Friday, October 28, 2011

How To Make Paper Christmas Ornies ~ S0 Easy and Fun!

Hello Everyone.

I have been working on some ornies lately.

Some of them I can’t show off right now because they are for an upcoming swap.

But I did want to share something Easy you might like to make for yourself.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

Look how cute!!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

These are made of paper (both sides.)

Sewn, stuffed, and then a wire hanger added to back side.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Okay, I'm not the best on giving instructions, but I’ll try.   :)

First you will need is some printer paper and some tea.  (or anything to age the paper with)

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

I simply wet down a large tea bag and rubbed it on to one side of the paper.

Got out my hair dryer, and flipped the paper back and forth until dry.


Then I went through my photos folder and found some with Christmas themes.

I changed all of mine to black and white, but you could leave them colored if you wanted to.

The graphic shown below came from  Cajoline-Scrap.

Original graphic.


After I turned it to B&W.


*Feel free to copy Santa graphics and use for your ornies.

I printed it on to my dried, tea stained, paper.

Cut them out.

I then backed it with another piece of the stained paper.

Using my sewing machine to sew around the edges.

*No turning, sew with design side up.

Leaving a small section across the bottom to push a little stuffing inside.

*Use small amounts and go slowly so you don't tear the paper.

Once I had it a little puffy, I stuck the bottom back into the sewing machine and closed it up.

Lastly, I took a little wire, formed a hook, and with a little hot glue attached it to the back.

And that’s it!

Easy, wonderful Christmas decorations.

And you can use any design or size you wish.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

And there you have it,  nearly Free Primitive Christmas ornies!

Now I have to get back to work.

Take Care and Talk Soon,

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

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Hillcresthome Prims said...

Tam, thank you for sharing that with us girls. I am going to do some and thank you for letting us you that Santa on your blog!!!
This is my cup of tea, nice and easy!

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful idea and a nice vintage look with the aged paper.


Faye Henry said...

Thanks Tammy.. I love them and they are so easy..

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Great Tutorial Tammy.
Thanks so much.


Angi at drakestone primitives country cabin said...

just great thanx for sharing and I have the perfect place to put some of these..XX

TheCrankyCrow said...

You are so very clever Tam...and these are stinkin' cute! Love 'em. Thanks for sharing! Happy Friday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Bittersweet and Ivy said...

These are so cute! Love the idea... and will definitely be making some this year!

Thanks for sharing.

jennifer768 said...

Thanks Tammy! I love this idea.Have a wonderful weekend!Hugs,Jen

frontporchprims said...

Oh my goodness:) These are so perfect and cute and easy. I am pinning it right now so I can remember to do this. Thanks Tammy. -Steph-

Carol Stuck said...

Hmmm...really cute idea. I think I will try my hand at this:-)

Thanks Tammy!


Teri said...

These are so creative!! I love them!!!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us!

Trace4J said...

I just love. Thanks for sharing how too..ANd letting us use your HO HO! As my 19yr old son used to say.
Hugs Trace

Raymond Homestead said...

How neat! Thanks for sharing!

Angela said...

Tammy, such a great idea. Thanks for sharing. My daughter bought a scarecrow that was huge at a craft show for her front door and it was made from sewing paper and painted. Loved it. Wouldn't a big santa face be cute? Love your idea. Will have to try some.

Unknown said...

love this Tam! Great idea.....I'm def going to try it!

Unknown said...

love this Tam! Great idea.....I'm def going to try it!

nancy huggins said...

Love the way you primmed the paper and also the ornament, I am going to be in a swap soon and might use that idea. I am now going to follow your blog and also post a link to you on my side bar..Come and visit me when you have time, Thanks for sharing your ornie idea :)

Beryl said...

Love this Tammy, thank you for sharing.

Lee Hill Primitives said...

THANK YOU for sharing this. I will try some for me this Christmas.

Felicia said...

That's really neat Tammy. Didn't know you could sew paper. I'm gonna have to try it. Thanks for sharing.


Firecracker Kid said...

Now that looks real nice. Plus easy to do. Thanks for sharing Tam :o)

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

I really love these Tam - thanks for the tutorial! I'll try my hand at them!

Angie Berry ~ Berry Homespun Primitives said...

Very cute Tammy and great job on the wonderful tut! Cheap and easy is always good... when you are talking about making something (LOL, thought I better clarify that, hehe).