Seeing the Children’s Christmas Ornaments at Longwood Gardens this year inspired this Ironed Contact Paper Ornament which I made with my youngest son. I kept the ornament shape simple to give him free rein with creating his own ornaments. While my son used lots of sequins, tissue paper is another option for these see-through ornaments.
I set up the craft on our living room rug to give us plenty of room for creating. I put the sequins on a glass plate in the middle of our workspace. If you’re afraid of losing sequins, use a large tray to contain the crafting.
Cutting the contact paper into approximately 4 inch squares, we lay the pieces of tissue paper and sequins on the sticky side of the contact paper. Press down the sequins to make sure they stick. Try to keep the sequins away from the edge of the contact paper to prevent them from falling out of the ornament. As you can see, my 5 year old followed his own directions.
Once the applying was finished, I lay a second piece of contact paper over top and pressed it down. To ensure the contact paper ornament sticks together, I briefly pressed the ornaments with an iron on a low setting. Before pressing, I laid a pressing cloth between the ornament and the iron to prevent the iron from touching the plastic. Punch a hole in the top of the ornament, and you’re ready to hang it.
Other Ornaments We’ve Made
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