Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Rolled paper ornament

I have one more Pinterest inspired ornament to share. It's a rolled paper ornament that ends up looking like a big flower. All you need is double sided patterned paper and/or cardstock and a glue gun. I think the glue gun is key, I know I didn't have any other adhesive to hold this all together.


The outer layer is made from 2 inch squares and the inner layer consists of 1.5 inch squares. I rolled each square into a cone and secured with hot glue. I cut a small square of scrap paper and started assembling the outer 2 inch cone layer. Then added the 1.5 inch layer. Just keep adding cones until the whole circle fills out.


The only problem is the colors don't look like a Christmas ornament!! I used some My Little Shoebox holiday paper and by the time I got it all assembled, it turned out sooo pink and green. I love the colors, but not very holiday-ish. For the center I looked bits of cut ribbon and just keep adding loops until the center filled out. Then added a button and twine!


I love how the center turned out!! It would look great on a card or layout, too. Can't wait to make another one.

Are you all prepared for the holidays? We are done shopping and now need to wrap, wrap, wrap! We are also trying to plan out Christmas dinner as we are having all of my husband's family here for presents and dinner. My kids are off the wall excited for Christmas right now!

Have a great Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

Angi said...

Wow this is gorgeous. I love all of the pretty layers. Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas.

wendipooh13 said...

ohhhhh i sooooo love that!!!! it turned out sooo pretty

Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said...

Adorable! I bet it would be fun to make a jumbo version of this using 12x12 paper!

VanessaB said...

CUTENESS!!!

Sue said...

Love the details~the colors, the big button in the middle and the baker's twine! Cute!

Michelle H. said...

Mara, your ornament is so pretty!!
I made one of these last year it was fun!!
I really love how you added the ribbon to the center of your ornament the ribbon really added some softness and made it look even more pretty!!
Love the colors!!
YKWYM! Ellie is excited about Christmas too she getting her 1st Barbie house so she very anxious to see & play with it!! Sound slike afun Christms for yyou with having your parents over!
We still have wrapping to do and we are finished!

Joni Kix said...

WOWeee! What a gorgeous piece! Great job!

mustangkayla said...

Very cute! I love it!

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful ornament Mara! Non traditional colors are ok for Christmas! this would look so bright and pretty on the tree or hanging on a cabinet knob! It also would be great on a Birthday present!

thanks for all the deets on putting it together!

Have a blessed Christmas, Mara - with all of your family gathered! Stay off that foot!!

Christine said...

Sooooooo excited about Momenta! Glad we finally get to be on a team togegther!

melody said...

WOWZA mara ~ that is simply gorgeous! i'm so lovin the design..and those scrumptious colors ~ WOWZA!

wishing you and your family a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! may 2012 be filled with lots of love, laughter and sunshine! it's such a pleasure seeing your creations, your scrumptious baking and hearing about your everyday life! i'm looking forward to another scrappin happy bloggin year! you're a great inspiration!

hugz,
melody

Karina said...

That is so cute. Before I read the size I was thinking it was larger...like a wall wreath. Love the colors but probably not for a traditional Christmas look...but as a door hanger for a certain little girl perhaps?

Terri said...

Great ornament. Love the colors too.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful ornament Mara! Love the pink and green color combo! TFS :)

Rebecca said...

Oh it is SO pretty! Love it--and you are one patient woman with all that rolling and glueing! :)

Diane Jaquay said...

GASP, love this, Mara! I've seen these on Pinterest and have been wanting to make one; you did a marvelous job on this!