Craft Cottage - Balloon Shaped Paper Ornament

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Crafting Time:

1-3 hours






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Balloon Shaped Paper Ornament

Reminiscent of a miniature hot air balloon, this ornament is a cheery addition to your Christmas tree. You can switch up the paper to create a “balloon” with different colors or patterns; try it with construction paper or double-sided scrapbook paper.

Supplies & Tools:

  • Printable template (download here)
  • 1 sheet green construction paper
  • 1 sheet white construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Stapler
  • 2 paperclips
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks


  1. Print template and cut out pieces.
  2. Trace pieces A and C onto white paper, and pieces B and D onto green paper. (If using double-sided paper, see instructions below.)
  3. Cut out pieces.
  4. Stack the pieces in this order: D-C-B-A-B-C-D.
  5. Stack pieces so that they are lined up along the bottom edge. Use a paperclip to hold the pieces together.
  6. Staple pieces C-B-A-B-C together. Then glue D pieces d in place. Remove paperclips and set aside.
  7. Line up pieces along top edge, and staple together pieces C-B-A-B-C. Then glue D pieces in place.
  8. Cut a piece of ribbon that is about 7" long. (Cut a longer piece if you’d like a longer loop to hang the ornament.)
  9. Use hot glue to secure the ribbon in place.
  10. Tie a small bow from ribbon and glue to ornament.

Ideas from the Elves:

  • Instead lieu of a bow, cut out a small image from a piece of scrapbook paper and glue in place.
  • Try adding a dot of glue and sprinkle with a fine glitter. We used hot glue so that it kept its round shape, but tacky glue will work, too. uses cookies.

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