Last week while I had a few days off I decided to pull out my Cricut and try to make a few Christmas ornaments after seeing several cute ones online made out of paper. I used some old sheet music we had to give them an old-fashion look.
Cutting the Circles
I used my accent essentials cartridge to cut out 3″ circles.
Using my Cricut saved a lot of time because all I had to do was load the paper and remove the circles. I can’t imagine how my hands would feel if I had cut all of them out myself.
Folding the Circles
Next, I folded the circles in half and attached them back to back (think accordion style) until I had a full circle. I used glue on the first one but that took too long and was messy.
On the next ones I used Zots and adhesive tape since I have somehow managed to accumulate way more than I need. As I Was layering I placed a ribbon down the center so that I would have a way to hang it from my tree.
I used 12 circles to make this one but you could use more or less depending on how full you wanted it to be. I have made 6 so far and love how they look on the tree. If you are looking for more inspiration for ornaments check out the video below. I think it would work with just about any cartridge or paper cutting machine.