How to Make Tiny Tannenbaum Ornaments and Garland
Decorate your home for the holidays with handmade ornaments, garland and sparkle snowflakes.
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3-D Ball Ornaments
circle paper punch or circle die-cut and Sizzix machine
1. Cut rim from foam plate and paint the remaining circle as desired.
2. Cut plate into smaller pieces. Punch many small circles using paper punch or Sizzix machine. You will need three circles for each ornament. Ours measured about 1-1/2-inch in diameter.
3. Cut one of the circles in half. Midway on each cut side make a cut half the distance to the outside edge. Make them more than just a slice; the cuts must be the width of the thickness of the foam (approximately 1/16 inch). Note: Before making the cuts in the foam circles, you may find it helpful to cut yourself three cardstock circles as guides.
4. On the second circle, make a cut from the outside edge straight up the middle to the center of the circle.
5. On the third circle, make a similar cut from the outside edge straight up the middle to the center and halfway up each curved outside edge make another cut straight toward the center, but only half way to the center.
6. Fit the three circles together. Fit the two full circles together, then fit the half circles into the cuts on the outside edges.
7. Cover the outside edges with a coating from the gold pen or a line of glitter glue.
8. Thread a hanging cord through the foam. Display on your holiday tree.
gold or silver fine cording
glitzy adhesive-backed papers
tiny bells or sparkle beads
needle for stringing beads or bells
small star punch
cutting mat (optional)
Note: The size of the beads and punched stars will be determined by the size of the tree. The smaller the tree, the smaller the items.
1. Cut a length of cording to use as the base for the garland. A 6-foot length is good for starters. Thread through a needle small enough to go through the beads or bells.
2. Punch out many stars in a variety of colors or in all of one color.
3. Tape one end of the cording to the cutting mat at the 0 measurement. Peel the backing from one of the punched stars and place under the cording at the 3-inch mark. The sticky side will be face up. Peel off another star and, with the help of tweezers, place it on top of the first star.
4. Thread a bead or bell onto the cording and glue it in place about 5 inches from the first star.
5. About 3 inches from the bell or bead, attach another star. Continue in this manner for the full length of the cord. Wrap around a Christmas tree, and if more is needed, make another one.
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