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DIY Geometric Paper Ornaments

November 28, 2012

Ohhhh I love shopping this time of the year, don’t you? Okay, so every store is packed but it’s still so nice to be out – especially in the larger cities where the store windows are decorated so fancifully and the whimsical store decor can’t help by infect you with a happy virus plus, most people are in a good mood. Of course, by mid December I’m completely over it and begging, “Make it go awayyyy!” (LOL) but for now, I’m enjoying the sights and sounds and the mulled spice wine!

DIY Geometric Paper Ornaments

One thing I see EVERYWHERE are shiny things on strings – ornaments! Especially here in the Christmas markets that just popped up all over my city. Yet, with the exception of the Santa and Reindeer variety, I don’t see most ornaments as being so Christmas-y these days despite the fact that they show up mostly during this time of the year. I see ornaments as great decor any time of the year, in fact I like hanging them from the handles on my windows, from a nail to mix in with art on a salon style wall or to hang from a cabinet lock. I love going to Anthropologie after Christmas to take advantage of their ornament sales because they’re usually 50% off or more.

Of course, most associate ornaments with Christmas for good reason and if done with a measure of good taste (not overloading a tree so much that it bends like my dear grandmother once did, ha ha!), they can be a real thing of beauty if you choose to celebrate. I came across some ornaments today in my inbox that I thought I’d share, these DIY geometric paper ornaments are gorgeous – you can go with the bold brights or the softer pastels or do what I would do – mix them up! I can see these as being fun for Spring, especially the pastel tones.

DIY Geometric Paper Ornaments

DIY Geometric Paper Ornaments

DIY Geometric Paper Ornaments

DIY Geometric Paper Ornaments

These beauties are from Field Guide Design. So pretty, right? I love geometric shapes, especially mixing pastels with black and some brights – fun!

(images: field guide design)

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15 Comments

  • Reply sarah November 28, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Ooooh- I’ve been looking for baby mobile ideas that I wouldn’t hate looking at since we will be sharing a room with the baby for the first few months- these are perfect!

  • Reply Afi November 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    WOW!! These are awesome! What a great find! Thanks for sharing :o) xo

  • Reply rita November 28, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    these are gorgeous! particularly with the metallic string! i would love to hang these above my desk in my office!

  • Reply michele maule November 28, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Love these! So pretty. I’d love to hang these all over my room :)

  • Reply Kate November 28, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    These are fantastic! Knowing me I’d end up with multiple papercuts but it would definitely be worth it :)

  • Reply Joanne November 28, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    These are lovely. Simple things…

  • Reply Mnêmosunê November 28, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Oh I love these ornaments !

  • Reply Anja November 28, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Love it! The perfekt gift for my pastel lovin friend…

  • Reply Hayley November 28, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    That pastel color way is gorgeous!

  • Reply Kate @ Songs Kate Sang November 29, 2012 at 1:26 am

    So beautiful! i just saw some as decorations at Anthropologie today and wondered where they were from – Thank you!

  • Reply Amanda @gidders1 November 29, 2012 at 9:53 am

    These are very simple and VERY cool. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Rebecca November 29, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Oh these are fab! And I am so glad to hear you say that you are usually over christmas by mid december as I’m just the same! Right now it’s still exciting and then it all gets a bit too much…

  • Reply Dee November 29, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Very cool idea!

  • Reply JJ Pagac November 30, 2012 at 2:03 am

    Thanks for sharing! I was just thinking about holiday decorating ideas!

  • Reply lucianna samu December 7, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    These are great and have so many uses. A baby mobile would be a super use. Love the colors!

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