I just love the holidays, don't you?! One of my favorite things about Christmas is fun little arts and crafts like this simple layered ornament. There are many different variations of this particular project online - but, I take a very simple approach to it. You'll need a styrofoam ball, circle punch, hot glue gun, ribbon, brads, buttons, and your favorite patterned paper.
To get started, you'll need to punch out the circles, around sixty to seventy, depending on how layered you want your ornament to be.
I usually start around the top area of the styrofoam ball and work my way around for the first layer. Then, once I have one layer established, I hot glue my ribbon to the top by simply making a loop and attaching it. From there, I start layering around my loop, working my way around the entire ball. I tuck circles in the open spots and try to keep the papers as mixed up as I can for variety purposes. Then, to build the layers more, I add more circle on top! Once I have all of my patterned paper circles attached, I hot glue my buttons and pop on the brads in random areas! See, super simple and easy!!
The final result is a fun little ornament! It would even make a fun craft for kids and a way to keep them busy this holiday season!
Good Luck with your own handmade ornaments this year - and Happy Holidays to all of you!