Gather your supplies, because today we are going to make adorable “peppermint stripe” paper ornaments! We used glitter paper, but you could just as easily use red and white construction paper instead. If you are doing this project with a group, you could pre-cut the strips and punch the holes so that it can be completed 10-15 minutes. It’s perfect for parties and scouting troops- and they work as pretty package-toppers, too.

Peppermint Stripe Paper Ornaments

Let’s get going! You’ll need:

  • 4X6 inch piece of red glitter paper with white backing OR
  • red and white construction paper, minimum size of 2X3 inches each
  • 1/8 hole punch
  • Paper trimmer OR scissors, ruler and pencil
  • white beads (I used Perler beads because it’s what I had on hand)
  • red or white chenille stems
  • Jingle bell if you like

We made you a handy-dandy video to show you how. (But don’t worry- step-out directions follow, too.)

  1. Using either a paper trimmer or a ruler and pencil, mark and cut ELEVEN 4 X 1/2 inch strips of paper. If you are using construction paper, you’ll need 6 of one color and 7 of the other. screen-shot-2016-12-09-at-9-35-34-am
  2. Using the hold punch, punch holes in BOTH ends of the strips.
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  3. Make a loop on one end of the chenille stem. screen-shot-2016-12-09-at-9-36-56-am
  4. Thread on a bead, then a strip of paper.
  5. Repeat, alternating colors of  paper, using up all of the strips. screen-shot-2016-12-09-at-9-37-45-am
  6. Add one more bead and double-check that the colors alternate before moving to the next step.
  7. Take the FIRST strip of paper (near the loop) and thread it onto the stem. Add a bead.screen-shot-2016-12-09-at-9-38-01-am
  8. Repeat, making sure you are consistent with the threading- if you do it the same way every time, it will form a spiral. screen-shot-2016-12-09-at-9-39-22-am
  9. When all of the strips have been threaded on, finish with another loop or a jingle bell.

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These are adorable as gifts the kids can make and give… or make a bunch and create a banner! We used paper ornament on a wreath as an embellishment.

Peppermint Strip paper ornament.

We know that you’ll have fun and be creative will all kinds of color combinations, too- and since they are so inexpensive and easy to make, everyone on your list will get paper ornament!

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Peppermint Stripe Paper Ornaments.Gather your supplies, because today we are going to make adorable "peppermint stripe" ornaments! We used glitter paper, but you could just as easily use red and white construction paper instead. If you are doing this project with a group, you could pre-cut the strips and punch the holes so that it can be completed 10-15 minutes. It's perfect for parties and scouting troops!