paper tree ornaments – collaged shapes
In the spirit of a Christmas tree largely decorated with homemade things, I’m attempting to keep it simple and interesting by selecting shapes I particularly like, and most of all, using things that are already right here. Paper, fabric, buttons, ribbon.
I started by cutting my basic shape from a heavy paper shopping bag. My favorites are the chubby stars, plump hearts and the pointy oval. What is that called anyway?
Then I just glued strips of printed paper to both sides and trimmed back to the original shape. For this particular heart, I used pieces of fabric rather than paper, keeping the frayed edges visible and hung a small button at the bottom. Sorry for the crummy photo.
I’m fairly indiscriminate when it comes to paper sources. Recycled greeting cards, wrapping paper, origami paper, good quality catalogues. The interest is in the contrast.