Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Ornament Round Up

Karren Doll Tolliver, who previously shared photos of Munich store windows that had been decorated with huge quilled trees, sent along another nifty find. This time it's large and lovely quilled snowflakes she spotted at a Christmas market in Bamberg, outside a little shop called Mohren Haus.

Quilled snowflakes

Karren tells me they were made in two sizes - seven and ten inches in diameter - and appeared to be rolled and glittered poster board.

Quilled snowflakes

Here's a pretty folded star tutorial from the Norwegian blog, Home by linn. The step-by-step pictures are excellent, plus there's a translate button at the top of the page. I want to make some!

Folded paper stars

So far this holiday season I've tried these ball ornaments using origami paper I had on hand... they are quite easy to make, light as a feather, and definitely livened up our gray skies while I snapped the picture.

origami-ornaments

A tutorial for the top and bottom baubles can be found here
and the middle one, here. Both are from the site, Homemade Gifts Made Easy.

This honeycomb ornament by Becca Feeken is similar to the middle one above, but it's made with a Cricut. I'm thinking it wouldn't be impossible to do by hand though, once a template is drawn and cut out. Lovely shape.


Lastly, I had some fun making this pine cone mobile/ornament. Come on, humor me.... it looks a little bit like a pine cone, doesn't it? Maybe? :) The full tutorial is on Canadian Living's website, but I first heard about it from Anne Gracie.

pinecone 2

If you've posted a paper ornament on your blog, or have seen a good one in your travels, feel free to leave the link in the comment section for the rest of us to enjoy.

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28 comments:

  1. I'll take several of each. They're fabulous!

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  2. These are great! I will definitely be adding some ornaments like this to my tree this year. I particularly love that honeycomb ornament!

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  3. amazing what a beautiful ornaments!
    Greetings Baukje

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  4. Can't stop admiring the shimmering snowflakes .

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  5. loving the designs and colors of these ornaments. need to get the ball (and paper) rollin' on trying my hand at quilling someday, too!

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  6. love these and yes I can see a pine cone

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  7. Thanks for the link, Ann! Wonderful post with lovely ornaments - I like the pinecone best because it's so stylized. - Karren

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  8. Very cute ornaments!
    Nati from Brazil

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  9. I love those large snowflake ornaments. Here is a link to my quilled ornaments.
    http://quillingbysandrawhite.blogspot.com/

    www.quillingbysandrawhite.com

    thanks for the great blog.
    Sandy

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  10. there all beautiful, love the snow flakes, and the pinecone one is awsome!!!!!
    Paula

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  11. These are wonderful, Ann and the white letter pine cone is so elegant! What you can't show in a photo is the way these pinecone ornaments catch the slightest breeze, which adds to their charm, I think.

    I'm off to make that Norwegian star.

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  12. Mesmerizing snowflakes and thanks for assembling inspiring xmas ornament examples.

    Here's a 3D star topper for the tree.

    http://craftingcreatures.blogspot.com/2011/12/3d-paper-star-for-xmas-tree-topper-free.html

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  13. Those are all so pretty. I particularly like the folded stars.

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  14. Those folded stars are so pretty! I also love the hanging ornament/mobile. I think I have to add these to my holiday craft list! My list is getting very long... :)

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  15. Such a lovely ideas... I came to your blog all the time but didn't comment so much, my english isn't good enough... Love all the things you share with us... and of course the giveaways

    kisses from México

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  16. Just found your blog. Love it!! How brilliant you are!

    This may be old news to you guys, but here's a link:

    http://wabisabi-style.blogspot.com/2011/12/diy-last-minute-xmas-snow-decorations.html

    Cheers, Lisbeth in Sweden

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  17. So glad you all enjoyed the ornaments and many thanks to those of you who've linked to more. Ana Laura, your English is fine - thanks for commenting. :)

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  18. These are extraordinarily beautiful. Great compilation, and I've never seen that Norwegian star before!

    Here's a paper ornament I made this year:
    http://www.dreamhomedecorating.com/paper-christmas-ornaments.html

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  19. Love all of these! That honeycomb ornament is awesome.

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  20. http://dancedreamhunter.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-post_16.html

    Merry X'mas!

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  22. Love all these ornaments, however for the life of me, I could NOT find the link for translation on the Norwegian star. I'd love to make one, but the directions are not clear enough with just pics. Can anybody direct me to a link that makes these, that is in English? I'd be your best friend for life! - Send it to: diannemu22@hotmail.com Thanks alot!

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  23. Hi Diane,

    The translate link pops up for me at the top of the page, but perhaps it depends on the browser you're using. No matter... just go to http://translate.google.com/ and click on Norwegian, paste in the link, and click on the English translation link. Good luck!

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  24. thanks for sharing so many great links! I wonder if you spotted the 3D pinecone shape of the week on the Silhouette blog last week?

    http://blog.silhouetteamerica.com/2012/10/free-shape-of-week-3d-pinecone.html

    It works well...and is as recognisable as a pinecone as your lovely creation ;-))

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    1. Thanks Gill, I'm glad you enjoyed the links. I hadn't seen the Silhouette pine cone - how clever it is!

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  25. Some great ideas to save for next Christmas!

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