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Miniature paper ball ornaments



The trees are up… all 6 of them! Yes, between the family tree, the kid’s trees, the table top tree, the 2 real trees we planted in the front yard we have 6 Christmas trees this year. Which means we’ve been on ornament crafting overload. These miniature paper balls are great for the mini-trees. They are simple enough that the kids can even help craft them and add a fun burst of color to our growing forest at home.

Paper party balls




To make the miniature paper ball ornaments, you’ll need colorful holiday paper cut into eight thin strips. Lay the strips out in a star shape and glue together. Circle the papers up and glue together at the top to finish off the balls.

Add a string for bright festive ornaments to fill those too-good-to-pass-up-what’s-one-more impulsive Christmas tree purchases.


And in case you are feeling like, Christmas is in a week (seriously a week!) and why bother crafting right now. These paper balls are also fun present toppers, drink tags, and general party garland fun once the holiday is done.

PS. More last minute Christmas crafts.

(Photography © A Subtle Revelry by Erin Holland).


  • Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's
    December 18, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    I love the minimalism, yet it’s still vibrant and playful :D -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • Monique | WritingMonique
    December 19, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Easy, but still so cute! I love paper ornaments!

  • Mary
    December 4, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Why not use fancy thin ribbon? Glitter should look very festive!

  • Kayla
    October 18, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Thanks for these ideas. My dad is planning to have miniature printed giveaways for his business. We are now looking up some printing services to assist us.


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