Remodelaholic Guest Post-Paper Christmas Ornaments

Cassity from Remodelaholic is guest posting here today. Cassity and her husband are ultra talented and do amazing things on a small budget–just check out the chicken coop they built for their lucky chicks!

Hey There- I am so excited to be here on Crafting Chicks!  Thanks for doing the swap with me.  It was so fun when I found out that my friend from college Nikkala is part of this collaboration of these great girls.  I am sure you love their site too! Well, to introduce myself, I am Cassity from Remodelaholic (I also just started a small crafting blog Polly Want a Crafter)!  I am a SAHM of one really rambunctious 16 month old girl, and have another girl due mid February.  My husband, Justin and I love to remodel. Here we are this Halloween, because, I love that holiday!  (and I don’t know about you, but I always love to see a face with a name? right?  (Live long and Prosper!- -if you didn’t get the quote we are Star Trekkies!!)

We are working (very slowly… now that we have kids!) on our third whole house remodel.  We love to show you wheat we are doing when we can, and in the mean time we show off your great home improvement projects (or crafts on Polly) so please email me some project links, to see if we can feature you!! Today, I am going to share with you a SIMPLE Christmas crafting project.  I did a series of 12 days of Paper Christmas Ornaments and Decorations- hard to pick one favorite, so we’ll just go with the very first day… (but check out the rest for sure!!)

….on the 1st Day of Christmas my blog friend gave to me….
Aren’t they fun?
They are so simple to make.
Flower Ornament
Cut 8 strips of card stock paper.  3/4 inch thick and about 4″ to 6″ long.  It can be patterned or solid.
Take a quarter and trace 2 circles on card stock paper.  This can be either the same or contrasting paper.  Cut circles out.  Set aside.  ** You could make this more snazzy by embellishing the circles, with pretty things you have in your craft room, i.e. glitter, rhinestones, artificial flowers etc
Now grab a stapler, and loop paper strips like above and staple two ends together to create a teardrop loop.  Repeat with all pieces.
Now take a small piece of ribbon and glue it to the side of a loop of paper.
Then loop the ribbon and glue that end down too.
Take a second loop and glue to first, so it resembles a heart.
Continue adding loops to circle with a little glue.  Hold together with paper clips while glue sets.
    When flower is assembled, and glue is set, remove paper clips and add some glue to center, and place cut, embellished(optional) circle over the center of flower.
**I also tried a glued together option, which I don’t recommend, but they would be cute as little heart ornaments.  I thought I would show you the image.
Hope that is something that sounds fun and easy to you.  Kids could definitely be involved in this one- good luck and if you get the chance to visit my blogs  Remodelaholic or Polly Want A Crafter – I will forever be thankful!  OH, and Merry Christmas I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and enjoy the feelings and love that comes with this time of year!

Comments

  1. Lacey says

    I love this. I have been looking at my tree and thinking it needed a little something more. I just found it. Thanks for sharing. I also think these would look great on a gift.

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