I created these door danglers for Creative Machine Embroidery Magazine it seems like eons ago. I use them every Christmas and have them on all the doors of our home. The motifs are embroidered by machine, but any of these could just as easily be translated to paper. Just be sure to have a sturdy chipboard backing on them so they withstand the daily use. Santa and lots of different ribbons and gold bells... it sounds so festive.
Instead of Santa, this one sports the word Joy. It was soo much fun to find all the ribbons.
This jolly snowman was embroidered on green velvet, sewn into a star shape and then the cording was sewn on. Click for a close up- the simple white cording available in the notions department of your local sewing store was embellished with a simple machine stitch. Bells from Bernina Sewing Studio in Lubbock.
Purchased tassels hang from the bottom center of the star.
This is probably my favorite. Santa, antique bells, red ribbon and a beige tassel. Once again a machine embellished cording.