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fun with folded paper

October 30, 2011

After having fun making pretty designs with my impromptu wine cork stamps the other night, I straightaway started making little folded paper Christmas tree ornaments.

Besides being easy and pretty, they’re a great way to make something wonderful out of leftover pieces of nice paper.

I used a standard water glass to form the basis of my circle template, then just cut two notches in the outer edge for a bit of shape variation.

Select eight pieces with a variety of colors.  Fold all the circles in half with the notches pointed away from the fold, and glue the flat sides together with the folds meeting in the middle.  Add a beaded embellishment at the bottom and a ribbon at the top to finish.

While circles are probably the easiest shape to work with, any symmetrical shape will work.

The Christmas decorating countdown is about to begin.  (yay!)

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  1. October 30, 2011 10:00 pm

    ACK!!!

    *covering eyes*

    I’m pretending I didn’t see those seriously cute little things.
    :-/

  2. October 30, 2011 10:01 pm

    oh yeah. definitely. these would make superb and original ornaments. Kind of a simple Scandinavian vibe. Love’em
    Pam

  3. October 30, 2011 11:05 pm

    Diane, these are AWESOME!

    I adore the various shapes.

    And I love how you incorporated your wine cork stamp designs into these!

    The beaded embellishments at the bottom are the PERFECT touch!

    So inventive you are!

    Hope you had a super Sunday, dear friend!

    X to you and Cristybella!

  4. October 30, 2011 11:59 pm

    These are wonderful! You are so clever!

    Best wishes for a lovely week,
    Natasha

  5. October 31, 2011 2:27 am

    Yes indeed, 55 days and counting. Already preparing to decorate my tree. I love these folded paper ornaments. I think I have some paper that might to wonderful with this design.
    Again you’ve created something beautiful out of simplicity.

  6. October 31, 2011 6:48 am

    So cute! i love it.

  7. October 31, 2011 12:25 pm

    These are great. They would be fun to make with my friend’s kids.

  8. October 31, 2011 8:18 pm

    I love how your brain works Diane!!! LOVE these and how uses scrap paper and old book pages.
    Love,
    Tracey
    x0x
    P.S. Looking forward to our hospitality, cyber~potluck!

  9. November 1, 2011 1:53 pm

    I love these. Great ornament ideas.

  10. November 17, 2011 11:49 pm

    I love projects that have us recycle and up-cycle the things we have on hand. So much better than going to the landfill – AND a perfect opportunity and canvas for creative minds. Thank you SO much for sharing YOUR creativity, Diane, at the december “Winter Wonderland” party over at I Gotta Create!

  11. November 21, 2011 9:27 am

    Sooo creative.. I absolutely love this.. I am officially your newest follower.. I have a linky party happening for Christmas ornaments and I will LOVE for you to please share this lovely feature with me and my friends please : )) http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/special-christmas-soiree1st-feature.html –lovely blog you have here.. wishing you a lovely start to your week…. !TY

  12. November 22, 2011 2:33 pm

    So nice!! I’m planning on making similar ornaments this year!!

    I’d love for you to link up this project and any other Christmas-related posts to the 26-Day Christmas Craft Linky Party going on now at my blog!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!

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