How to make an ornament from molding!

This year is all about making ornaments for one of my trees.  So far I have made Polish Star Ornaments, Paper Star Ornaments, Pipe-cleaner ornaments and these paper ornaments.  Do you want to learn how to make an ornament from molding?  You’re in the right place 🙂

How to make paper ornaments from wood molding


I was down my basement a few days ago painting a piece of wood when I was looking in my scrap wood pile.  I picked up a piece of molding and thought the shape of the profile would be an awesome ornament!  Do you have some favorite molding?  Why not make an ornament from it?

I made three different ornaments from the profiles of some molding that I bought a while back at Home Depot.  Here is an example of how I made one of these ornaments.  I also have templates at the end of this post if you want to make your own!

The image below is the shape of part of a piece of molding.

molding ornament

Using my graphic software I copied this image three times, flipping and mirroring the image to create the image below.

molding ornament

Then I added this image to silhouette duplicated the image to fit 6 copies on one page.

Step One:  Print your images out.  You need to use 12 pieces per ornament.


Molding Paper Ornaments

Step Two: Fold each piece in half lengthwise.


Paper Ornaments

Step three: Glue your pieces together as shown below.   Glue right next to the right side.  Glue two sets of 6 pieces each.



Step four: At this point you will have two sets of 6 pieces each.



Step five: Use a piece of ribbon, string, threat, twine etc in the middle of these two sections.



You are done!!


paper ornaments


DIY Paper Ornaments


You can use these templates to make your own.

Printable Shape 1

Printable Shape 2

Printable Shape 3


Silhouette Files:

Silhouette Shape 1

Silhouette Shape 2

Silhouette Shape 3


Other Christmas DIY projects you may be interested in:

Polish Star Ornaments

DIY Snowballs



 DIY Deer Head

DIY Pipe Cleaner Ornament

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