1950s Paper Ornaments for Halloween, Christmas, Easter

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Make 50s Paper Ornament for Halloween ~ Christmas ~ Easter

Test your imagination and creative skill by designing variations of handsome hanging ornaments made of lightweight cardboard. Designed by Robert Winquist, they make a pleasant contrast to commercial tree balls. Pictured are ones my daughter and I made for Halloween. What do you think?

vintage paper craft ornament

vintage paper craft orange ornament close up
vintage paper craft black ornament close up
vintage paper craft black ornament close up




Get in practice by making the ones pictured here.

  • Download and print patterns to desired size (right click and save to your computer)
  • Fold a 9 x 12 piece of lightweight cardboard or heavy construction paper in half
  • Cut on continuous lines shown
  • Fold on broken lines
  • Roll design tips around pencil to curl
  • Right and left designs require two folds
  • Decorate with ric-rack, paint, sharpies and glitter
  • Attach around balls, pinecones, baby pumpkins, plastic eggs (be creative) by gluing two halves together (each pattern makes one half)

ornament  1 (middle)

ornament 3 (left)ornament  2 (right)

If you have questions about how to begin, drop me a note at my Contact page.  Stay tuned for more exclusive vintage patterns, recipes, and how-tos!

Additional Material ideas:

  • Try them with foam paper
  • Starched fabric
  • Oilcloth
  • Handmade papers

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