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DIY Geometric Paper Ornaments

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 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 Paper Ornaments

DIY Paper Ornaments

DIY Paper Ornaments

DIY 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)

Posted by decor8 in Arts + Crafts on November 28, 2012

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  1. sarah commented
    November 28th, 2012 at 4:37pm

    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!

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  2. Afi commented
    November 28th, 2012 at 4:47pm

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

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  3. rita commented
    November 28th, 2012 at 5:52pm

    these are gorgeous! particularly with the metallic string! i would love to hang these above my desk in my office!
    rita´s last blog post ..tis the season : limited edition

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  4. michele maule commented
    November 28th, 2012 at 6:07pm

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

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  5. Kate commented
    November 28th, 2012 at 8:09pm

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

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  6. Joanne commented
    November 28th, 2012 at 8:11pm

    These are lovely. Simple things…
    Joanne´s last blog post ..Decorating my house for Christmas

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  7. Mnêmosunê commented
    November 28th, 2012 at 9:02pm

    Oh I love these ornaments !

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  8. Anja commented
    November 28th, 2012 at 10:44pm

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

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  9. Hayley commented
    November 28th, 2012 at 11:56pm

    That pastel color way is gorgeous!

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  10. Kate @ Songs Kate Sang commented
    November 29th, 2012 at 1:26am

    So beautiful! i just saw some as decorations at Anthropologie today and wondered where they were from – Thank you!
    Kate @ Songs Kate Sang´s last blog post ..Dream Chaser | Dove’s Eyes

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  11. Amanda @gidders1 commented
    November 29th, 2012 at 9:53am

    These are very simple and VERY cool. Thanks for sharing!
    Amanda @gidders1´s last blog post ..My Fireplace

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  12. Rebecca commented
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:40am

    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…
    Rebecca´s last blog post ..a little something in the post…

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  13. Dee commented
    November 29th, 2012 at 5:09pm

    Very cool idea!
    Dee´s last blog post ..High design.Furniture love.

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  14. JJ Pagac commented
    November 30th, 2012 at 2:03am

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

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  15. lucianna samu commented
    December 7th, 2012 at 3:05pm

    These are great and have so many uses. A baby mobile would be a super use. Love the colors!
    lucianna samu´s last blog post ..Honesty IS the best policy

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