Christmas Paper Ornaments with Altenew Die-Cuts

by Aga

Hello, everyone! It’s Aga here and today I would like to share something different than a card – Christmas ornaments created with Altenew die-cut sets! These are fun and easy to create and perfect for decorating Christmas trees, chandeliers, windows, walls, or whatever your heart and imagination desire!

For all my ornaments I used a light colored paper (A4 80 gsm); the lighter weight of the paper, the better. First, I started by cutting out 24 ornaments using a die from Peace on Earth Die Set. I folded my A4 sheet twice to speed up the process. Once all the pieces were cut, I folded each one in half.

Next, I used a paper clip to hold 12 folded die-cuts together and applied glue down the spine of the ornament.

I repeated the process with 12 more pieces, put two parts of my ornament together, and let it dry for a while.

Once the glue was dried, I removed the paper clips, attached a thread hanger and slowly fanned out all the panels to create the 3D shape of my ornament. I also used different die sets for more shapes (for some of them I needed to add my thread hanger to the spine covered with glue during step two).

I really love how these turned out. Here's a look at all of them together:

And I used my ornaments to decorate some branches that I have gathered in the garden.

Thank you for stopping by today!



Peace on Earth Die Set
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Brilliant Baubles Die Set
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Halftone Circles Nesting Die Set
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Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
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Leyla Newman December 8, 2018 - 10:12

These are beautiful, Aga. I just made some of these myself but I didn’t think about holding them back with the clips like you did. I’m going to be making some more and will follow your process. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely makes with us.

vjw81e December 8, 2018 - 10:12

Oh my goodness, I LOVE this idea! Your ornaments are gorgeous, and I’m so excited to try this!

Deb L December 8, 2018 - 10:19

Such talent ….Beautiful

jintyoo7 December 8, 2018 - 10:25

What a wonderful idea, Aga. They look beautiful.

jintyoo7 December 8, 2018 - 10:26

I have pinned this project, but for some reason I cannot “like” it.

Michele December 8, 2018 - 10:30

AGA!! They are just absolutely stunning!!! if only I had that set!!! another shopping trip…

Bonnie Eng December 8, 2018 - 10:51

Wonderful! I love the ones made with the bauble dies the most. I am waiting for mine to arrive since I did order them. I love the colours you used. I can also see them with a bit of gold or silver inking on the edges too.

LauraJane December 8, 2018 - 13:49


artemistoo December 8, 2018 - 14:37

So clever! Thanks for sharing this!

Daria Zender December 8, 2018 - 14:44

Oh my goodness, I love these ornaments, Aga! What a fun and clever way to stretch your dies.

Kirsty Vittetoe December 8, 2018 - 18:23

Such a clever idea, I am so going to make these!!!!

Bev Page December 9, 2018 - 00:45

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these so-pretty ornaments. They are so cute! What a beautiful and clever idea you had. Thank you so much for sharing with us – I’m sure many of us are rushing off to make these. Merry Christmas.

Kaye Thrasher December 9, 2018 - 01:15

What fun. Love the ornaments. Quick easy and too cute. Thanks for sharing your art.?

Annette Reed December 9, 2018 - 02:09

These are gorgeous! I’m going to have to try this at home! What a cool project. Thanks for the step by step!

TracyM #6773 December 9, 2018 - 06:10

WOW – these are SO BEAUTIFUL!
Thank you for sharing your tutorial too … for some reason I thought we had to adhere the layers, super excited to try just the fold, looking forward to having lots of ruffled dimension just like yours :)

Henriëtte December 9, 2018 - 12:53

They are awesome Aga, I am going at once trough my craftsupplies to look for dies and paper and although I love all the colours you have used, I will make them all white. Thank you so much for sharing this stunning tutorial.

karidejarnette December 10, 2018 - 11:10

LOVE this idea, Aga! THANK YOU so much for your inspiration and excellent visuals! Happy holidays.

Cris G. December 12, 2018 - 12:05

What a cool idea with fabulous results… definitely one to try!!! Thank you for sharing!


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