Monday, December 24, 2012

Paper Ornament


A friend was over a week ago and she showed me a very cool, very easy ornament that you make from paper strips.  A few days later I was working on a Christmas card and thought it would be great to add an image to the front of one of these ornaments so I decided to make another one and do just that.  I started with a red dotted paper I got with a coupon at Archivers to cut my strips from.  The strips are cut 1/2" wide and various lengths.  For this ornament the center strip is 5" long.  The first strip on each side of the center is 5 1/4" long and as go out outward on each side the length is 5 1/2", 6", 6 1/2", and 7".  To put it together have all strips together with one end all lined up and pierce a hole about 1/4" from the end in the center of the strip.  Leave this end and go to the other end lining them all up evenly and again piece a hole in the center 1/4" from the end.  After piercing this hole add a brad to it.  Then move back to the first end and put a brad through all of the holes.  Work with the strips a bit to get both side to lay evenly and wah-lah - very cool, very easy ornament.  Just add a hanger with maybe some beads!!!!  After I got this ornament together I lightly sprayed  both sides with sunflower Perfect Pearls.  The piece on the front is Ranger's Specialty stamping paper.  I stamped the music with maroon Archival Ink and then the nativity (an Old PSX stamp that I still love) with jet black, punch is out with a scalloped oval punch (you could use a die), inked the edges and glued it to the front with Ranger's glue 'n seal matte - I coated the back of the oval, layed it on the ornament and set an acrylic block on top until the glue dried.  It held very well!!  




10 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

charming - merry christmas to you and yours!

Ally White Cat said...

Merry Christmas Wanda...beautiful ornament.
hugs
susan s.

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW- this is just gorgeous! I love the image- Thanks for sharing- I'll have to put this on Pintrest so it will jog my memory for next year.....

McStamper said...

Beautiful ornament. Merry Christmas!

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous scene, and wonderful ornament design! Mery Christmas Wanda!

Eileen Bellomo said...

Thanks for the directions. This is just lovely!

tea said...

Simply stunning! And I love that you too still have and love this nativity stamp from PSX. It was my first ever Christmas stamp, and still holds its own. Nice seeing it being used!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful! Really interesting depth and a great way to showcase that special image. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Wanda!

Lori said...

Awesome! Love this idea, Wanda, simple yet effective!

Nan G said...

Cool ornament!