Christmas Ornament TutorialBy
These ornaments are a great way to use up all those Designer Series Paper scraps this year.
- Holiday Treasures Designer Series Paper (#112469)
- Paper Cutter (#104152)
- Crop-A-Dile (#108362)
- Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (#109070)
For this ornament we will use 1/4 sheet of 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (DSP).
Cut 6 strips (1″x6″) from your DSP. In the picture every other piece is turned over to show you both sides.
Stack your 1″x6″ paper strips on top of one another as seen in the picture. Using the 1/8″ punch on the Crop-A-Dile, punch a hole in each end of the papers. ( Using the Crop-A-Dile to punch through all layers at the same time ensures that they will line up nicely when putting the ornament together)
Cut off a 16″ piece of Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon. Fold the ribbon in half, and thread the two ends through one end of the paper strips. Tie a knot in the ribbons, leaving a decorative tail as seen in the picture to the right.
Make sure to trim the ends of your ribbon to clean up any frayed edges.
Thread the other end of your ribbon through the other side of the paper strips as shown.
Pull ribbon through until the desired shape is achieved, then tie a knot in the ribbon to hold the paper in place.
Carefully fan out one strip of paper at a time to create this quick and beautiful ornament!
If you want a fuller looking ornament use 12 strips instead of 6.
Using the same tutorial above, and the same pack of DSP I created this really cute gift basket!
I used nine strips of paper instead of 6. Instead of ribbon I used flowers and rhinestone brads from the Pretties Kit. The top strip of paper is turned over to show another pattern for the handle. I am sure you can figure out how to fan out the paper strips by looking at the picture above.
This project can be used for small gifts this year. Just add a little tissue paper or paper strips to the inside of the basket. If you are concerned about your gift falling through the paper strips, you can add a little adhesive to the areas where they overlap to reinforce the basket.
I hope you have fun with these projects this year! Feel free to send me some pictures of what you did, I would like to add them to my gallery.
Although Christmas is just around the corner, this project can be used for all occasions throughout the year. So, pick out your DSP and take advantage of some of the great specials Stampin’ Up! has to offer you. Scroll down the right sidebar to view current promotions.