Geometric Paper Christmas Decorations

Having spotted Mince Pies for sale in the supermarket this week, I decided it was officially not too early to start making Christmas decorations.

I had a folder of small ‘scraps’ of gift wrap left over from last Christmas…you know, the pieces that seem to accumulate as they’re not quite large enough to wrap a present with, but are too big to throw away. With the spirit of ‘waste not want not’ in mind, I had a look online for some paper decoration tutorials and found some printable templates which looked perfect!

I decided to make an evening of it by lighting some cinnamon-scented candles, pouring a cup of tea, and tucking in to some tasty mince pies whilst I cut out the shapes.


  1. Download the templates (link at end of this blog) and print them onto thick paper or card.
  2. Use spray mount to stick the printed templates onto the reverse of your gift wrap.
  3. Once the spray mount has dried, cut out the paper shapes using scissors.
  4. Score along the dotted template lines with a scalpel, then fold and glue the shapes together.
  5. Insert your chosen string or ribbon before gluing the final edge together.

Here’s a link to the printable templates that I used.


Words, Styling and Images by Emma Whicheloe.

Shop the look:

Christmas Wrap by Thornback & Peel 

Ceramic Plate – H&M

Scissors – HAY

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