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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Paper Christmas Tree Ornaments

( I still need to glue a crystal gem into the center of this )

 I spotted this idea on Google images - this is sooooooo easy and so simple and pretty!  I am going to the scrapbook store when it opens to buy more paper!

basically I cut 8 inch strips by 1/ inch strips and folded in half. I rolled up each sides to wards the center using a pen, then I formed the curls into the shape I wanted and used glue gun to affix each curl in place. I then glued each formed piece to each other using glue gun glue.

EDIT: LOL I give terrible instructions, hope the photos explain better than I can

 The last teal snowflake I made, I glued each curled -but not glued- piece to each other, before I glued the curls into place ( make sense.... ) This way I was better able to have uniform segments. But I think that becuase each segments curls are different, it looks more home-made and quaint ( although, it is hard to even see that as each little curled segment is slightly different from each other )

so far I have added this to Whatever goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts

I'll have to hunt around in the evening for other awesome crafty blogs to add this too.

I am soooo grateful for these linky-party things, and am happy to read all the awesome crafty-renovating-decorating blogs out there. There is hours upon hours of awesome stuff to read with fabulous helpful ideas every single day.

Thank you to every single person who shares their awesome ideas on the interwebz!

So; from a 12' x 12' piece of scrapbook paper I cut out 1/2 inches by 8 inch pieces. From this i made 5 snowflakes.  I am trying to make 5 of each unique hand-made Christmas ornaments.

on the left = glitter, on the right no glitter, yet = I ran out of regular white glue

Here is the second one I made with my practice card-stock...... I think 6 segments looks best and is smaller and cuter

fold paper in half, curl towards center rolling with a pen or dowel.....

shape and glue

here is one glued together
 another angle
 and on the tree

 left is a larger snowflake made with 8 segments, and the 6 segments on the right

8 segments

THIS IS WHAT i AM MAKING TONIGHT! Although I think the snowflakes are pretty, these are waaaaaaaaaay more appealing to me and I am picking up some silver card stock and whipping up a few of these tonight. This is just 2 of the same segments I made above, using 8" by 1/2' inches and gluing them together.

some experiments..........

I am in loooove with these.... its just paper and glitter.....

same technique...... I am in love with the red/black glitter and am majking htese with silver paper and black glitter tonight!

here is another paper ornament floating around on the interwebz...... I will have to find the link to the blog where I firts saw this. it looks complicated but is very easy. I wnat to make a few smaller ( 5") white ones for my tree.
 I used thick scrapbook paper and marked off the center lines

whoops - Here is the link tot he lady who made these below at House Revival's Blog

 here is a few more I made with different dimensions/designs.  It is hard to figure out what size to cut when I have no instructions. When I finish making these I will post better instructions


MaryBerry Boutique said...

I saw these on Someday Crafts, they are so beautiful! I am going to make these for my tree. they really are so simple but so beautiful! thanks for the how to:)


Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

These are simply gorgeous. I would love these around my house! I highlighted this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com earlier tonight. Grab my "featured" button.

Anonymous said...

Perfect for an ornament exchange that I have coming up! Thanks!

swapna said...

I love these ornaments..

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