my Grandkids, happy memories!!
    Paula

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  26. wow these are fabulous .. what a brilliant idea.
    Lisa x

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  27. Great work!!
    Happy 2012!
    Nati from Brazil
    http://natiquill.blogspot.com

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  28. Great ornaments! Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog too! Happy New Year.

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  29. I really like these, so glad you shared the tutorial. :-)

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  30. Beautiful paper decorations. You are very creative to use old broken jewelry. It really adds elegance to the decorations. thanks for the tip.

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  31. Just so brilliant Sonia! I love this - what a great end to 2011!!

    A very happy New Year to you honey!

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  32. Yes I fully agree with you sonia the things which are hand made can be real fun and satisfying. Thanks for this tuts I will definitely give a try
    Happy New year
    anandhirajan
    www.anandhirajansartsncrafts.blogspot.com

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  33. Beautiful chirstmas ornament, Sonia. Wish you and your family a very happy new year 2012 :-)

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  34. Sonia
    Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year.
    What a lovely way to recycle. They are beautiful.
    Myrna

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  35. This looks awesome doc... Wishing u a very happy new year... I have been "virtually" away... Some issues on the home front.. I promise to be more regular now...!!

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  36. Beautiful ornaments, Sonia. This reminds me of when our son was little and he used to sit and make Christmas decorations with me...such lovely memories:)

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  37. Simple yet creative ideas!
    Thank you for joining in the fun at Crafty JC again!
    Shobana

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  38. Wonderful ornaments! Thanks for joining in at CJC!

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  39. Beautiful ornaments for Christmas decoration. Paper ornaments are so cool but wooden ornaments also look awesome for decoration purpose on Christmas.

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  40. really, really pretty ones and done with loads of finesse :)

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  41. Wonderful tutorial..Thanks for sharing

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  42. Hello Sonia
    Very pretty ornaments, Great JOB!
    -Sony

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  43. Beautiful ornaments hun...love what you make..saw this also on Make It Monday...
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  44. Hello Dr Sonia
    These are beautiful baubles ready to hang .great tutorial too .thanks for sharing on Make it Monday
    Shirley-Anne

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  45. This is truly very pretty!! Im going to try this next year for sure..

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  46. What a great idea. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
    TFS
    Paul
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

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  47. Hi Sonia

    What a wonderful idea! I will have to get my boys creating these before Christmas next year.

    They really do come up looking so pretty.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

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  48. This is so beautiful doc.
    Thanks for joining us at For the love of crafting challenge#2.

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  49. Very cool, Sonia! Thanks for sharing your post with me :)

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