Ornaments made from patterned paper squares, folded and adhered together...for an exchange on my parenting board!
You MUST share how you made those! Those are fantastic and I'd love to give those out to my family.
1. Cut 6 same-sized squares from patterned paper (or lightweight cardstock). My large ornaments are 4" and the smaller ones are 2.5".
2. Fold each corner of each square to the center (patterned/exposed side up). Repeat for all six squares.
3. Cut one piece of ribbon for each ornament, about 18" long. Knot at cut ends. Set aside.
4. Attach all squares at the folded "triangles", blank/unexposed sides together. I used photo tabs, but any scrapping adhesive should work.
5. Continue adhering each triangle for each square EXCEPT before closing the ornament completely, insert the tied ribbon at one corner of the created "square ornament" so that the knot is exposed on the outside, the "bottom", of the "square ornament". Thread the remaining ribbon through the inside of the "square ornament" so that the excess ribbon is directly across the interior and is hanging out the other side, the "top", of the ornament.
6. Completely close off the "square ornament" and you're done! Feel free to embellish (ink, emboss, stamp, fibers, flowers, stickers, beads, etc.) as you see fit or leave as is.
Those are great! TFS!
oooh, I like these too. thanks for the recipe.
Very cute!! TFS!
WOW - love those! Definitely making those this year.
Thanks for sharing!
those are cute
They look more complicated that the recipe suggests! That is my kind of craft!
I.can't.wait.to.make.some!! I will be getting Christmas papers next time I'm in a scrapbooking store! Thanks for sharing that with us.
very cool!!! might have to try them, if I ever get free time.
I was thinking of doing this as a holiday craft for my CCD class. They're in 3rd grade, so all 8-9 years old. Do you think it's easy enough for them to do? I'll have the paper already cut, but will have them do the rest (and we'll use photo squares as adhesives, I think).
I have made quite a few of them now, and I'd say they would be easy enough, with adult supervision! That was sooo nice of Tina to post this idea!
Those are really cool! Thanks for sharing how they're made. I'm not very crafty, but it sounds easy enough for me to try.
how cure are these, you could do pics on each isde!!!! ideas are flowing!
oooooooooh... thanks for bumping this! I didn't have time to read thoroughly the first time and then I forgot to come back
I think this is what I will be doing in the next few weeks! And I love the idea to put pics on them............
those are great... I love the colors.... Maybe I will have a go at it...
I was thinking of doing this with my fourth graders too. They look so cool and I think adding pics is another great idea. TFS
I've made both Kayson's grandmothers one and I'll be adding pics to it.
This is so great. I can't wait to try it.
mine came out rather bad. the pic shows nice rounded edges, mine are cut with straght edges, and how do you fold the corners in so they all match perfect? mine are sloppy.
I also cant figure out how to do the ribbon like explained, I just knotted each and and tucked it in before closing thr last corner and the knots keep it from slipping out.
Did you use a paper cutter to cut exact squares? Then I used a pencil and drew lines from each diagonal on the back of the paper, so I would know the exact center, and fold towards that. That made exact square edges, so the corners met up perfectly. The first one I didn't do any of that and it was pretty sloppy. And I did the ribbon exactly how you did...just knot both ends and stick them in there before sealing up.
its the simple things that get me....lol I didnt think of drawing diaginals.
I found some great holiday scrapbook paper at micheals though!!! 4/$1.00!!!! so I have enough to do 24 2'' ones.
I also did a couple with different paper on each side, pattered and solid, this is fun, but tedious (sp)
cant spell today.
Can't beat a deal like that! A friend of mine bought one of those packs of 180 sheets of Christmas:eek: paper, so we are sharing!
I couldn't get the ribbon thing to work right, so I just used adhesive to attach the knot on the inside of the ornament.
What I think I might do for the ones we'll do in class is use a large eyelet on one of the corner pairs so that the kids can just tie the ribbon through the eyelet to hang it.
I think I should draw the diagonal lines for the kids to make it easier. I did it by hand, and it wasn't as nice as it could have been.
I like the idea of using the corner rounder on it, I think I might try that on one of the ones I did last night.
when you make the diaginal lines, you have to do it on the back, so it doesnt show on the finished side, so how do you do it perfectly? im really nor grasping this...lol
I did this with my 6 year old yesterday. What worked best was using a pencil to draw a line vertical and horizontal through the middle of the back of the paper. Then he folded the corners into the triangles made by the lines. Then he folded the paper back in the other direction. And he managed to make it work. I had to help him a few times line up the corners, but for the most part he did it himself. The lines really helped. We tried no lines at first, then diagonal lines (which were more confusing than helpful). It was the straight up and down lines that really made it work.
So, I will draw those lines on all 120 squares of paper before we do this craft with the 3rd graders ...
yes, draw the lines on the back of the paper.