Monday, 28 November 2011


This is the first Christmas that Brendon and I will spend together as a married couple... And it's also the first year we're having the family get together at our place! So I'm especially excited for all the festivities. I decided that I wanted to make a unique tree with handmade decorations that suit us and our wee house. They're not exactly the typical Christmas look but I'm quite fond of how they turned out :)

You'll need:
Some paper to rip up to papier-maché with, glue (I find wheat-based adhesive best for this type of project), plain baubles or polystyrene balls, masking tape, cotton/string, pens and paint.

If your bauble doesn't already have string attached you can make a loop with your cotton and secure it with masking tape. Then rip up your paper and cover the entire ball. I used an old text book that was gathering dust in my garage. Then use a pen or paint to do illustrations and text. I also found some spotty feathers that I added with a button on top to hide the join. And voila! Easy peasy.


  1. Oh - this is so fantastic! The drawings are so pretty and make the christmas ornaments so creative and personally.

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  2. definitely trying these this weekend!! Wonderful! :)

  3. Such a unique look, these ornaments are something else! Wow! Maybe I'll dare to try and do something similar.:)

  4. These are really lovely, I wish my hand was a little steadier!

  5. WOW. These are amazing! Also, your blog has impeccable design! :D

  6. Wow, I love those ornaments! They look so fun to make :) Gorgeous blog and design! Hope you have a smooth time getting everything ready for the holidays!

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  7. how much for a set of four. im in love

  8. beautiful Tori!

  9. These are so adorable :D
    Especially because of your cute little illustrations.

  10. Now, this is seriously amazing! Gonna have to try these! :) Following you now!

    P.S. Your wedding was amazing!! The pictures are gorgeous!

  11. This is an AMAZING craft. Thank you so much for sharing! I am pretty low on cash this year and I just went out to get supplies to make these for a bunch of people on my list. They are PERFECT and sincerely appreciated!
    Take care,

  12. totally just saw these on crawkgawker!!!!!!!

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  13. i really want to try this! i know someone who is crazy about Christmas ornaments so this should be the perfect gift!
    love t

  14. These are so beautiful, Tori. Glad to have found your blog via pinterest! :)


  15. So nicely you have change a ball in ornaments with newspaper and colors..Nice dude...

  16. These are some of my absolute favourite ornaments ever. So whimsical. Hope you don't mind, but I featured them on my blog (with full credits!)

    x Elena @ Randomly Happy

  17. It's a fabulous idea ! I like so much !!
    Kiss !


  18. Oh very nice ornaments! Love the artwork you painted on them! :)

    I linked this tutorial in my blog: hope you don't mind :)

  19. Awesome work i like this ornaments making tips ,great share.

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  22. What a lovely idea, easy enough for even me to do ! Thank you, I will certainly be making these during the year for the forth-coming Christmas.

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