My passion for decorative papers has gotten a bit out of hand lately, and I realized that my stack of patterned sheets needed to make a debut somewhere besides giftboxes this holiday. So, I whipped up these paper bulb ornaments with just a few supplies. It's a great last-minute project. You can hang them on your tree, drizzle them around your tabletop, or pile a bunch of them in a hurricane vase.
- Decorative paper (or thick wrapping paper will do!)
- Scissors, a paper-cutter, or an X-acto knife
- Brads (2 per ornament)
- A hole-punch
- Ribbon or twine, optional
To learn the steps,
- Cut your paper into a dozen strips of about 0.5" x 4". Create varying sized bulbs if you want by increasing the size of the strips.
- Stack the strips and hole-punch one hole on each end of the strip.
- Slip one brad through each hole and close it.
- Repeat with the other punched hole.
- Now, take the bottom strip in the stack (the one that's face down), and flip/twist it outward.
- Continue flipping, until each strip is facing outward, creating a bulb shape. You may need to do a bit of adjusting to get the shape.
- Now, to use the paper bulbs as tree ornaments, tie a loop to one of the brads and hang! Or, pile up a bunch of them in a bowl or vase as a centerpiece.