Christmas tree ornaments for travelers & city lovers are here! Perfect for gifting, too.
Designed with meticulous attention to detail, these three heirloom ornaments bring the classic urban magic of Paris, London and New York to your holiday tree. From their charming front porches and multi-paned windows to their romantic garrets, timbers and cornices, every detail of these ornaments is designed to delight. And with details on every side, they look fabulous no matter which way they turn.
I use creamy, cold-pressed watercolor paper (acid-free and very strong) as the foundation for each piece. Then, I assemble every ornament by hand, adding layers of meticulously cut paper. Layers enhance its strength and durability, too. And I always cut with a blade, never a laser, so no matter how closely you look, you will never find a "toasted" edge in my work. Zoom right in to see every crisp detail.
Each ornament is 4" tall, 1.6" wide, 1.6 deep. I hand make them myself from several carefully cut layers of creamy watercolor paper, accented with a gray, blue, or red roof, and finally topped with a contrasting woolen ball on a generous hanging loop of baker's twine.
Looking for something bigger? I also make full-sized paper luminaries:
Paris is here https://belgianpaperworks.etsy.com/listing/1568325072
The brownstone is here https://belgianpaperworks.etsy.com/listing/1587765145.
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I use creamy French watercolor paper, beautifully textured and very strong, as the foundation for each building.
I cut meticulous details with a blade, not a laser -- this means every cut is crisp and beautiful, never "toasted".
Everything is hand-assembled, with some luminaries having as many as nine layers, or close to 80 pieces.
Finally the most delicate bits are reinforced until every house is, literally, ready to shine.
The finished houses are folded flat for shipping and storage.
Your paper lanterns may differ slightly from the photos. As each one is made especially for you, every building is unique.
Your pieces will arrive fully assembled. All you need to do is pop them up and put the tabs through the slots - no glue or tape is required. Tuck in the LED tea lights included with US shipments, and sit back to enjoy the glow.
At the end of the season, simply fold your luminaries back into their small shipping box and slip them into a drawer until next time.
They take up almost no space, because no one needs more bulky stuff to store.
Far thicker than traditional card stock, my 140 pound French watercolor paper is not only beautiful, it is strong.
With this mighty paper for a foundation, my buildings are designed to last for years. And unlike ceramic or wooden Christmas villages, these resilient paper lanterns are more likely to survive an accidental fall from a mantel, or from curious little hands.
Paper naturally absorbs humidity from the air over time, so it's important to stow your houses in a dry location with a constant temperature.
An interior space, such as a closet or a small box under the bed, would be ideal.
Then, when you pull your houses out next winter, they will be fresh and ready to go. Or, to glow!
Here in Northern California, sustainability is a way of life at home as well as in my business. I am proud to say that my studio is largely powered by geothermal energy.
I constantly search out papers from climate-mindful mills sharing my concern for our planet, including papers that are FSC-certified, CO2-neutral, or Cradle-to-Cradle Certified Silver. And because my papers are acid-free and archival, they'll last for decades.
My ornaments are created from the paper offcuts left after cutting larger pieces, allowing me to substantially minimize waste in the studio. And because my luminaries fold flat and ship in a small box, they require significantly less shipping materials (and less transport fuel) as they make their way to you.
Jan 14, 2024
I was so happy with these ornaments. The craftsmanship is of the highest quality and there is such intricate detail in each piece.
Jan 13, 2024
Heirloom quality paper house ornaments. Superior packaging and fast shipping. A repeat customer.
Jan 13, 2024
Dec 18, 2023
Firstly I want to applaud you on the beautiful, remarkably detailed paper ornaments you so brilliantly craft. Thank you for the beautiful tiny house you included as a gift with my order. You are appreciated.
Dec 18, 2023
Truly remarkable talent, beautiful in every way. Thank you so much. You are appreciated.