Simple Paper beauty.
Pretty, creative and fun; requiring minimal pick-up, make-ahead preparation that can be worked on independently. These have been the perfect holiday project to have on-hand, as we’ve had kids in and out of the house all weekend. I joined in the making, too, by realizing that I could make a large ornament that was inspired by warm memories of a tinsel ornament my Grandmother must have had from the 50’s which she placed in the hall over her “bannister” every Christmas! We’re baking her cookies (here) and adding her touches this Christmas — yes, it’s feeling just lovely here. I hope you have the same feeling in the air!
These make beautiful tree decorations, garland, over-sized decorations or a personalized gift topper. Use heavy card stock in traditional or non-traditional colors — you can even make these with re-cycled boxes or old Christmas cards —- continue below for more photos, variations and full tutorial…
Swedish handicrafts are abundant this time of the year. These paper ornaments can be included in a Scandinavian line up, but, I, too, remember making them as a child in the US. Did you, too, in your area of the world?
Above: 1. Globe / 2. Flattened Sphere /3. Tinsel.
Make. Decorate. Create together. You probably already have everything you need for these paper decorations. These beckon: smalls and bigs; bells, glitter, tinsel — whatever you’d like — make them your own and update this classic. I can’t wait to see what you do.
– Attach gold thread to the fastener on top to hang and hand brass bell from a second piece of gold thread to hang inside or below the globe.
Happy Making! I’d love to see what you do with this tutorial, too! See you back here later today.