When I was a kid, I remember my mom showing my me how to make ornaments by recycling the holiday cards we had received. We cut parts of them into circles, folded and glued them. This ornament is based on that idea but using stamped cardstock in some non-traditional holiday colors instead of holiday cards.
I punched 20 - 1-3/4" circles of three different cardstocks (more might have been better as I ended up having the same color side-by-side in some cases). I stamped them in black with funky patterns. I used a template to create an equilateral triangle (all sides the same length) of 1-1/2" and traced that on the back of each circle. I folded up the edges of each circle on those lines. I used strong adhesive to start putting the folded up edges together until I had formed a ball. Unfortunately, I was so intent on getting all the lines matched up that I forgot to put a hanger in it.
I don't think my description does this justice so I looked on the web and found this tutorial which shows all the steps.
Date: Monday, October 25, 2010 GMT Views: 1346
Registered: June 9, 2006 Location: Wauconda, IL Posts: 48092
Mon, Oct 25, 2010 @ 7:17 AM
What a cool thing for your mom to teach you!! I love memories like that. I think your ornament turned out great, and looks like lots of fun. It looks like fun to hold and gently toss around, and then put on the tree. :>)
Registered: June 14, 2009 Location: Fort Worth, Texas Posts: 8605
Mon, Oct 25, 2010 @ 8:33 AM
Your ornament looks great! A great addition to this challenge gallery. I've made these, and yes - they are a lot of work. I have a hard time keeping everything lined up. I like making them out of metallic paper or cards.
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 70186
Mon, Oct 25, 2010 @ 10:19 AM
Ah - I am so glad to see one of these. I was thinking of them, and trying to remember how many circles to use. Not that I was ever going to take the time today, mind you. And I don't think you need more colours, it might make it look too busy. You'd think that with triangles, three colours would be right...