Geometric Holly Ornament via www.twopurplecouches.com

Geometric Holly Ornament

Geometric Holly Ornament via www.twopurplecouches.com

Are you getting into the holiday spirit? It’s in full swing here in our house, especially now that we’ve hauled out the holly… in the form of this geometric holly ornament, that is!

Today is a pretty cool day, because it’s a Silhouette Challenge day!  It’s been several months since I’ve participated in a Challenge, so if you’re new here and not sure what this means, here’s an explanation! On the second Monday of each month, members of the Silhouette Challenge Facebook group share projects related to that month’s theme. This month’s theme is “holiday” (big surprise, huh?), so be sure to scroll allll the way to the bottom of this post to see more holiday ideas and inspiration! But wait! There’s more! There is also an incredible Silhouette giveaway up for grabs… not one, but TWO: a Silhouette Portrait with Rhinestone kit and a Silhouette Cameo bundle! So don’t miss your chance to get in on that!

But before we get ahead of ourselves, let me show you how I made this three-dimensional geometric holly ornament! Y’know, because maybe you’d like to make one too 😉

My husband gets most of the credit for this Challenge project. I was originally thinking of making a piece of holiday artwork for our mantel. But, not only was it his idea to make these three-dimensional ornaments, he used his engineering prowess to design a template! Which is awesome because my brain totally doesn’t work that way! And also awesome because you can download it for your personal use here!

Silhouette Studio Geometric Ornament Design

He worked his magic in Silhouette Studio to create this template, and I had fun cutting and assembling the ornaments. I used scrapbook paper to create this holly ornament. Cardstock would work well, too.

Cut and Weeded Ornaments with Silhouette Cameo. via www.twopurplecouches.com

Once the design has been cut and weeded, fold each tab along the perforated lines. Then fold the remained perforated lines to start to bring the diamond shapes together. If you’d like to hang your ornament, tie a bit of baker’s twine into a loop and tape down to one quadrant before you start securing the tabs. Here’s a visual step-by-step:

How to assemble geometric ornaments made with Silhouette Cameo. via www.twopurplecouches.com

Here is what the assembled ornaments will look like:

Finished Geometric Ornaments via www.twopurplecouches.com

I experimented with both glue and tape to secure the tabs. I found tape to be a bit easier to work with, though getting that last tab secured down is going to be tricky no matter how you do it!

Carefully attach each tab. via www.twopurplecouches.com

When both of my diamonds were assembled, I lined up two sides and taped them together. Then I used glue to attach three red pom poms for berries.

Geometric Holly Berry Ornament via www.twopurplecouches.com

I love the modern-ish look of this geometric ornament. I cut several shapes out of patterned scrapbook paper, and I especially love this funky black and white patterned version!

Modern Geometric Ornaments via www.twopurplecouches.com

These geometric ornaments obviously make great ornaments, but they’d also make a neat garland strung along some baker’s twine, or they could be used as interesting place cards for your holiday table, or even as gift toppers! I am confident that the possibilities are endless 😉

Don’t forget to download your geometric ornament template (for personal use only!) right here! Then read on to see all of the other fun and festive projects being shared today and to enter to win either a Silhouette Portrait and Rhinestone kit OR a Silhouette Cameo bundle!

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

Reinvented Elf on a Shelf Book Cat-Shaped Ornament Stamped Christmas Towels M&M Milk Bottle Teacher Gift 3D Holly Berry Ornament Deer Silhouette Mirror Silhouette Christmas Craft with Double-Sided Adhesive Winter Village Display Wood Grain Nativity DIY Rustic Pallet Christmas Tree 2014 Christmas Card + Giveaway Gift Tags Chalkboard Vinyl Christmas Signs Personalized Christmas Ornament DIY Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments DIY Nativity Candle Jar Sleeve Chalkboard Charger Inspiration + Giveaway Christmas Countodwn Festive Advent Christmas Decor AND A Giveaway! All Hearts Go Home Luminarias Deer Silhouette Vinyl Wood Slice Ornaments Some People are Worth Melting For Olaf (Frozen Inspired) Ornament Personalized Pajamas with HTV 3D Reindeer Shield Decoration Trendy Christmas Cards with Silhouette + Free Cut Files Let It Snow Mitten Banner DIY Christmas Coasters Elf on the Shelf Wardrobe Simple Ornaments Stenciled Santa Sack Put on your Yamika! Reindeer Photo Ornament Christmas Card DIY Nativity Shadowboxes Monogrammed Drop Cloth Christmas Tree Skirt Canvas Wall Art for the Holidays

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Silhouette Giveaway!

And I’ve saved the best for last. My Silhouette Challenge buddies in partnership with Silhouette America are hosting a mega-huge giveaway for not one…but two winners! The prizes up for grabs?

First prize: The NEW Silhouette Cameo Machine and Designer Edition Super Bundle! $406.93 value.

  • Silhouette CAMEO®
  • Designer Edition Software
  • Dust Cover
  • $25 Download Card
  • Four Essential Silhouette Tools (hook, spatula, scraper, pick-me-up™)

Second prize: Silhouette Portrait Machine and Rhinestone Starter Kit! $219.98 value.

Pretty sweet, huh? We want you to have the chance to get that Silhouette machine that might still be on your wish list.

To enter: just complete the entries in the Rafflecopter widget below or at this link. Because of my many blog friends who helped make this giveaway possible, you have 42 potential entries, which means a lot of winning power. So, hurry up and enter!

{This giveaway runs from today through Monday, December 15th at 11:59p eastern and is open to anyone 18 years of age or older with a U.S. or Canada mailing address. You can read the rest of the terms and conditions in the widget below.}

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    1. Two Purple Couches Post author

      Thanks Lauren! The assembly does go pretty smoothly, especially after you get one under your belt 😉 Thank you for organizing this month’s Challenge and Giveaway! I don’t know what our group would do without you!

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