We have made a lot of DIY projects featuring adorable woodland creatures. So for Christmas this year, our designer Krista decided to create these paper woodland ornaments. I just love the detail on these and how they came together. Plus they look so cute on our little Christmas tree.
Since this is a more intricate pattern, we recommend using a cutting machine for this craft. But we have included a PDF template at the end if you want to use a craft knife to cut the pattern by hand. Also, if you want some other ideas for your tree, we have plenty of DIY ornaments for you to explore!
Create a Winter Wonderland
We went with white cardstock for our paper woodland ornaments to create the illusion of snow-covered trees, hills, and animals. You can always use a different color for your DIY version, of course! But there’s something so magical about snow at Christmastime. Also if it doesn’t snow where you live, this may be one way to enjoy the calm and peaceful feeling that looking at snow can bring.
These white paper woodland ornaments are also a great idea if you’re going for a Scandinavian look this Christmas. While there are many aspects that make up Scandinavian design, using neutral colors and nature-inspired designs are two key elements of Scandi style. If you’re still figuring out what style you’re going for this season, this post on DIY ornaments for any holiday style might help.
Whatever ornaments you make this year, I would love to see them! You can share your creations with us by posting pictures on Instagram and using the hashtag #MadeWithLia. And if you have any questions while crafting, just comment below. Happy holiday crafting! ~Lia and team
Skill level: Beginner
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- Cutting Machine (recommended)
- Craft Knife and Cutting Mat (if cutting by hand)
- Embroidery Needle
- White Cardstock Paper
- Tacky Glue or Art Glitter Glue
- Embroidery Floss — DMC Light Effects Silver (E168)
- Scrapbook 3D Adhesive Foam Squares
How to Make Paper Woodland Ornaments
- Gather your tools and materials. Then download the pattern at the end of this post.
- Cut out paper pieces from white cardstock using a cutting machine (recommended) or by hand with a craft knife.
- Strategically place about 4–6 foam squares on the underside of the background piece—along the edges and a couple more near the middle. Stick that layer onto the backmost (sky) piece.
- Place 4—6 foam squares on the middle ground piece and layer it onto the background. Repeat for the foreground.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
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Thank you, Lia! It is working for me on the computer today. Still not working on the mobile app, but that’s OK. I also see that there is scheduled maintenance starting in a few hours, so I will also check tomorrow. No matter, as long as it’s working on my desktop, I am good to go. I can’t wait to make these! Thanks, again!
Oh good! These are worth the wait. They are sooooo cute. 🙂
I am not sure what I am doing wrong, but when I upload this into design space, and click “make it,” the mats have layers overlapping. Obviously, this won’t cut correctly, so I tried moving them manually on the mat preview. However, there are a couple images that I am unable to select and move, one of which is outside of the cut area. So I’m finding that I cannot make this project. I noticed in design space that the square outlines around the images don’t actually align with the images. In other words, the circle layer/image does not fall completely inside of the square when I am clicked onto the image, they are misaligned. I know that sounds confusing without seeing a visual. Any ideas? Thanks!
Hey Ashley. Gahhh. So frustrating. It seems there are a few glitches in the Design Space software but I also see a window that they are updating tonight so maybe they are fixing them. I noticed how it is scattering images on multiple mats, which is a new glitch that I have never seen. Try it again on Tuesday?
I just tried it again and now it is working for me. Try a restart on the design software.
Is there a trick to get the layers to align – I found if they are off the wrap around won’t fir evenly leaving a gap
Yes you have to “ATTACH” the layers before cutting – check out our helpful video for more info! https://liagriffith.com/craft-academy/how-to-use-files-cricut/
Where can I get the die for the snowglobe and how large is it?
Hi there– there is no die for this, just a PDF pattern and an SVG file to use on a cutting machine.
Lia, Judy Henson here and I love these wonderful woodland creatures. You are so creative and talented and I am so happy to have joined your website. Let me know if I need to pay for the next year. Thank you so much.
Cashiers, North Carolina
We love that you are enjoying our projects so much!
What weight cardstock do you suggest I use?
The paper we used is linked in the materials list, but it is 80# weight.
Never mind, Lia. I figured it out! Thank you for this beautiful project!
When I download the SVG file I only get the back layer with the holes in it. I tried uploading to Design Space and got the same layer. The PDF version has all layers. Thanks!
Hi Terri– the layers are all there, you just can’t see them since they’re all white 🙂
It looks the same way on my Silhouette Studio Design. I simply ugrouped them and they are all there layered together.
OMG, these are beautiful and I can’t wait to get home and make them. Thank you.
So glad you love them!
Hi, these are gorgeous but I’m having a hard time with the SVG file. When I open it in Silhouette Studio Designer Edition and convert it to a cut file, all of the layers meld into one so I’m left with a jumble of pieces.
I’m sorry Catherine! We don’t use Silhouette software so I can’t say exactly what the problem is. Can you reach out to Silhouette’s customer service, and let us know if there’s something that needs to be fixed in the cut file?
It looks like the SVG version of the file does not have all the pieces?
The file looks complete to us– what do you see missing? Send us an email to email@example.com.
Oh my! These are so lovely! I’m heading to my Exploe right now to make some. Thanks for such classy, worthwhile projects.
So glad you love this Abi!