How to Make Paper Ornaments (An Etsy Workshop at West Elm)

Tonight our Handmade Philly Etsy team hosted an ornament making workshop at the Chestnut Street West Elm store. The store provided a lovely spread, and local Etsy artisans shared their wares.  Our team worked on a paper ornament craft from an Etsy pattern.  We decorated a tree for the Bethesda Project, a nonprofit that serves the chronically homeless.  The event had a tremendous turnout, and it was so exciting to see each ornament form, knowing that the tree would be so much more beautiful with each addition.  We hope that the folks at the Bethesda Project love it as much as we do.

For ways to help the Bethesda Project, click here.

For the pattern and instructions:

Thank you again to West Elm and to Etsy for such a meaningful event!

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5 Responses to “How to Make Paper Ornaments (An Etsy Workshop at West Elm)”

  1. Andrea Saylor

    On behalf of Bethesda Project, thanks to everyone who came out and participated, and thanks to West Elm, Etsy, and Handmade Philly! Bethesda Project operates at 15 different Philadelphia locations, and the tree you decorated will be donated to Connelly House, a Center City residence that provides housing for 24 men. All have experienced chronic homelessness and are in recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction– for some, Connelly House is the first time they have had their own room in years. Thanks for helping us build community at this residence. If anyone has any questions about Bethesda Project, feel free to get in touch with me at the email below. Happy Holidays to all!

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    […] was great to see old Etsy pals and make new ones!  See more photos at the Handmade Philly […]

  3. carasscrapnstampart

    Sounds like a fun night in Philly!

    It was not too busy in Princeton, NJ. You can check out some photos here:


  4. KMB

    How can I purchase the paper so I can make them myself?

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