Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tree Ornament Tutorial Part 1

What a week this has been so far...busy, busy, busy.
Every year I say to myself I am going to do less, relax more and focus on the true meaning of Christmas, the birth Christ.
I have not achieved that goal yet. I love baking, decorating, crafting and volunteering at my childrens school to help others but I have made a conscious effort to think of the birth of a King and the gift he gave.
Todays post is for all the wonderful and kind (and extremely patient) ladies who have contacted me regarding the Christmas tree ornament I made here and here.

aplique pins (1/2" to 3/4" in lenght)
2 1/2" styrofoam balls
glue dots
8" gold/silver cording
12" 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
gold/silver brads
scallop edge punch
paper piercer
1-3"x3" square of DSP -scallop all four sides of this square
- this will be the top of the ornament and is applies last
- pierce each of the corners with a paper piercer
1 - 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" square of DSP this is the botton and the first piece applies to assemble the ornament. Use a paper piercer to make a smal hole each of the corners...this helps to save time and makes it easier for inserting the aplique pins
12 - 2"x2" squares of DSP (one pattern or shade of DSP)
12 - 2"x2" squares of DSP (a second pattern or shade of DSP)
-fold each of the 24 - 2"x2" squares in half to form a triangle and fold in half again to make a triangle
-pierce two of the corners of all these pieces

Apply glue dots in each of the corners of the 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" square to help stick to the ball and then insert the pins to secure.

Apply mini glue dots to the two corners of all the triangles

1 comment:

  1. Hey you crazy woman,

    TFS this tutorial. You did a great job. Good to talk to you, it has been a long time. Talk to you soon,

    Barb N