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Monday, 8 August 2011

Tutorial for Christmas Ornament

Morning all, well I had a lovely weekend with my daughter Sara at the caravan, it was lovely to spend some time together, although the weather on Saturday was horrendous but we still had a good time. Sorry this has taken so long but as promised here is the tutorial for the Christmas Ornament that was on Create and Craft for the launch of The Snowman for Crafters Companion



You will need:

7 sheets of tea bag papers - I used Cute Companions Winters Tale from Crafters Companion
glue
Bone folder
scissors
two pieces of ribbon each piece about 18" long
paper clips or mini pegs
Spray and Sparkle from Crafters Companion


PLEASE NOTE THAT AT ALL STAGES USE YOUR BONE FOLDER TO CREASE
 
First of all cut out your tea bag squares, with the pattern side outer most fold in half diagonally to make a triangle.


Fold the outer corners into the centre, this should then form a square.
 

Fold the flaps back on themselves, along the outer edge of the square.

Open out the flaps so that they form a kite shape on each side.
 
Fold back the point of the kite shape so that it is level with the square.


Then fold the outer edge of the kite in towards the centre.
 
Fold the outer edges together and glue, at this stage I held together with either
a paper clip or mini pegs. This forms one petal.
 
When these have dried, the ornament needs to be made in two halves. Firstly you needs to glue five of the petals together to form a flower.
 

This is how the back will look.


When the flowers have completely dried, you need to stick six together to make one half, one in the middle and five around the outside. You now need to make the second half the same as the first half.
 



Then spray both halves with Spray and Sparkle.

Glue your two pieces of ribbon to the back of one half.
 
 
Then when dry glue both halves together. You may need to use either your paper clips or mini pegs to hold in place until dry.
 
 

8 comments:

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Simply stunning and thank you for this amazing tutorial. Love it

Ali x

Purple Crazy said...

Such a stunning piece Pam, I'd forgotten about this, so glad you've done the tutorial, will have to save this to my computer. Hugs Wendy xx

Joey said...

Pam this is super stunning, and will look gorgeous at Christmas time around the home, thanks for the tutorial. Joeyx

PatR said...

Fantastic decoration Pam and great tutorial. Thanks for sharing it. Hope you are keeping well and busy. xx

Linda said...

An awesome decoration and thank you for the tutorial, it is Brilliant :)

Lynsey said...

Fantastic tutorial Pam! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Hugs Lynsey x

Nicki said...

this is stunning Pat ~ saw this is CC site and thought it was gorgeous there ~ but with all the ribbons ~ WOW! stunning!
Take care
Nicki
x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

It's stunning. You've finished it off beautifully with the ribbons, a lovely decoration for anyone's home. :) X X