December 12, 2011

DIY: Christmas Paper Ornaments




Perhaps it's the name of my blog that people think I drink a lot and so I often receive liquor as gifts. In reality, I'm usually the one driving and so under the blue moon when I do drink all it takes is a quarter of a bottle of wine before I get... really happy.

So in this post I'm going to convert my gifted liquor bags into Christmas ornaments. Because this saves on seasonal decorations which results in having more cash for purses and shoes. Dear Lady Dior, I'm $8 closer to you now!


Here are the steps

1. You will need a few gift bags with cool prints, some tacs, and scotch tape

2. Cut the bags into strips of various lengths but keep them all the same width. Keep in mind each ball require 7-8 strips of equal length.

3. Stick a tac through each strip until all 7 strips are on, bend the tac. Do it for both ends of the strip.

4. Fan out the strips evenly. When your ball looks good, tape the tac down from the inside to secure the ball.


And after doing these steps a few times you have a whole bowl of Christmas ornaments for the price of almost nothing! My favorite form of DIY!


65 comments:

  1. wow!
    this is so cute!!!
    im sorry if im not able to drop by every now & then,sweetie
    i have just been very very busy lately
    *sigh*
    i want to make a career shift so i'm trying to keep my life in order for the meantime & i can't blog as much as i do now.
    >_<

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  2. So crafty!

    Love these!!

    http://www.localcelebz.blogspot.com/

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  3. Those arereally pretty!! Will try to make them :)

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  4. I love DIY they are so fun and it's so nice to get creative.

    -Jaz
    http://summerlilacs.blogspot.com/

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  5. Very cute! I love DIY crafts and saving money, who doesn't? :)

    xx Jessica

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  6. How sweet! I wanted to let you know that I got your card today - thank you so much! Hope you receive mine soon!

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  7. Oh such and easy and beautiful idea...definetely will try it!

    hugs
    Andru
    The Black Label

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  8. SO rad! You're a girl after my own heart, my bags usually contain vodka though :) These look great as decoration in the bowl, like you've shown. Killer job girl!
    xo
    Lia

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  9. Great idea! love these, you are so clever ;)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  10. These are amazing cute.
    But the whole time, I was thinking about how my cat would love to play with these.. .:X

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  11. love this idea!
    i wanted to do some Christmas decoration but not too much. this would be perfect.
    thanks~ :D

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  12. great idea. so cute Christmas ornaments. also I liked your message to Lady Dior;)

    have a Cupcake sweet day!
    http://gonchagoncha.blogspot.com/

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  13. What a great idea, and it looks so easy! This is definitely a DIY I could do!

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  14. Lovely!! Do you know how to make a DIY Christmas tree, out of paper? I've been experimenting and everything is a fail.

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  15. Aaah, these are really sweet. Wish I was as creative as you xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  16. these are so beautiful julie! well done!

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  17. The look amazing! Great idea and it's easy to make.

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  18. ah you are so darn creative! these are absolutely adorable girl!

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  19. Very clever! It's more sophisticated than what we used to do, but this brings to mind when I was very young and put together homemade presents for my family--construction paper cards and ornaments; macaroni bracelets, stuff like that. It was a nice time.

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  20. These ornaments are so beautiful and look so easy to make!
    I found you via The Peak of Tres Chic and am now following :)
    fashiontruffles.blogspot.com

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  21. This is an adorable DIY idea, and so easy too!

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  22. How lovely to discover you and your blog, thank you for visiting me. I love your pretty Christmas decorations and thanks for showing us.

    Happy week
    Bugs
    Carolyn

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  23. Wow...this would've been perfect for my sons' school christmas tree!!

    www.dashysassy.com

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  24. creative innovator beautiful recycled treasure!

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  25. This is such a cute DIY idea!! Love that it's recycled :)

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  26. wow thats super easy...i love DIY...i love making cards,boxes and envelopes...its a great way of saving some money!!

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  27. These ornaments are so pretty - thanks for sharing your tips!

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  28. that's surprisingly easy! so cute

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  29. Thanks for your comment! these are so awesome..I really like your blog :)

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  30. such an awesome idea! lovin it! & thanks for your comment!

    http://risingsun-fashionbeauty.blogspot.com

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  31. You always have awesome DIY project! Christmas ornaments can be expensive sometimes. and yet with this DIY ornaments, I can make as many ornaments as I want!

    poseposhpost.blogspot.com
    Pose Posh Post

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  32. I've been reading your blog for about an hour and I'm already lovin' it! Very easy and cool DIY projects and I love your style too :D

    --biang

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  33. Super cute girl! Those ornaments are adorable! :D
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  34. This is such a great money-saving DIY. Will have to try this out.

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  35. I'm so making these next year for my own apartment : D

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  36. Sooo cute!!! and easy to do! :) Thanks for sharing =)

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  37. This is a great idea! What a great way to recycle.

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  38. what a smart idea & so easy too!!! have not used those thumbtack things since elementary school hahaha can't wait to try out!

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  39. This sounds like something I could actually do. Amazingly. I usually suck at everything.
    They're so cute!

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  40. VERY cute!! I'll definitely have to try this!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  41. Such a cute DIY! :D This could probably work for old cards too~

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  42. ahh such cute and creative stuff you got there...love it...

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  43. I forgot that I learned how to make these last year! I better get busy!

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  44. these are SO cute

    Grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  45. fantastic idea... I love christmas decoration!!! take a look on my blog and if you like we can follow each other?
    http://keepintouchwithfashion.blogspot.com/ have a wonderful day… keep in touch

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  46. that´´s so creative :D well done!

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  47. This is so cute! It's so much more meaningful to make your own ornaments. :)

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  48. Hahaha! I prefer champagne than wine, and it also takes me only a quarter bottle get me very very happy! My friends say I'm not a funny person, but I can be very funny when I'm... well, very happy, hahaha!
    Cute ornaments, btw. You might get tired of hearing, or reading me saying this, but you're soooooo creative!

    Visit me:
    LeeAnne, Style N Season
    http://stylenseason.blogspot.com

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  49. These are so much fun to make! I love the bag you used. -xx

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  50. what a super cute idea! i have a bunch of booze gift bags that i bought because they were so cheap, but then realized i never give booze - now i know what to do with them!

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  51. cuteee ^^ !! you 're so creative :D

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  52. great idea! love your quote..."eighth dollars closer...." so funny! but so true, i guess. :)

    hope you're having a fabulous week. i always enjoy visiting you, j.

    jasmine

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  53. wow this is super neat! will definitely copy ;)

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