Paper globe ornaments

I love these paper ornaments. They look so complex, but they really aren’t.

To start, you need 20 paper circles of whatever patterns you choose. I made mine about 1.5″. If you have a circle template or jumbo punch, it makes it really easy.

Fold the edges of each circle up in three places, so that it looks like a triangle with three tabs.

To make the top of the globe, take five of your circles. Glue the tabs together so that the five form a ring. Repeat this for the bottom of your globe.

To make the center of your globe, glue 10 of your circles in a line. The “triangles” will alternate pointing up and down, so that you have a straight band. Then glue the end circles together to make a ring. Glue the top and bottom pieces onto your ring.

I made a little paper dangle for mine. Once your done, just punch a few holes, put on a wire or ribbon hanger, and voila! All finished.


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11 responses to “Paper globe ornaments

  1. That’s so clever! I love the effect.

    I’m slighlty confused by the instructions though… Should it be 10 circles for the centre ring, not 20?

  2. lisaloo77

    Ooops! My bad! 😉
    It is 10 for the center ring, I changed it in the post. Thanks for pointing that out!!

  3. wackyweeder

    When I was a kid we made these out of old christmas cards. Great recycle project.

  4. These can be made too with fabric ironed onto heavyweight interfacing. Really neat if you can embroider & personalize!
    Blessings Diana

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  6. I love these ornaments! We made them a few years ago and they come out sooo cute!

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  8. Its a great idea. Well done. Keep posting.

  9. moviesmusic

    Very neat! I’ll have to try to make them sometime! They look really cool!!

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