DIY Mid Century Christmas Ornaments (made From Paper)!

3 Materials
2 Hours

This year Steve and I are splitting the holidays between Palm Springs and Seattle. We wanted to have some Christmas cheer while we are here in the desert, but we didn’t want to put too much time and effort into it. And, it has to be a colorful, mid century modern Christmas idea to fit in with our Palm Springs desert modern home! We searched around, got some ideas, made a few tweaks, and voila! Mid century Christmas ornaments made from paper that were super simple to make!


Colored Cardstock

Grommet kit

Ribbon to hang with

Hole Punch

Scissors or paper cutter



The first step in making your mid century ornaments is to cut your card stock into 5 strips. Two longer strips, two medium length strips, and one shorter strip.

Now line up the ends of all five strips of paper, and punch a hole in the end through all layers with the hole punch. Repeat on the other end.

You can get all the details  on our blog and see our complete step by step tutorial.

Layer the strips like this : long, medium, short, medium, long.

Next follow the directions on the grommet kit to attach all the strips together at each end.

Here they are finished. Aren't they cool?

Thread ribbon through the grommet on one end, and hang! You can either use a glue gun to attach the ribbon to itself, or even just tie it, whatever you prefer.

We hung our paper mid century ornaments at different heights for interest.

We added vintage gold and silver Christmas starburst ornaments to the display to give it even more of a "mid century" feel!

How easy is that? These mid century modern Christmas paper ornaments are super simple, and really inexpensive to make. And they look awesome!

More details on our blog. Stop by and check it out!

Suggested materials:

  • Colored card stock   (craft store)
  • Grommet kit   (craft store)
  • Ribbon   (craft store)

Kathy&Steve @ TBD•TGG•OhMeOhMy
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  • Laura Laura on Nov 26, 2021

    They are so cute I would keep them up Year around. ❤️🤍💙🇺🇸


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