clean & simple sunday no. 61

This week, I’m going to share a clean and simple idea that I found a while back when I was scouring Pinterest for handmade inspiration…


I thought this idea was so clever!  It was originally posted by SU! demonstrator, Christine Crutcher. She used SU! products to create her beautiful example but I swapped that out for A Muse|Studio and LOVE the result!

So here are the clean and simple directions on how I made this adorable ornament:

What you Need|  A clear, flat, plastic round ornament shape {about 3.5″ in diameter) from your local craft store, some ribbon, 2 or 3 patterned papers that coordinate {I used cherry polka dot, wasabi chevron and candy cane stripe}, tape adhesive, glue dots

How to Assemble|
1) Cut 15 strips of patterned paper/card stock into 1″ x 5.5″ pieces {I cut 5 strips each of 3 different patterns}…

2) Roll strips of paper into little tubes and use some tape adhesive on the end to hold each roll together (at least temporarily). Using a paper piercer to wrap the paper strips around to get them started can help…

3) Remove the silver hanger part of the ornament and drop rolled paper strips into the ornament, shaking them around to mix them up

4) Put the hanger back on and use a glue dot to attach a bow in the ribbon of your choice

That’s it!  A cute, handmade gift, perfect for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, hostesses, an ornament swap… who would YOU make this for?


  1. How pretty and simple! I just love how simple your designs always are, yet look so elegant, too! The ornament doesn’t look flat. I’ll have to seek them out at the box stores… Thanks for sharing! This would be a great way to use all my scraps!

  2. says:

    What an awesome idea…it is beautiful!!!  Great gift idea too!! Love it, love you!! XXOO