Sunday, December 14, 2008

Thrifty Gifts: Tree Ornament Tutorial

Here's a quick tutorial for you today. This is a simple Christmas Tree ornament that can be quickly made out of 3 squares of paper. I loved how this turned out and how easy it was to make. I actually came across this idea last night at a birthday party, there were HUGE squares of confetti on the tables and I started playing around with them...and well, this is what I came up's funny where creativity will strike you...anyway...onto the tutorial...
Supplies Needed:
  • 3 Varying sized squares of paper (I just punched out 3 squares with my largest square is 1 3/8"
  • Paper Piercer
  • Needle and Thread
  • Beads

Step One:
  • Punch out 3 varying sized squares.
  • Fold corner to corner so that your square resembles a triangle.
  • Do this both directions.
Step Two:

  • Fold your square into a triangle again so it looks something like the above.

Step Three:

  • With the pointy end pointed down and the bended edges on your fingertips, squeeze so that your triangle inverts and looks like the above.

Step Four:
  • Smoosh it flat, you want to make sure the flaps bend both that it looks like below...

    Step Five:
  • With the paper piercer, pierce the middle of your star (so you can put your string through)

Step Six:
  • Thread a bead on the end of the string and tie off.
  • Place the largest "star" on top of the bead
  • Add beads so that they are the height of the next star
  • Add the next star
  • Continue to do this until you are finished with the "stars"
  • Add one last bead and run your string up and back down and tie off for a loop to hang with.

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