A Winter Scene Triangle Ornament (With Template) at Jennifer Grace Creates

A Winter Scene Triangle Ornament (With Template)

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2015 Blog Event – see a list of all the posts HERE)

Here’s another Christmas Ornament to freshen up your festive decorations – a Winter Scene Triangle Ornament:

A Winter Scene Triangle Ornament (With Template) at Jennifer Grace Creates

I want to make lots of these and fill them all with different scenes!

I have a PDF A4 Template which you can download HERE if you’d like to make your own (you will be prompted to download it, it doesn’t start automatically).

A Winter Scene Triangle Ornament (With Template) at Jennifer Grace Creates

Here’s how to make your ornament. You may notice that the step-by-step photos show me using some woodgrain patterned paper as the ornament. That was my plan, until I made a mistake when it was nearly finished and ripped it – arrgghh! I will talk about that when I get to it. It turns out I actually prefer the blue card I ended up using, so it was okay!

Step 1: Print off your template and find some card or stiff patterned paper to use:

A Winter Scene Triangle Ornament (With Template) at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 2: Cut out the template and then the card just along the outer edges:

A Winter Scene Triangle Ornament (With Template) at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 3: Score along the fold lines – I just laid the template on top of the card and scored both sheets together, but you could draw the lines onto the card before scoring if you prefer:

A Winter Scene Triangle Ornament (With Template) at Jennifer Grace Creates

You don’t need to put the template on top to score the tabs, just follow the edge:

A Winter Scene Triangle Ornament (With Template) at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 4: Use a sharp craft knife to cut out the window, again I just cut through both layers at once (using a metal ruler to keep my lines straight):

A Winter Scene Triangle Ornament (With Template) at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 5: Pierce holes for your twine or thread to go through using a paper piercer or darning needle:

A Winter Scene Triangle Ornament (With Template) at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 6: If you don’t like the pattern on the back of your patterned paper you can cut triangles from another pattern to stick inside – but don’t stick them both down yet:

A Winter Scene Triangle Ornament (With Template) at Jennifer Grace Creates

You need to adhere one of the flaps together first:

A Winter Scene Triangle Ornament (With Template) at Jennifer Grace Creates

And then stick the patterned triangle on top to hide the tab:

A Winter Scene Triangle Ornament (With Template) at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 7: Cut the ‘snow’ from white card and fold the edges in at an angle. Now here’s where things started to go wrong. I used tape to stick my ‘snow’ into the ornament, but I should have used hot glue:

A Winter Scene Triangle Ornament (With Template) at Jennifer Grace Creates

The next steps are to stick on a tiny tree or any other images or stickers which you want in your scene, then close the ornament by taping down the other tabs (tape worked fine – a bit too well – for my tabs on the woodgrain paper, but not so well on the blue card – I ended up using glue on one tab as well as tape).

I did those steps, but then my snow fell out. I tried to stick the snow back in by pushing it back through the window, and then I ripped the edges of the window. Then I tried to undo the tape and ripped it some more… disaster! I gave up and swapped to some blue card, following all the steps above, but sticking the snow in with hot glue!

I did also cut a larger window, as I decided you couldn’t see enough of the scene. The template has been adjusted accordingly, so you will have the larger window on your ornament:

A Winter Scene Triangle Ornament (With Template) at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 8: Back to scheduled programming – stick your snow in using hot glue or another really strong glue at the sides:

A Winter Scene Triangle Ornament (With Template) at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 9: Stick a bit of cotton wool at the bottom to hide the gap and give more depth to the scene:

A Winter Scene Triangle Ornament (With Template) at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 10: Add your tree and a character sticker or chipboard piece by hot gluing them to the front of the card snow:

A Winter Scene Triangle Ornament (With Template) at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 11: Tape or glue the other tabs down so the ornament is closed, then use a darning needle to add some thread or twine to the top for hanging the ornament:

A Winter Scene Triangle Ornament (With Template) at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 12: Glue any additions you want on the outside of the ornament. This is also when I added a bit of glue to the bottom tab as the tape kept coming undone:

A Winter Scene Triangle Ornament (With Template) at Jennifer Grace Creates

That’s it! Now you can hang your ornament. I’m thinking these would also look cool with a child’s drawing of a Christmas character inside instead of a sticker. I shall get Little Miss to design some!

Be Inspired:

Make a triangular Christmas ornament

Add some cotton wool snow to a project

Create a winter scene on a layout or card with snowy hills and tiny trees

What Christmas or winter character would you add to your snowy scene?

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I’ll see you again tomorrow!

Jennifer x

15 Comments
  • Shelley
    Reply

    WOW! Another great project. Thanks for the template and the tutorial. Your ornament came out darling and there are so many fun possibilities.

    November 24, 2015 at 2:54 pm
  • Denise Bryant
    Reply

    This is absolutely adorable! I love the shape of the ornament too. I’m thinking I might have some fun dies that would create a cute scene inside too! Have to do this….

    November 24, 2015 at 4:33 pm
  • That is so cool! I love it!

    November 24, 2015 at 7:33 pm
  • Oh! That is waaaaay cute! Can see a Christmas manger with the baby Jesus in there too:)

    November 24, 2015 at 8:21 pm
  • that is so sweet and could be adapted for so many things

    November 24, 2015 at 10:24 pm
  • KT Fit Kitty
    Reply

    This is so cool! OMGoodness, I love it! Thank you so much for the template! I’m going to download now! So many possibilities… I would add either a snowman or a penguin!

    November 25, 2015 at 3:56 am
  • Would be fun to put a cutout of each family member as the “character” in the scene, with their name on the outside in place of the word! My mind is racing 🙂

    November 25, 2015 at 4:42 am
  • Great tutorial for this adorable ornament idea!! The little gingerbread gal is so cute.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

    November 25, 2015 at 4:25 pm
  • What a great unique idea!! LOL…. would be a forest scene with a deer!!! hee hee

    November 26, 2015 at 2:53 am
  • Dawn F.
    Reply

    Cute idea!

    November 27, 2015 at 1:29 am
  • Jackie Edwards
    Reply

    What a super project!! Think I would have to have a snowman!!!

    November 27, 2015 at 11:55 am
  • This is such a cute project….would look great with a Santa inside as well.

    November 27, 2015 at 3:52 pm
  • karenladd
    Reply

    This is SO adorable and so fun! That triangle shape makes it really unique and I love your little gingerbread scene!

    November 28, 2015 at 7:31 am
  • If I was doing a Christmas-in-winter ornament I’d be very happy with the gingerbread girl, she’s such a cutie! I’ve been a bit challenged to come up with a southern hemisphere icon though – maybe Santa in swimming gear?

    November 30, 2015 at 3:17 am
  • Linda Guest
    Reply

    Whata great classroom project. Easy enough to set up with this template and loads of scope so that pupils can individualise the ornaments. Not going to cost a fortune either. I love it

    November 30, 2015 at 5:12 pm

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