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Twisted Paper Ornaments

Twisted Paper Ornaments

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The holidays are the best time of year for craft lovers like me. There are so many things you can make – whether to decorate your home or to give as gifts. Holidays are a DIY dream!

This year, I have been super busy and have a lot going on in my life. However, I still found time to squeeze in some fun and festive crafts. Crafting is the best way to relax!

Twisted paper ornaments tutorial

These twisted paper ornaments were my latest DIY home décor project. I was so happy with how they came out! Let me tell you all about how I made these pretty, rustic decorations.

As a DIY queen, I am a big fan of JOANN craft store. They have everything you could ever need! I was browsing the Joann website and found a tutorial for twisted paper ornaments. I had to try making these right away. They not only matched my farmhouse décor, but they also looked like a fun, quick craft I could squeeze into my busy day.

twisted paper ornaments

I chose a few different colors of card stock paper to make my ornaments. You can really use any colors you would like, so match the paper to your holiday décor. Once you have your paper patterns picked out, all you need is scissors, a hot glue gun, glue sticks, a spray bottle with water and some plastic ornaments. The ornaments can be any size or color so look for some that are on sale- it’s good to be thrifty when it comes to DIY!

twisted paper ornaments diy

To begin, you need to cut the card stock into strips about one inch wide. Then, spray it with water to make the paper soft. You don’t want to use too much water or the paper will rip, but just enough to get it moldable. I did about two sprays on each side of the paper and that seemed to work perfectly.

twisted paper ornaments

Once wet, twist each strip of paper. Glue the twisted strips of paper onto the plastic ornament, starting near the top and working your way down and around the ornament. When you reach the end of one paper strip, you can continue with the same color paper or switch it up and alternate colors. The design is up to you! They will look great if made in one uniform color of if mixed up into a candy cane pattern. That is the beauty of DIY ornaments- you get to make them look however you want!

diy holiday ornaments

Once the twisted paper strips are all glued on, tie a ribbon bow at the top and glue that on too. Or, just add a pretty ribbon and hang them up right away! Of course, Joann’s has hundreds of ribbon choices. They also have beautiful boxed and paper that you can use to wrap up your ornaments and give as gifts this season. Everyone on your list will adore receiving a handmade ornament – all made with love by YOU!

handmade holiday ornaments

If you are feeling crafty this holiday season and are looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon, I highly recommend making these twisted paper ornaments. Everyone, young and old, can make them so they are also a great indoor, festive family activity. They are simple to make, truly beautiful and you can get everything you need in one convenient location – thanks JOANN!

Please send me pictures of your twisted paper ornaments if you decide to make them. I would love to see what you create!


Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. Veronika Sykorova
    12/16/2020 / 4:00 am

    Wow thats so creative! What a fun idea I’ve never made my own ornaments!

  2. Sarah
    12/15/2020 / 12:15 am

    I love these ornaments. They have such wonderful dimension.

  3. 12/14/2020 / 8:58 pm

    I’m feeling crafty crafty after reading this post and the usage! I would love to do something for my niece and sincerely hope that she likes the outcome!

  4. 12/14/2020 / 4:29 pm

    These are seriously cool, creative, and fun! My middle son will LOVE making them!

  5. Dominique
    12/14/2020 / 3:35 pm

    Wow these are so awesome, I am going to be making them!

  6. Erin
    12/14/2020 / 11:58 am

    These ornaments look so cute! They also look like they would be fun to make with the kids!

  7. Kiwi
    12/14/2020 / 8:44 am

    Wow this is art. This looks like it took time but would be nice on any tree.

  8. 12/14/2020 / 5:18 am

    What a fun and super cute craft! I would love to make these with my kids, I’m sure they would love it!

  9. katrina m kroeplin
    12/14/2020 / 4:53 am

    omg these are so cute. my kids would love making these with me. i will have to give it a shot.

  10. 12/14/2020 / 2:34 am

    What a fun idea. I think even my older kids would enjoy making these decorations.

  11. Anne Marie
    12/13/2020 / 1:56 pm

    I love the texture and bright colors! It’s so much fun making handmade ornaments with your family each year.

  12. Cheeka
    12/13/2020 / 8:18 am

    What!!!!!! This is sooo creative! And such a cool thing to do with kids! Thankssssss! Gonna do it!

  13. 12/13/2020 / 6:05 am

    This is so cute Twisted paper ornaments perfect for Christmas décor I would love to try this! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Erik the Hungry Traveller
    12/13/2020 / 1:32 am

    A very creative project perfect for family bonding. It will definitely keep the adults and kids busy. Thank you for sharing this!

  15. 12/12/2020 / 9:26 pm

    Those are really pretty — I would love to have them on our tree. I love the color combinations as well. I really like these!

  16. 12/12/2020 / 8:40 pm

    so fun and beautiful.. will try these out

  17. 12/12/2020 / 6:32 pm

    I had never thought about making Christmas tree ornaments, but what an inspired idea! And one kids will love to help with.

  18. 12/12/2020 / 4:41 pm

    I love these twisted paper ornaments. They look beautiful and super creative. I will try to make some with my kids.

  19. 12/12/2020 / 4:41 pm

    These look so fun and could be completely unique depending on what you use. How fun!

  20. 12/12/2020 / 2:42 pm

    These are so unique and cute! I am sure my son would love to make them.

  21. 12/12/2020 / 2:09 pm

    These are super fun! I may head out to get some paper so I can make these with my kids today! We have our tree up, but we haven’t decorated it yet!

  22. Angeline
    12/12/2020 / 2:05 pm

    I love this! I can definitely include this craft idea with my son.

  23. 12/12/2020 / 12:35 pm

    You make it seem so easy to make that beautiful ornament but I wish i had your talents. This will be a fun DIY to do with the kids this season.

  24. Ryan Escat
    12/12/2020 / 12:04 pm

    Such a great artwork. This is so perfect for our New Year’s Eve party. I loved it.

  25. Knashz
    12/12/2020 / 6:37 am

    This is absolutely stunning. I’d love to try making this myself!

  26. 12/12/2020 / 6:21 am

    These are so darling! I love the things you can create with paper! Very clever.

  27. 12/12/2020 / 2:51 am

    These would be so fun to make. I like that they are not breakable

  28. 12/12/2020 / 2:08 am

    These are beautiful!! I remember years ago, my Mom making these. I would love to do them as a craft again! 🙂

  29. 12/12/2020 / 12:15 am

    I feel like this would make an amazing night of Christmas fun with the kids. I love the way they turned out. Very cool.

  30. Ben
    12/12/2020 / 12:13 am

    Those are cute ornaments. I like the way they look, and I think it would be a lot of fun to make with them with the kids.

  31. Halimeh Salem
    12/12/2020 / 12:02 am

    I will definitely do this with my son!

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