Make this wonderfully evil handmade Maleficent ornament to hang on your Halloween tree! It is made very easily using a free printable template and cardstock and comes together very quickly. If you’ve not jumped on the latest trend for putting up Halloween trees, then you can always make this for your Christmas tree instead!
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Handmade Maleficent Ornament
The trend for putting up a Halloween tree has been growing over the past few years (mainly because of Instagram!) and as someone who loves Halloween, it is only appropriate that I should have one too. In all actuality, I’ve got two Halloween trees!
However, unlike the trend which seems to be regular Christmas trees that are then decorated with spooky ornaments; mine are artificial, black, manzanita trees and I love hanging all of my Halloween ornaments on them each year!
To that end, I’ve got an awesome handmade Maleficent ornament to share with you today – which can be hung on both a Halloween tree and a Christmas tree too. PLUS, I’ve got more Disney ornament crafts coming so make sure you are part of The Pumpkin Patch (details below) so that you don’t miss the tutorials when they are released!
Materials & Tools Used in This Craft
Full instructions are found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post, but here is a quick outline so you know what to expect from the craft. I highly recommend always reading everything all the way through before starting any project so you understand all the steps required.
A few simple craft supplies are needed for this paper ornament
- Construction Paper or Cardstock in the following colors:
- Light Green
- Green (Fine) Glitter
- School Glue/White PVA Glue
- Glue Stick
- Black String or Ribbon – for hanging your completed ornament
- Laminator – optional, but you can laminate your ornaments if you wish
- Maleficent Ornament Template – as with [most of] my free printables, this is available in two different sizes – A4 and US Letter (8.5″ x 11″). You’ll find the downloads below, surrounded by a purple box.
How to make Handmade Maleficent Ornament
Assembling this Halloween (or Christmas!) Disney Villain ornament is really easy. There are some photos to guide you through, or you can save the video tutorial to your YouTube Playlists for future reference. (Don’t forget to subscribe while you are there!)
Simply print the template onto the corresponding colored paper or card and cut the pieces out. Alternatively, you could print onto regular paper and trace around the pieces onto the colored card, especially if you are worried that it won’t go through your printer.
Then apply white school glue to the flame design and sprinkle well with glitter. Shake off the excess and leave to dry completely.
When the ears are dry, use a glue stick to stick all the different parts together – use the photos as a guide if you’re not quite sure, but you should be able to figure out what goes where.
Just one more step which is sticking a loop of black string or ribbon to the back of the ornament. Leave everything to dry completely before hanging on your tree!
If you want the decoration to last longer, you could run it through a laminator before attaching the hanging loop. When cutting out after laminating the ornament, make sure you leave a slight edge so that the laminating sheets do not come apart!
Download Maleficent Template
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More Maleficent Crafts
Once you’ve made this Maleficent craft I know you’ll be wanting to make more! Take a look at these next:
- Construction Paper or Cardstock in the following colors: Black, Purple, Light Green
- Green Glitter
- Black String or Ribbon
- White School Glue (PVA Glue)
- Glue Stick
- Laminator & Laminating Sheets (optional)
- Download and print out the Maleficent ornament template onto corresponding colored papers or card (Link in the blog post). Cut out and set aside. If the craft papers/card won't go through your printer, print on regular paper and trace around the pieces instead.
- Add white school glue to the flames on the ears and sprinkle with glitter. Shake off the excess. Allow the glue to dry completely.
- Using the photos as a guide, use a glue stick to stick all the pieces together. It is pretty obvious what goes where though!
- Finally, form a hanging loop with a piece of string or ribbon and stick to the back of the ornament.
- If you want, you can laminate the ornament so that it lasts longer. Before attaching the loop, run it through a laminator and cut away the excess. Make sure you leave a slight edge as you cut it out so that the laminating sheets don't fall away! Attach loop to back.
- Hang your Maleficent ornament on your tree.
The post is part of the Crafty October series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog is filled with free printables, crafts, recipes, and more for Halloween! You can check out Crafty October from 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 for tons of awesome Halloween ideas and inspiration!
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