Make An Ornament Template to Suit Any Paper Art Christmas Craft

Learning how to make any of the three ornament templates in this tutorial will allow you to make any of the Christmas crafts shown below.

Note: If you are not interested in learning how to draw your own, rest assured, I supply a free template in each tutorial.

Draw the ornament template that goes along with this Christmas ornament tutorial
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Draw the ornament template that goes along with this Christmas ornament tutorial
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Draw the ornament template that goes along with this Christmas ornament tutorial
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I made the Christmas ornaments above using templates that I drew myself.

Learn how to draw all three of them.

The first one uses a stencil to help with the drawing, and the second and third one are free-hand. However, none of them are very difficult.

Once you learn how to draw an ornament template, you'll be able to create them special for your own personal Christmas crafts.

Note: I always supply a free printable template with each tutorial, just in case drawing is not your thing.

Ornament Template #1

Make the ornament template to go along with this ornament tutorial
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Draw your own unique template from the tutorial below (or use my pre-made ones) and make this ornament, or use my free printable (if you just aren't into drawing right now).


Template ornament step #1

An effective way to draw your own ornament template is by using a stencil, like this one, to place your circles. This method is the easiest, for beginners.







Template ornament step #2
  • Place the oval part of a stencil on folded paper as shown.
  • Draw around the outside to make the largest half of an oval for the top of the ornament (A).





Template ornament step #3
  • Move the stencil down your paper, and inward just a bit.

Be sure and leave space between the ovals (A).

  • Use the medium ellipse to draw the second half of an oval (B).




Template ornament step #4
  • Move the stencil down the paper, and inward again (A)
  • Use the small ellipse to draw the third half of an oval (B)






Finish drawing your template ornament step
  • Finish by connecting the lines at (A), (B) and (C).








Template ornament step #61
  • Draw the top holder (A)
  • Draw a second line on the inside of the template you just drew. Keep the same distance away, all the way around (B).

Note: I always draw the inside line to make templates that can be used whole, or as a frame. It's great to have a choice!



Cut out your ornament template

Cut on the outside and the inside lines








Open your ornament template

Unfold to reveal your template!


Ornament Template #2

Make this ornament card with a removable ornament for your recipient
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Make this Christmas gift card using your own hand drawn template from below, or use my free template if drawing is just not your thing.

This gift card has an ornament inside for family and friends to remove and hang on their tree.

Let's begin!




Template ornament step #1
  • Fold a piece of paper in half
  • Draw a half round shape for the largest top part (A)
  • Place the top holder (B)






Template ornament step #2
  • Draw 2 waves
  • Make each "wave" closer to the folded edge of the paper, as you go down (A).







Draw the frame for your ornament template
  • Draw the inside line to make a framed template (A). Keep the same distance away, all the way around.

Tip: If you make a framed template, it can be used as a whole template, as well (just draw around the outside of it).





Cut out your ornament template
  • Cut on the outside and the inside line








Unfold your ornament template

Unfold to reveal completed template!



Ornament Template #3:


Make this Christmas ornament craft
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Here are the steps for making this Christmas ornament using your handmade template below, or by printing out my free template.












Supplies for making this Christmas ornament craft

At A Glance

  1. Cut 2 whole ornaments.
  2. Cut 2 frame ornaments.
  3. Cut one small rectangle for the top holder.
  4. Cut 6 snowmen (or another image that's on your decorative paper).
  5. Glue the snowmen back-to-back, slipping in fishing line between the two pieces for them to hang by.
  6. Glue one frame to the whole ornament. Repeat to make the front and back.
  7. Glue the front and back together (hang the snowmen by gluing the ends of the fishing line in between the front and back, right at the bottom ).
  8. Glue the top hanger on.
  9. Punch a hole in the hanger.
  10. Curl the cording by using this method here (or use ribbon).

Drawing The Ornament Template

This template is longer and narrower than the previous one, creating a different type of look. However, it's the same basic principle.

You can begin to see how by changing just a few things about the lines, gives a different type of template. The possibilities are endless, which is why it's so great to learn how to draw your own.



Begin drawing your ornament template
  • Fold a piece of paper in half
  • Draw the round shape for the top section, making it narrower than the previous one drawn (as shown by the arrow).






Template ornament step #2
  • Draw a wavy line with two large waves
  • Make each wave slightly smaller and closer in (A) as you go down







Template ornament step #3
  • Draw a small holder for the top (A)
  • Finish the wavy line by coming in to a point at the bottom (B)
  • Draw the inside line to make a framed template (C). Keep the same distance away, all the way around
  • Begin cutting your template out

Tip: I always make my templates into frames. This way they can be used as a whole template or a frame template. It's always nice to have the choice!



Cut out your ornament template
  • Cut on the outside and the inside line









Unfold your ornament template

Unfold to reveal your template









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