Holiday Crafting: Paper Globe Ornaments
This week all of those who contributed to the Crafty Tree Trimmings E-book got together and swapped ornaments. Well, we swapped ornament ideas and each agreed to make one of the other contributor’s designs. I knew right away that I wanted to make Patricia’s Paper Globe Ornament, because the first thing I thought when I saw it was that it would be a great excuse to use some fun papers. And so I retrieved my trusty scissors and headed to town.
Here they are hanging in the window with battery operated tea lights (that really flicker!) inside. I also took some photos of them by the tree (which I set up just to take these pics!) but my tree is silver and tiny, so these are a bit large for it. But, if you had a big green tree, these also look awesome hanging from one of the “spokes”. They also look great on the table next to the tree, and if I was having a holiday party I would stick them on the table with the hors’d'oeuvres.
I have a few tips for you if you decide to make these. First, definitely do score the pieces as Patricia mentions. I used a point turner (usually used for sewing!) since I don’t have a bone folder, which worked out fine. And secondly, I used hot glue to glue all of the tabs in place. It might have been the glue stick I chose, but it didn’t dry fast enough for my impatient ways so I got out my big low-temp glue gun (low-temp is good for impatient people, because when “they” squeeze the pieces together with their fingers, they don’t end up with a big blister!). I also found that I could fit all of the pieces on one 12 x 12 piece of cardstock, so since I put 2 pieces together for each ornament, that was a grand total of 4 pieces of cardstock to make these. Since I know you will ask, I used Cosmo Cricket papers from the “Earth Love” collection, which I got in a pad at Michael’s. These ornaments were fun to make and it was nice to do something that didn’t involve yarn for once. Well, I did use yarn to hang them….
If you’d like to purchase a copy of Crafty Tree Trimmings, head over to the Craftypod Store. The book will only be on sale till December 31st, and 15% of proceeds will be donated to Project Linus. To see the other takes on the ornaments, check out these posts by Susan, Patricia and Betz.