Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ornament #2: 3D Paper Stars and other paper ornaments

ornament partyIt’s day 2!  Today we’re using up some of that cute Christmas Scrapbook paper you may have lying around (I had tons!)

I’ve also included this PDF that has templates for all the shapes I’m using for this weeks ornaments—star, hearts, birds, gingerbread man and a stocking template.  This PDF is for Personal Use Only, as are all the patterns and templates given throughout this week!  Print it out on cardstock and use them as patterns for your ornaments. 

Christmas Ornament Shape PDF—click to download

First,

3D Paper Star Ornament Tutorial

Supplies:
*Patterned papers   *Plain White Cardstock   *Scoring tool (scoring board, bone folder, or stylus)   *Hot glue gun  *ribbon or twine (loop for the ornament)  *glitter (optional)

1. Cut stars however big or small you want them—mine are about 4" to 6" –using a template, die cutting machine, or electronic cutter. (I used my Cricut and Sure-Cuts-A-Lot program)

2. Score a line from the top of each point straight down to the inside point. Do this for each of the five points. DSC_2582

3. Fold on each line. First, fold each line with wrong-sides of the paper together.

4. Then fold the short lines between points in the opposite direction to give your star dimension.

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5. Trace your folded star onto a piece of cardstock and cut it out.DSC_2588

6. Glue the star to the white cardstockDSC_2589

*Tip- you may find that it’s easier to glue the star to the cardstock and then cut it out.  After my first star, that is what I started doing.DSC_2595

7. glue on your ribbon or twine or whatever you are using for your loopDSC_2591

That’s it!

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I inked the edges to give them a little more dimension.

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Now you can experiment with other paper ornaments like stockings or birds. 

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Fun, yes?  These are pretty quick, so it’s a good one if you need to make some filler ornaments for your tree. 

3 comments:

  1. Simple and cute. I love the aqua and red star.

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  2. This is adorable! The pdf pattern link says that account is closed. Is there somewhere else to find the pdf?

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    1. It's just a picture of different shaped stars--just cut out a star to the size you want your ornament to be.

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