Gelli Arts® Holiday Bauble Ornaments

Gelli Arts® Holiday Bauble Ornaments



  • Students Will Be Able To (SWBAT) create a unique holiday bauble ornament.
  • SWBAT use patterns to create their ornaments.
  • SWBAT use visual structures of art to communicate ideas.
  • SWBAT use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning.


What is a pattern?

Can you create a pattern?

Why do we use ornaments?


Gelli Arts® double sided printed papers, a pencil, a circle tracer, scissors, glue, and ribbon.


  • Ornaments – To make something look more attractive by adding decorative items; usually used on a Christmas tree.
  • Pattern – A repeated, decorative design.


The class will discuss the symbols that are used at various holidays and why we use ornaments.


  • Holiday Bauble Ornaments
  • Use a circle tracer and pencil to draw 12 circles on your Gelli Arts® double sided prints and cut them out. Using prints with different colors can add a nice effect.
  • Fold all the circles in half and stack them on top of each other so that all of the folds are in the center and are touching.
  • Use the glue on one half of a circle. Attach the flap of another folded circle onto the glue.
  • Continue like this all the way around until all of the circles are glued together.
  • Attach a ribbon to the top either by placing it in the center before gluing the last two flaps or by poking a hole in the top.




2 thoughts on “Gelli Arts® Holiday Bauble Ornaments

  1. When I look at the photo, it looks like the circles have some kind of border. I’m wondering if you glued the original gellied circles to another larger circle before gluing them together, or did you oaint a border around each circle. I really like the look, just curious as to how you accompkished it. Thanks in advance for your help!


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