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by Carol Dunstan Create a gorgeous ornament out of paper strips.
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Two 2" x 2" pieces of patterned paper, of contrasting color Two 3" x 3" pieces of patterned paper, of contrasting color Hat Pin, small pearl bead and clear teardrop bead, from Stampin' Up!'s Pretties Kit 1/16" circle hole punch
Ribbon, about 6" long Paper Trimmer
1. Step 1
Trim 1/2" wide strips from the 2" wide pieces of patterned paper. You'll have four of each color, eight in total.
2. Step 2
From the 3" wide pieces of patterned paper trim 1/2" wide strips. You'll have six of each color, twelve in total.
thread one end onto the hat pin. . 4. Step 5 Starting with the 3" long strips. 5. Step 4 Stack together the strips of the same colour and punch a hole where the dot is marked at each end.3. You can take one strip and use it as a template for the holes on the other pieces. Step 3 Take one strip and mark a dot in the middle and 1/4" from the short edge (it will be 1/4" from the three nearest edges). Repeat on other end. or draw dots and punch those. alternating the colors.
and thread the loose end onto the hatpin.6. Take the next strip (the one right above the one just threaded on) and thread its loose end onto the hatpin. Step 8 Continue threading the loose ends onto the hatpin until all are done and you have the basic ball shape. 8. Step 6 Keep threading strips until all twelve 3" strips are on the hatpin. . Step 7 Take the strip that is at the bottom of those threaded on the hatpin (ie closest to the loop/furthest from the tip). 7.
alternating colors just like in Step 5. . add the beads and replace the cap on the tip of the hat pin. Step 9 Thread the 2" strips onto the hatpin. Continue until all eight strips are on. Step 10 Take the loose end of the bottom strip (ie the one furthest from the tip) and thread it on. 11.9. While you only need the hatpin cap to hold the strips on. You will find you will need to hold these in place with one hand so they don’t slide off the end. Repeat with the next strip. the beads help squash them up and give the balls a nice shape. Step 11 When all strips are threaded on. 10.
Step 13 Hang your ornament! . working it so it is pulled tight near the ends. Push the strips down from the loop of the hatpin so you can slide the ribbon through the gap . 13. Step 12 Place ends of ribbon together and tie a knot in the ribbon.12.