Scandinavian Inspired Mod Podge Ornament by Michelle at Sweet Something Design {Ornament No.19}

Scandinavian Inspired Mod Podge Ornament by Michelle at Sweet Something Design {Ornament No.19}

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Michelle from Sweet Something Design

Scandinavian Inspired Mod Podge Ornament{Handmade Ornament No. 19}Welcome…Michelle!

Hello! My name is Michelle from Sweet Something Design. I’m so thrilled to be a part of Stephanie Lynn’s Exquisite Bloggers Handmade Ornament Extravaganza! Christmas is an especially nice time to create and creating handmade ornaments is one tradition I can count on, year after year.

I always like to create at least one kind of ornament to give as gifts, or add to our family collection. This year I’ve been consumed with all things Scandinavian and wanted to create some ornaments inspired by all things Nordic! When I found some unfinished paper mache ornaments at my local craft store, I knew they would be a perfect starting point for what I wanted to do. These are quick and simple ornaments that could certainly be reinterpreted to fit you own style, and get the kids involved too!

Here is what you’ll need:


Unfinished paper mache ornaments (Craft Store)
Various scrapbooking paper
Paper trimmer
Sanding block or fine grit sand paper
Mod Podge
Craft glue with nozzle
Paint brush
Silver Glitter (Martha Stewart)
Silver Tinsel Glitter (Martha Stewart)
Plastic beads

Measure each section of the ornament, this one is approximately 2″ by 6″, that’s with a little trimming room. Go ahead and precut stripes for all six sides. I used a mix of coordinating papers, I repeated the plaid, that’s my favorite.

Work on one section at a time. Coat a section with Mod Podge and lay the first strip of paper on. Smooth out any bubbles or excess glue with your fingers.

Go ahead and trim with scissors, don’t worry about the rough edges right now.

Continue all the way around until every section is done.

Using the sanding block or sand paper, sand off the rough edges. Get it nice and smooth. After sanding, coat the entire ornament with mod Podge to seal it really well.

Now it’s time for the glitter. Run a bead of craft glue down the seam of each section, not too much, you don’t want it to run. I did 2 sometimes 3 sections at a time. Quickly sprinkle glitter on the wet glue. Let dry. Once one side is dry, move on to the next side. It’s a good idea to figure out where you can hang the ornaments while they are drying, just to make it easy.

To add another detail, I accented the glitter with tinsel glitter. I just discovered this stuff, and it is really fun. It adds a whimsical look to everything! I like the combination of the glitter with the tinsel glitter.

Finally, add some beads to the string hanger and knot. You have made yourself an heirloom ornament that you’ll love hanging on the tree year after year!

Don’t forget, this can be up to your own interpretation! The possibilities are endless! Select paper you like, maybe even gift wrap, book paper or sheet music. The colors of glitter are endless too! Anyway, just let your imagination go!

I hope you have enjoyed this simple tutorial. Thanks so much for reading!
Thank you Stephanie Lynn for inviting me to share this project with your readers. It’s truly an honor! I hope you are inspired

For more inspiring ideas and tutorials, join me at Sweet Something Design!

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Thank you Michelle for sharing these darling ornaments; I love that these can be customized to fit any theme or style {though I adore your choice of prints and plaids}.

There is one more ornament to share today that will be posted shortly. Just enough time for you to wonder over to Sweet Something Design and visit Michelle.

Michelle has impeccable taste and such an eye for stylish design; it is evident throughout her home and in each project she posts. One of all time favorites is the Bottle Cap Tray {shown above} – So simple, colorful and fun!

…and her Tablescapes are no joke either! {Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, Happy Camper Tablescape, Lemonade Dreams & Gerber Daisy Wishes}

Do you have your own ornaments you’d like to share? There will be a special link party open on Sunday ~ I hope you’ll join in the fun! To browse through the past 19 ornaments – click the button above ~ Enjoy!


  1. these are beautiful and look like a paper craft i could actually do! all those ones where you fold and fold and fold get me confused… but no folding here! great!

  2. Very cute! 🙂

  3. This is so beautiful! 🙂

  4. Thank you so much for this great tutorial. Added this tutorial onto my blog today!

  5. I’ve been doing these for years, but instead of paper I use fabric, double side tape and then to cover the edges I cover them with gold braid. I have found some brass findings that cover the top and the bottom points where the raw ends of the braiding hiding them nicely. To see some of my handmade ornaments I have a fan page on Facebook, just search for Bearbeader Designs .



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