Today I will be showing you how to make not one, but two ornaments using a little glue and a stapler.
- The Most Wonderful Time by the Digichick Designers
- Comfort and Joy by Sugarplum Paperies
- Circle Punch
The first thing I did was print all my paper on photo matte. Do not use cardstock, especially for the second ornament, the paper is too thick. I created an 8×10 document in Photoshop (because my printer does not print borderless). I then made 8×5 squares of each paper I wanted to use. I printed my design on both sides.
The first ornament I will show you is a flower ornament. You will need one inch strips cut horizontally for total of 10 strips, 5 of each color.
You will now alternate your strips, then fold in half and staple the center. My stapler isn’t very long, so I had to fold my paper to get the staple in the center.
Now you will take each strip, place a small amount of glue on the tip and then fold over to create a loop.
You will repeat this process for each strip till you’ve made a circle.
Run a ribbon through it and hang on your tree.
The second ornament will be a ball. So we’re going to be using a circle punch. I used a 2″ circle punch.
You will need 12 circles so I punched 3 from each color.
You will then fold each circle in half and staple the center.
Now you will add your glue to each punched circle and you’re going to alternate “up” and “down” for each paper. The glue will either be up near the top of the circle or down near the bottom of the punched circle. I started with “down” for the first paper.
You keep gluing till you’ve made a complete circle.
Once complete, add your ribbon. I slipped my ribbon in between where the ball meets on both sides.
Then hang on your tree.
Both projects are relatively simple and you can get your kids involved in making them. Until next time, have a blessed Christmas!
Other Articles by Christy:
- Flip Flop Card - June 13th, 2012
- Tootsie Treat Box - May 7th, 2012
- Pretty Spring Mobile - April 16th, 2012
- Mini Journals - March 28th, 2012
- Easy as 1, 2, 3! - February 22nd, 2012