Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Craft Challenge 2010 - Day 12

December 12th 2010

Paper Bauble Ornaments

Firstly an apology for this post being late. Yesterday was a gloriously sun shiny day and I got caught up in a water fight between my kids, then spent the rest of the afternoon baby sitting my granddaughter who wanted Nana - Sonia time and I just couldn't refuse.

This meant today's craft was a bit quick and easy, but we all need days like that sometimes.

  1. Trim 12 strips of paper to measure 2cm x 14cm and make a hole approximately 0.5cm from the end  on both sides of each piece. (After making this I would suggest using only 10 strips or making the strips a little narrower. As the picture shows the gaps are not that big when you follow the instructions.)
  2. Holding both ends together, poke a brad through a 10cm length of ribbon.
  3. Take one end of the first paper strip and thread it onto a brad. Repeat this until all the strips are in place, then open out the brad to secure in place.
  4. Do the same thing with the holes at the other end of the paper strips, then carefully separate the strips of card until they form a ball shape. (This step was easier said than done and required a little effort to separate them without buckling the paper, but once separated from the bundle of strips, rearranging them was an easy task.)
  5. Highlight your patterned paper with Kindi-Glitz for some extra Christmas "bling".

  1. Trim 15 strips of paper each measuring 1.5cm x 10cm and make a hole in the centre of one of the strips. I used my Crop-O-Dile punch.
  2. Take a 10cm long piece of ribbon and thread the two ends through the hole before securing them in place with double sided tape.
  3. Carefully bend each of the strips and tape them together with double sided tape at the end only to form 15 tear-drop like loops.
  4. Stick each of the tear drop loops together with double sided tape to form the decoration. I placed a short length of double sided tape at the widest part of the loops only to join them together.
  5. Decorate with Kindi-Glitz if desired.

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