I've been hanging in the studio as of late. Doing what? Preparations for Christmas of course! It's what I do! You by now know that I love Christmas and I start EARLY...The magic of Christmas....It makes me happy!
This year, I thought I would do a tree in my bedroom that was pretty much all handmade ornaments. Traditionally, it's usually my red and white tree, but this year I wanted to change it up a bit. ...Vintage/Victorian tree.....As I was making ornaments this weekend, I thought, WAIT! Someone might be interested in making some ornaments this year too....For gifts or for their own décor...So, I thought over the next few weeks, I would share some ornament making tuts in hopes to share the Christmas spirit!
Tonight, I will start with a VERY FAST and EASY ornament. The.Paper Accordion Pleated Ornament...
Take really any size piece of paper. I used a 6 x 9-inch piece of book paper. Pleat the paper back and forth about 1/2- inch.
Fold the pleated paper in half and cut into (2) pieces.
Step 3: Place the papers together and staple in the middle. I used Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher for this.
Fold the papers in half again and glue all open sides to each other forming a circle...
Punch out a decorative center and adhere to the middle of your round paper piece. I used a snowflake.
Add a decorative element to the center of the punched piece. Bling, buttons, brads, etc. Just something to dress it up a bit.
Last, add some floss or string with a needle to the top to hang on the tree. Voila....A Vintage Inspired Paper Ornament.
See...Easy! Give it a try! Add some glitter, a favorite button or an old broach... Punch the edges with a decorative punch....The ideas are endless...
Thanks for coming by!
The Gentleman Crafter