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12 Days of Holiday Crafts, Day 12: Holly Ornament

 (Maggie Bullock)
(Maggie Bullock)

One last ornament for the season. This ornament is also very fast and easy to put together. In fact, this is a good project to do with kids as well. Using cookie cutters as patterns works well if you need inspiration, and don’t forget to use your paper scraps for this one.

You will need:

  • green and red cardstock scraps
  • scissors
  • glue
  • ½” circle punch
  • ribbon scraps

Cut out two holly leaves per ornament. I like using slightly different shades and textures for each leaf to make them more visually appealing. Crease each leaf lengthwise to give them dimension, and glue them together so just the points overlap. Add a couple of red berries cut with a circle punch, and glue a piece of ribbon to the back.

Hang on your tree, or give one to each guest at a Christmas party. You could also make this project into a gift tag, just add a quick “to” and “from” to the leaves.

One of my New Year's goals for 2011 was to give more handmade gifts over the year, and this Christmas, I am meeting that goal.

Thanks for joining me for the 12 Days of Holiday Crafts. I hope you found some inspiration in this year's projects.

Happy Holidays!



Artist and crafter Maggie Wolcott writes about craft events in and around Spokane, as well as her own adventures in creating and repurposing. Her DwellWellNW posts include project and decorating ideas, recipes, reviews of events, and interviews with local artists. Maggie spends her days as an English professor, and when she’s not grading papers, she can generally be found with a paintbrush or scissors in hand. She can be reached at