Christmas She Wrote, stars Danica McKellar as Kayleigh, a newspaper columnist and Dylan Neal as Tripp Wyndham, the new editor who fired her during the holiday season. Kayleigh returns home for Christmas to reconnect with family and figure out what to do next. Meanwhile, her readers make it clear that they want the column back, so her editor has to pay Kayleigh a surprise visit and attempt to convince her to return to her old job. (Learn more about the movie here.)
This story centers around Kayleigh’s column in the Globe as well as a temporary holiday column she writes for her hometown paper while she’s home for Christmas. So, it only made sense that the ornament to go along with this movie should be a newspaper! This is probably the easiest of all the ornaments in the Countdown to Christmas series so far; you only need three basic supplies and about five minutes. Here’s how to create it:
Step 1: Cut 3-4 strips of newspaper.
Mine were the width of one column of type and about 8″ long. I cut them all at the same time so they would be the same size.
Step 2: Roll your newspaper strips.
Stack them on top of each other, then start at one end and roll.
Step 3: Tie with a narrow ribbon.
This part is easier if you have a friend or family member who can hold the roll for you while you tie the ribbon in a tight knot. Otherwise, you’ll feel like you need three hands and only have two. Once you have a knot, your roll should be secure and you can tie the ribbon into a little bow.
All that’s left to do is add an ornament hook. Then it’s ready to display on your tree! This same technique done with plain paper makes a cute diploma ornament for a recent or upcoming graduate.
If you’re crafting along with these Countdown to Christmas ornaments, I’d love to see how yours turn out. In fact, I’d be thrilled for you to share photos of any and all of your holiday projects with us in the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook group.
Don’t miss the other ornaments in this series, celebrating all the new Hallmark Channel movie premieres: