is a Halloween Clown Ornament that illustrates just how the
Victorians reveled at Halloween. We took the basic vintage
and played on its features; the carnival atmosphere, the deep oranges
and black, and the harlequin streamers.
This ornament is two-sided, and works
just as well as a door decoration or
little whimsy for your Halloween display.
Scissors or craft knife. A
paper cutter is useful for straight cuts.
Self-healing cutting mat, if using a craft
Print the vintage images on matte photo paper.
leaving a 1/8" border around the full, rectangular image. Glue
the images back to back, press them flat and let dry, then trim them to
the final size. Punch a hole in each corner.
the copper wire around a pencil 4-5 times to form a loose spiral, slide
out the pencil, and bend the wire into a curved hanger shape. Thread
two beads onto each end of the wire. Bend the wire, 1" from
ends. Put the ends of the wire through the two holes at the top
of the ornament,pinch the ends tight against the
wire, thread the beads over the ends of the wire, and bend the
remaining end over the beads to secure the hanger to the card.
four 12" lengths of orange ribbon, and four 12" lengths of black
ribbon. Bundle two orange and two black lengths
them in the middle. Feed the folded end through one hole at
bottom of the ornament. Bring the loop around the corner to the front
of the card and feed the other ends of the ribbon through the loop,
pulling tight until the ribbon is firmly knotted. You may want to put a
drop of glue on the back of the knot to prevent it from loosening.
Trim the ends of the ribbons at various lengths.
Hang your Halloween Clown Ornament on
your Halloween tree and wait for the Great Pumpkin to deliver your
We used a standard office-type hole punch that
creates a 1/4" hole. You might prefer a smaller 1/8" hole
Halloween Clown ornament makes a frolicsome door decoration, too.
If you want it bigger, just enlarge
the image to the size you want. Adjust the size of the beads
(or you might use fluffy pom poms instead) and the width of the ribbon.
You might also want to laminate the paper for durability, and add
grommets to the corner holes. Welcome Halloween!