DIY 3D Ornament Card

Paper (3 sheets of varying patterns for the ornament, 1 for the bow)
Blank Card
(Optional) Embellishment Stickers 

Ornament Steps:
Step 1: Cut 3 different patterned circles out. It may be easier to fold a piece of paper in half and cut half a circle out (so when you open it, it becomes a full circle) to ensure the circle is even. Mine are about 2.5 inches in diameter.
Step 2: Crease the circles by folding in half and glue half of one circle to another half so they look like step 3.
Step 3: You should have two halves glued together like so
Step 4: Glue the remaining circle together to complete the 3D ornament
Step 5: Cut a piece of ribbon to your desired length
Step 6: Glue the ribbon to the card
Step 7: Glue the back of the 3D ornament to the card
Step 8: You're done! Now on to the bow...

Bow Steps:
I learned how to make the paper bow from this great tutorial on How About Orange blog. They provide a printable template of the pieces you'll need. I cut my 3 pieces out freehand, but if you aren't confident in your cutting skills, check out How About Orange for the template.

Step 1: Cut out these three shapes (or use template found here)
Step 2: Tape the middle piece together like pictured
Step 3: Press down to see the shape of a bow forming
Step 4: Place the 3rd piece behind the bow shape
Step 5: Wrap the first piece around the middle once or twice and secure with glue or tape
Step 6: Cut off the excess tail
Step 7: Glue the back of the bow to the card
Step 8: Repeat the steps to create the second smaller ornament/bow
Step 9 (optional): Stick the extra embellishments (I used snowflakes) onto the card. You're done!

I stumbled upon a bunch of cute 3D ornament cards online while I was googling for ideas and decided to give it a try myself. You can create this 3D effect with other shapes as well. The bow was probably the most time consuming at first, but after making a couple, i got the hang of it. I hope you find this as fun to make as I did! Send me a pic of your creation when you're done. I'd love to see it!


  1. this is so cute, thanks for sharing


  2. Really good idea !!

  3. Aww this is so cool!! I have to try!!

  4. Thank you for sharing... Will try for sure.
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  5. Absolutely love the styling for this post - so good!! Thanks for sharing the card tip too, will definitely have to bookmark this for next year :)

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