Sunday, November 19, 2023

Newsprint - Xmas Ornament

size: 2.5"dia x 3.5"

More stuff inspired from Instagram
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Created a template of half the shape I wanted from cardstock. 3"h x 1.25"w

Using a very old cheap outdated encyclopedia paper, folded in half and placed my template against the folded edge. traced the template, then  cut out (I folded 3 pages at a time since it's very thin paper). Cut 24 shapes.

Adhere one half to another half and glue from the folded edge to the outer edge in a  straight line approx. 1/2" down from the top, then at the mid point and then about 1/2" from the bottom.

Adhere the next half in straight lines from about the 1/2 from the top and 1/2" from the bottom. continue gluing in this sequence.

(Not sure why it's glued this way...)

Before gluing the last one to close the ornament, adhere a string down the spine for hanging, then glue the last fold together. I added the beads as decoration.

1 comment:

Leslie Miller said...

Now here is a good use for those old encyclopedias! I had a whole set from childhood taking up a LOT of space and no longer reliably useful. We even had to give up the atlas.