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Easy Christmas Crafts: Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament


Made with a piece of paper, some glue and some time, this little paper chrysanthemum ornament looks pretty on a tree, added to a package or just displayed as a fun decoration any time of the year.

Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament finished and hanging on display

Use different papers to make a variety of these fun little ornaments.

Easy Christmas Crafts: Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament Materials and Tools:

  • Paper - 8 1/2 by 11-inch makes one ornament (not cardstock) 
  • Small piece of poster board, chip board or cardstock for backing
  • Yarn - 10 inches long 
  • Glue
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Pattern - Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament

Take a look at the simple materials and tools shown here.  

Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament materials and tools

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament:

Print the Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament pattern.

Cut around each of the four pattern pieces.

Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament step 1 cut out the pattern pieces

Trace around the largest plain circle pattern on the poster board (or chip board, or cardstock).

Cut around the poster board circle.

Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament step 2 cut the poster board backing circle

Position and trace around the pattern pieces on the paper for five of the largest circle and one each of the remaining circles.

Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament step 3 draw around pattern pieces

Cut around each of the circles.

Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament step 4 cut the circles from the paper

Hold the small marked circle pattern firmly against the paper.

Cut along each of the eight lines from the outer edge of the circle to the dotted line of the inner circle.

Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament step 5 cut lines on small circle

Stack the five large circles together.

Hold the large marked circle firmly over the stacked group of circles.

Cut along each of the eight lines from the outer edge of the circle to the inner dotted line circle.

Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament step 6 cut lines on large circles

Glue the large plain circle of paper to the poster board backing circle.

Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament step 7 glue back circles together

Begin curling the edges along one of the largest circles.

The goal is to overlap and glue the edges. I find that curling all eight sections first makes the gluing step go faster.

Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament step 8 curl edges

Overlap and glue the edges to form eight points around the large circle.

Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament step 9 glue points

Perform the curling, overlapping and gluing steps for the other four large circles.

Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament step 10 form and glue points on large circles

Glue the small, unmarked circle inside the center of the small cut circle.

This small circle adds stability and also hides the "back" of the paper if you use paper that is not the same on both sides.

Note: this inner circle could be a different color to simulate the inner portion of the flower.

Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament step 11 glue small circle

Curl, overlap and glue the points of the small circle like the earlier steps.

Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament step 12 form and glue point on small circle

Measure and cut the yarn to 10 inches.

Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament step 13 measure and cut yarn

Fold the yarn in half.

The cut ends will be sandwiched between the poster board backing circle and the bottom large circle.

Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament step 14 fold yarn in half

Glue the poster board circle with the decorative paper facing outward to the center back of one of large pieces.

Make sure the yarn ends are held firmly in the glue.

Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament step 15 glue yarn to back

Begin gluing the five large pieces together.

Add glue inside the bottom piece.

Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament step 16 begin gluing shapes together

Stack the back of the second large piece on the first.

Center the two pieces and alternate their points. 

Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament step 17 alternate points

Continue adding and gluing the large pieces one on top of another.

The small piece is the last to be added. 

Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament step 18 add smallest circle last

Glue the small piece to the center of the larger pieces.

Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament step 19 adjust points

Make sure the points alternate from one layer to the next.

Adjust the points if necessary before the glue sets.

Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament step 20 points alternating

The pretty little paper chrysanthemum ornament is finished and ready to display. 

Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament step 21 display the pretty decoration

It takes a little time, not a lot but more than a couple of minutes, to make this pretty little decoration. But, it's worth it.

Just some paper, glue and yarn easily turn into inexpensive, fun and easy decorations that can be used any time of the year.

Make them as ornaments or add them to packages. You can omit the yarn for the packages or include it with an explanation that it's an additional little gift.

Have fun!

The inexpensive and Paper Chrysanthemum Ornament can be an enjoyable project for all ages.


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