Create a metallic or frosted look by painting your paper ornaments with metallic paint. You can buy metallic tempera or acrylic paint or mix your own by adding any color of paint to silver tempera or acrylic. The more silver paint you add, the lighter the resulting metallic paint will be. Mix well.
To save time coloring or painting lots of ornaments, print out the templates on colored cardstock. You will still need to paint some sections like the crown at the top of each round or teardrop-shaped ornament.
Decorate the paper ornaments with the suggested materials above. You can also glue on other materials like paper or fabric lace, ribbons, yarn, gold or silver string, or washi tape.
Print and cut out the round or teardrop-shaped Christmas tree ornaments. Trace around each template onto old Christmas cards to come up with lovely Christmas tree ornaments.
Print out some bells on yellow cardstock. Apply gold glitter glue on the entire bell, spreading it evenly with a paint brush. Once dry, glue a bow at the top. Cut a length of ribbon, lace, rickrack, or decorative tape. Glue it about an inch from the bottom edge of the bell.
Candy canes are fun to color or paint. Create several of these to hook onto the branches of your Christmas tree.
Print out these poinsettias on red cardstock and cut them out. Create a golden center on each flower with either options below:
Once dry, tape a string at the back and hang the paper poinsettias on a Christmas tree or Christmas garland. You can also glue them around a Christmas wreath.
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Embellish the paper stars with glitter, sequins, rhinestones, or smaller stars. Hang several stars around a Christmas tree or place one at the top to make it into a pretty tree topper.
Print out the small or medium-sized Christmas trees on green cardstock. Cut them out and decorate with colorful stickers, sequins, small buttons, beads, rhinestones, fabric or foam shapes, small bows, ribbons, lace, and other decorative materials.
Make some cute Christmas characters to decorate your tree. Print, color, and cut out these Santas and reindeer. Add texture by accenting with materials such as a small pompom for the reindeer's nose, a ribbon to tie around its neck, and cotton for Santa's beard.
Print out these gingerbread people on brown cardstock. Paint the eyes, mouth, and wavy lines on the hands and feet using a small paint brush or cotton bud. You can also use puffy paint to create raised lines. Glue on a small bow, beads, or small buttons on the gingerbread man's body.
These snowmen are fun to color. You can embellish them with glitter and materials like sequins, small buttons, or beads.