DIY: Marimekko Paper Ball Ornaments


I stumbled across this Design Sponge blog post and it inspired me to veer off from the typical holiday prints and use Marimekko’s instead. Paper ball ornaments are super easy and inexpensive to make. Plus, they don’t require a lot of time or materials. Add some flavor to your Christmas tree or spunk up a gift; the possibilities are endless with these paper ornaments.

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Supplies needed:

Paper (I used patterned paper I found in a Marimekko brochure, but you can use postcards or patterns you find online – just print it out.)
A round object to trace


1. Trace and cut out nine circles from your paper(s). I chose black and white patterns including Joonas, Silkkikuikka and Juhlaraita.


2. Fold each circle in half, then place them in a stack.


3. Staple them together at the top, center and bottom of the fold.

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3. One-by-one, glue the outer edges of each piece together alternating top and bottom. The glue should be placed about a third of the way from either side.


4. When you’re done, let the glue set for about 5 or 10 minutes, then go through to adjust the flaps to your liking. It should form a sphere.

And… that’s it! You’re done! Now go and spread your love of Marimekko this holiday season!

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