Sunday, September 9, 2007

Christmas Ball Ornament

Well, I have officially begun my Christmas crafts. Here is the first for this year.

I can remember doing these with old greeting card paper in elementary school and I recently saw a kit for one in a scrapbooking store in Abbotsford. That one was a bit bigger, but the basic principles are the same and it really didn't take as long as I thought it would.

In this case I used my 1-3/8" circle punch to make 20 circles out of my Baroque designer series paper from Stampin' Up! Then I scored each circle with three lines so that it looks like a circle with an equilateral triangle drawn inside it with each corner of the triangle touching the edge of the circle. Then the edges are folded in at each score. Each of these folded circle/triangles are then glued together by the flipped up edges until you have a sphere. After that you just get creative with attaching a ribbon so you can hang it from a tree or a garland! I used the lovely chocolate taffeta ribbon.

The next one I make will be a bit bigger and I'm going to try it with my Cerise designer series paper. It will look more festive with some real red, don't you think?


Melanie aka Batgirl said...

oh it looks great! have a caluzzle would help too! I have these down on my list of Chritmas to do's! can't wait to see your new banner!

Allison said...

Oh my...that looks like a crazy amount of work...wanna come to my house and show me how?

Corie said...

This is just gorgeous!!!