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CraftSanity on TV: A Folded Paper Ball Ornament Tutorial

Today I showed “Take Five” viewers how to make paper ball ornaments out of punched paper circles. Read on to learn how to make some for your tree.

I used a 2″ circle paper punch from the craft store to punch out 20 circles from a mix of card stock and recycled paper.

Next I used a paper triangle as a guide to crease the circles to form tabs that will be glued together. (Download the PDF here.) Note: you can print the PDF out on colored paper, cut out the circles and fold on the lines if you don’t have a paper punch.

The next step is to use a glue stick to glue five circles together to form the top, five more for the bottom and a strip of 10 for the middle of the ornament. Use the photo above as a guide.

Next, glue the end tabs of the strip of 10 circles together to form a ring.

To create the hanger, I cut a 10″ length of 1/4″ wide ribbon, folded it in half and knotted the ends together. I carefully threaded the hanger ribbon through the point where the tip of five circles meet on the piece that I wanted to serve as the top of the ornament. I double knotted the ribbon to keep it from sliding through the top opening.

Next, I glued the five tabs on the top piece to the corresponding tabs on the top of the center ring. Finally I glued the bottom five tabs on the center ring to the five tabs on the bottom piece to complete the ornament. Enjoy experimenting with paper from your recycle bin for this one. Happy crafting!

P.S. I still have a blog tour post in the hopper. It’s a mini-audio interview with Kristina McGowan, so please check back later tonight for that. I apologize for the delay.

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Comment from Amy S.
Time: December 9, 2010, 5:33 pm

I got my magazine in the mail today! It’s awesome. I want to sit and read it cover to cover, but I have to go get my kiddo from school. However, while she does her homework, I’ll be reading!

Comment from i.ikeda
Time: December 9, 2010, 5:37 pm

Oh, these are so cool! I seriously need to get done with school so I can get some of these done.

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Time: December 13, 2010, 12:52 am

[...] particularly hard to make, just a little time-consuming. If you want to give them a try, here is a great tutorial from Craft Sanity. I made mine out of fancy paper I had in my stash but these would also be a great [...]

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Time: December 14, 2010, 9:26 am

[...] Learn how to make this folded paper ball ornament, below, using a tutorial from CraftSanity here. [...]

Comment from scrappysue
Time: December 14, 2010, 3:50 pm

gorgeous! def going to try this one!

Comment from GeneHunter
Time: January 21, 2011, 9:13 pm

I made these years ago using old Christmas cards.

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Time: December 10, 2011, 6:11 am

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