Stained Glass Christmas Ornaments

Stained Glass Christmas Ornaments

31100 Stainglass Ornaments Collection

Need a fast and fabulous Christmas craft? These beautiful ornaments are the perfect project to spread holiday cheer!

Age: 4+

Duration: 10 minutes

Learning Outcomes: Explore the symbolism behind common Christmas emblems. Create beautiful take-home art that can be given as a gift. Exercise fine motor skills.

You’ll Need: 


These ornaments are quick and simple to put together. Start by simply popping out the die-cut frames. Next, pop out the internal pieces, and set the frames aside.

Lay the internal pop-out on the stained glass paper and use a pencil to draw around the internal pop out. Make sure that you leave at least 1/4″ of space around the internal pop out so you have enough space to tape the stained glass paper into the frame. Cut out your stained glass pieces, and tape them to the inside (the white side) of the frames. Make sure to leave the small round hole at the top open!

Once your stained glass pieces are taped in place, fold the frame over and tape closed.

To finish off your stained glass ornament, cut a 6″ piece of yarn. Thread the yarn through the small round hole at the top of your ornament, and knot the loose ends into a circle. This will allow you to hang your ornament on your Christmas tree!

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Have family members who don’t celebrate Christmas? Gift them the snowman or snowflake ornament and suggest they hang it in a window! Sunlight streams through the stained glass paper beautifully, and adds cheer to winter months.

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Christmas Tree Flourish Ornaments

Feature-Image-CurlDecorationsAdd a fancy touch to your Christmas tree or include it in your holiday classroom decorations. The glitter can be a bit messy to work with, but in this craft, your students won’t have to get their hands in it! Super simple and stunning–that’s what we like!

Age: 5+

Duration: 15-20 minutes

You’ll Need:

R15305 Renaissance Era Paper

• Glitter

• Scissors

• Glue

• Paper plates

• Ruler


You can use any one of our decorative papers to customize your own flourish ornament. When you’re done making the ornaments, send us a picture of how they look like on your Christmas tree!

IMG_7925Paper plates will come in handy when adding glitter to your flourish ornament!

CurlDecoFoldCut-AnimationFirst, fold your paper lengthwise in half, then fold once again. Unfold your paper, to reveal three fold lines in total. Cut along the fold lines to separate the paper into four equal strips.

IMG_7933To make the curls on your flourish ornament, fold one strip of paper in half. Press the edge of a ruler to the underside (unprinted part) of one half of the paper strip. Stabilize the top of the paper with your thumb and pull the ruler with your thumb over the remaining length of the paper strip. This will curl the paper inwards.

Repeat for the opposite side of the paper strip.

IMG_7934Do the same for the remainder of the paper strips.

CurlDecoGluing-AnimationNext, glue the edges of your paper curls together. Join the edges together and fan the curls outwards from the center.

CurlDecoGlitter-AnimationFill the bottom of one paper plate with glue. Fill the bottom of a second paper plate with glitter. Dip one side of the flourish ornament in the glue. Lift, then dip the same side down into the glitter. Remove and set aside to dry.

IMG_7948Thread a length of string through the top of the flourish ornament and tie a knot at the opposite end. Now it’s ready to hang!


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