The inspiration for these little ones is completely from this post on Design*Sponge. HOW COOL ARE THOSE? I made mine a little smaller so they could hang on tree branches and used an eyelet at the top to string them up.
I love the holiday paper bags from Trader Joe's (Whole Foods bags are great this season too). Kraft and white look so good together.
The paper bags are a bit awkward to fit into a paper cutter so I just went at these with scissors. The smallest strip is about 4 inches and then each strip increases in length by a about a half inch. You will want a strip of one size for the middle and then two of each additional size - one for each side of the ornament.
These are also great with decorative paper and cardstock but I love that there is a new use to get out of a paper bag.
Sidenote : here is a link to my favorite handmade ornament from last Christmas season. I am excited to get the old and the new on the tree together this year.