12/13/2012

1001 night paper ornaments


You make these pretty things with a little bit of patience and quite a lot of glue (and it is actually quite important that you use the quick drying, water based kind). There is a bit of fiddling around involved in these, but they are worth the effort, I think - and actually very simple.

I made it as easy as I could for you - four different designs on individual sheets to print - any number you prefer, and remember to print both sides! Each decoration (in my photos) is made with eight cutout shapes, folded down center. And basically stuck on a string....

It is perfectly possible to assemble them in simpler ways - for example, stack a couple (but no more than a couple, I think) of the shapes, with a precise line of glue down the middle, and then fold up after they are dry - or use a small stapler (open it up - you know the trick) and staple down the middle, with an old newspaper or something like that underneath (close the staples afterwards).
























But I fold each shape, and glue them 1 + 1, and then 2 + 2 and so on. I let them dry in between.
They become more precise, that way. That's nice.

Aren't they just lovely? Get links for the sheets in the end of the post.



























































































1001 night ornament: big grey one
1001 night ornament: big pink patterned one
1001 night ornament: smaller burgundy one
1001 night ornament: smaller black/white patterned one

8 comments :

  1. MERCI BEAUCOUP & BONNES FETES DE FIN D'ANNÉE

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  2. They are fabulous and will certainly be making them .Love the shapes very much

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    1. Thanks a lot, suebow - see reply below:

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  3. Great, thank you! And be sure to check out this page on the blog: 'DIY's - the full list' - link in upper left corner - where you'll find links to a whole bunch of other free DIY designs.

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    2. Thank you Liza, appreciate it! And do browse around the blog for many other fun paper projects!

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