3D Circle Ornament

by Chris Olsen

Use die cut circles to create a dimensional ornament.


  • Cardstock
  • Circle die (3" Spellbinders circle die used here)
  • Stamps (Our Daily Bread designs Christmas Pattern Ornament stamp set used here)
  • Ink
  • Scoring tool
  • Die cutting machine
  • Scissors
  • Strong adhesive (Zip Dry Glue used here)
  • 2 long decorative stick pins
  • 1 crystal bead - 10-15mm
  • Cording - 11 inches
  • Ribbon


  1. Step 1

    Die cut eight cardstock circles all the same size. Stamp with a coordinating circle stamp, or other background image.

  2. Step 2

    Fold or score each of the 8 circles in half on the side without stamping. Fold each circle in half.

  3. TIP:
    Use a scoring board or attachment for a crisp center line.

  4. Step 3

    Glue together two circles by placing adhesive on half of each circle on the unstamped side.

  5. Step 4

    Continue gluing the circles together by placing adhesive on one half of each circle until 4 circles are adhered together.

  6. Step 5

    Fold cording or twine in half to create a hanger. Make sure to have looped end out about 1 1/2" - 2" above the circle ornament. Glue in to ornament center.

    The ends should not hang out at the bottom.

  7. Step 6

    Set aside ornament a minute while you place decorative bead on one beaded stick pin.

  8. Step 7

    Adhere both stick pins into the center of the folds, placing the stick pin with the added bead at the top where the cording or twine is folded. Beads should be placed to the outside of the circle’s edge.

  9. Step 8

    Continuing placing adhesive on one half of the remaining circles and adhering to the ornament.

  10. Step 9

    On the last circle place adhesive on both sides and insert so there are no longer any blank sides showing.

  11. Step 10

    Tie ribbon in a bow around the very top of the ornament.

  12. Step 11

    Complete and display the ornament.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for 3D Circle Ornament. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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Yay, Chris! I LOVE tutorial, and I can wait to make one! It's such a beautiful ornament, and I love the blue and your delicious ribbon! Thanks, Dina, for the great video tutorial too! Hugs!
CherylQuilts  |  Sat Nov 15, 2014 at 5:10 PM
So beautiful - thanks for providing clear steps and photos.
Meg McAlister  |  Sun Nov 16, 2014 at 2:35 PM
It is adorable. Where did you get the beaded push pins.
Rose Hilsee  |  Sun Nov 16, 2014 at 3:59 PM
Just beautiful Chris!!! I have always loved making these and your blue and white color combo is just beautiful! Love the bow and beads as well! Great job with the tutorial!!!

Thanks Dina too for doing the video! Love yours as well!
Grace  |  Mon Nov 17, 2014 at 5:55 PM
The beads were in my stash but they can be found online. Here is a site on etsy with different colors:https://www.etsy.com/listing/177433812/stick-pins-triple-pearl-corsage-pins?ref=market
Chris Olsen  |  Tue Nov 18, 2014 at 1:38 PM
So pretty! Thank you for sharing.
Melanie Richards  |  Thu Nov 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM
These are so pretty. Looking for ways to use my die cuts for Xmas and this is it! Thank you!
Bethany Dale  |  Wed Dec 3, 2014 at 7:49 AM
This is a beautiful project. Thanks for sharing.
Virginia Rother  |  Fri Apr 15, 2016 at 7:32 PM
enjoyed your tutorial..I think I will try it with an oval cutout for an Easter ornament.
mediaflo  |  Wed Mar 27, 2019 at 4:58 AM

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