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Easy Paper Crafts: Cut Paper Circle Ornament


Paper and scissors turn into a fun cut paper circle ornament that can add smiles any time of the year. Just fun and easy.

Yes, they are all three made using the same circle pattern. The left and right are exactly the same. One hangs from the small end, the other from the large end.

The one in the middle uses two circles to form one ornament.

Cut Paper Circle Ornament three on display

Take a look at the simple steps below for how to make this fun ornament.

Easy Paper Crafts: Cut Paper Circle Ornament Materials and Tools:

  • Paper, 20 or 24-pound
  • Scissors
  • Cut Paper Circle Ornament pattern (click to open an Adobe PDF) 
  • Glue (optional for the two-circle ornament)

Cut Paper Circle Ornament materials and tools 

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Paper Crafts: Cut Paper Circle Ornament:

Print the Cut Paper Circle Ornament Pattern on the paper color of your choice.

Cut around the outer edge of one of the circles.

Cut Paper Circle Ornament step 1 cut circle

Fold the circle in half with the gray circle lines on the outside. Match the small points at the outer circle.

Cut Paper Circle Ornament step 2 fold in half

Open the circle and fold in half again opposite the first fold matching the points.

Cut Paper Circle Ornament step 3 fold opposite half

Fold in half with the line nearest the edge touching the fold.

Begin cutting on the line from the fold.

Cut just to the end of the line.

Cut Paper Circle Ornament step 4 begin cutting

Continue cutting the lines that touch the folded edge.

Cut Paper Circle Ornament step 5 cut on lines

Cut the lines on either side of the half circle.

Cut out the innermost circle and discard.

Cut Paper Circle Ornament step 6 cut out center circle

Unfold the circle and refold along the opposite fold.

Cut Paper Circle Ornament step 7 open and fold opposite

Begin cutting the lines that touch the folded edge.

Cut just to the end of the gray lines.

Cut Paper Circle Ornament step 8 cut on new lines

Finish cutting all of the lines.

Cut Paper Circle Ornament step 9 finish cuts

Open the circle and flatten the folds by bending them backwards slightly.

Cut Paper Circle Ornament step 10 open and flatten folds

Pull the ornament gently apart by holding the edges of the smallest circle in and the edges of the largest circle.

Cut Paper Circle Ornament step 11 gently stretch

The simple ornament is ready to display hanging from either the large circle or from the small circle.

Cut Paper Circle Ornament step12 hang to display

To make the larger ornament with two circles follow the steps to cut two circles.

Match the two large circles at the folds.

Cut Paper Circle Ornament optional glue two together

Add glue at just the two points for 1/4 inch on either side of the small arrow heads.

Cut Paper Circle Ornament optional bases glued together

The two-circle ornament is finished and ready to display.

Cut Paper Circle Ornament optional on display

Colorful paper and scissors quickly turn into a fun ornament that can be used any time of the year.

Have fun!

The Cut Paper Circle Ornament could also be a fun coloring project for children and be interesting with a different color on each side of the paper.


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