Using Wrapping Paper Scraps to Make OrnamentsDecember 19, 2017
We really like to give special gifts to our friends at Christmastime so we can show them they are special to us. I have been helping my mom wrap a lot of presents and each time I wrap a box, I trim off pieces of wrapping paper. The paper is so pretty, but the trimmed off parts aren’t big enough to wrap something else, so I used the wrapping paper scraps to make ornaments. I made them for a lot of friends with their first name initial. You can do it too!
You just need the leftover gift wrap, some cardboard from a box, glue and string to make these ornaments.
Step 1: Pour the glue on a plate and use a paintbrush to put it on the ornament when it’s time to use the glue. You can make the ornaments really pretty with leftover bows and ribbon.
Step 2: Draw a shape for the ornament on the cardboard. I outlined a mitten cookie cutter to draw the shapes but you can use anything or just draw them yourself.
Step 3: Cut a piece of wrapping paper big enough to cover one side of the cardboard shape you cut out and glue it to the back.
Step 4: Trim the paper and glue another piece to the back of the ornament. Make sure the pretty side of the wrapping paper is on the outside of the ornament.
Step 5: Use a different color wrapping paper to cut out a letter and then glue it to the top of the ornament. Ask a grown-up for help cutting a hole in the top of the ornament or use a hole punch. Then put a string through the hole and tie it together.
My ornament is hanging on my small blue Christmas tree in my bedroom where all my favorite SeaWorld ornaments are. I have them in my bedroom because my little sister might accidentally take them off our tree and drop them. They are very special to me because they remind me of all the fun I have when I visit during the SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration.
You probably already have small pieces of leftover wrapping paper to make these ornaments at home too. Make them instead of buying gifts for your friends!