Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas Countdown Day 13 - Advent Calendar Ornament

Welcome to day 13 of my countdown to Christmas.

This origami tree could be used on a card, as a gift tag or even as an ornament. Check out the origami tree template for more details.

Here is how this ornament came together.

1. Create a quad print using a digital scrapbooking application (I use iScrapbook) and Club Scrap's Gnome for the Holidays 2013 digital kit.  Print out on white text weight paper.

2. Cut out one circle of heavy weight paper (Memoirs Green) and a matching circle out of the striped print. Glue the two pieces together to create a double sided circle.

3. Distress the edges of both sides of the circle with Spruce hybrid ink.

4. Trim the circle in half, ink the long edges, and score both half circles using the template as shown.

I printed out the template on 8.5x11 copy paper.
5. Fold according to template guide.

6. Glue both halves together making sure to sandwich a loop of baker's twine to form a hanger.

I added weight to the ornament when gluing the two halves together.
Hang on the tree and enjoy!

See you tomorrow.


  1. How big did you cut the circles Julie? These are adorable
    Jamie White

    1. Hi Jamie thanks! they are about 3" diameter circles. :)

  2. Perfect, thank you! I am thinking cutting with my cricut and this is a great 4-H project!

  3. This is really cute!! Would help use up some Christmas paper too!