There aren’t a lot of craft materials more budget friendly than paper. With crafting and scrap-booking papers becoming available in almost every craft store, it makes it easy to create quality, low cost paper Christmas decorations and holiday ornaments.  Paper is a medium that is easy to work with, and you can get the whole family involved. And with these paper ornament tutorials, you can have incredible holiday decorations for the whole house, for very little money. Have a blast with these ideas! Our featured project, below is by The Crafty Sisters and you can find their Lucky Stars tutorial here.

Lucky star ornaments


Let’s start with a twist (literally!) on the paper snowflake… Cut Out and Keep has a step by step tutorial on how to make this cool paper snowflake they say is easy enough for kids… We are doing a “snow” theme this year, we’re going to try this… Looks like plain printer paper would do the job!

How to paper snowflake


Ashlee Proffitt has a great page filled with tutorials on paper snowflake patterns, and to prove that they can be a wonderful decoration beyond being taped to the frig, check out this snowflake curtain!

Bugs and Fishes


This paper pine cone ornament from BHG is simply old holiday cards and a paper punch, glued to a foam egg shape. This would work to make tabletop cone trees as well!

Paper pine cone


This project would make a great ornament or paper tree topper as well, following in the trend of re-cycling book pages… Music sheets would work too!



These paper candy ribbon ornaments are easy with a needle and thread, some small beads, and some colorful paper.



The Hybrid Chick has another paper pine cone ornament that we just love! Fresh papers make all the difference when making your ornaments!

Pine cone ornament


Kate’s Creative Spaces shows us how to make the folded paper wall stars… these could be used on a tree, leaned onto mantels, or hung on walls… use your imagination!

Paper wall stars


Little Sunday Blog has a tutorial for these paper dahlias that can be made in any kind of paper, bold and bright, to the right now trendy pastel… These are easy!

Paper Dahlias


Find templates to fold these geometric boxes from paper, with any kind of paper you like! Here they used a graphic black and white theme, but you could use anything…

Geometric cubes

So make some paper Christmas decorations and ornaments for your tree today, and don’t forget, ornaments aren’t just for trees! Then try our post on DIY snow globes!

Image Credits: The Crafty Sisters, Cut Out and Keep, BHG, The Hybrid Chick, Kates Creative Space, Little Sunday, Minieco


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  1. alice February 6, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Hi I am trying to learn this way to make ornaments’ except I want to use fabric. Does anyone know of a way to make this with fabric or could I just these instructions? any help will be appreciated.

    1. Kathy Woodard May 3, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      Has anyone tried these with paper? I wonder if you could use a fabric stiffening liquid from the craft store first?


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