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Ok class, give me a show of hands: how many people are surprised by the fact that I made something black and white? Oops… sorry… teacher Thalita and blogger Thalita merged there for a second! But seriously, is anyone surprised by black and white on this blog anymore? I didn’t think so. This time, they’re DIY geometric paper ornaments!

DIY Black and White Geometric Ornaments by The Learner Observer

Anyway, these are easily some of my favourite ornaments I have ever made because I fully intend on having them around after Christmas. Don’t judge me. 

I used some awesome printables found over at Minieco, and believe me when I say you will find a TON of inspiration there! This is really just my take on using plain white paper to make these gems more interesting! Here’s where you’ll start:

DIY Black and White Geometric Ornaments by The Learner Observer

 

Now get to work and have some fun with a Sharpie! In all honesty, I didn’t even know what some of these shapes would look like, I just started colouring and drawing (or in some cases, scribbling!).

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DIY Black and White Geometric Ornaments by The Learner Observer

 

Next, I cut around the shapes and scored all of the dotted lines. You could use a proper scoring tool for this, or do what I did: use a ruler and a large needle!

DIY Black and White Geometric Ornaments by The Learner Observer

 

If you intend oh hanging these like I did, make sure you put some twine through the shapes before the gluing! Now you have two uses for that needle!

DIY Black and White Geometric Ornaments by The Learner Observer

Now go back to primary school and put some glue on the tabs, forming your magical 3D shapes!

DIY Black and White Geometric Ornaments by The Learner Observer

 

DIY Black and White Geometric Ornaments by The Learner Observer

 

 

I love these all clumped together, and kind of think they’d make a cool mobile! So logically, I made a GIF so we can all see what that would look like!

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DIY Black and White Geometric Ornaments by The Learner Observer

 

The only shape I didn’t colour was the diamond because it kind of looks amazing on its own, but be warned it is THE HARDEST shape to put together! 

So what do you think? Success?

Oh, one last thing, winners of The Penny Paper Co. giveaway have been announced and contacted! YAY!

Hope you’re all having a great week!




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5 Comments

  1. Reply

    Anonymous

    December 10, 2014

    I wish I had just a little bit of your talent . Love them and of course they had to be black and white.

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    Steph

    December 10, 2014

    These are amazing!! I need to try and figure out somewhere I can use these.

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    twopurplecouches

    January 5, 2015

    These ornaments are SO FREAKING AWESOME! Obviously you wouldn’t want to take them down after the holidays! I totally think they’d work year-round, especially as a mobile ;)

    • Reply

      Thalita

      January 6, 2015

      They’re totally still around, despite the fact that all other Christmas decor is gone! Thanks for the love, Em!

  4. Reply

    Ariel

    October 21, 2016

    way cool!

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