Christmas Paper Baubles - How To...


Right, I'm back today as promised with how to make the Christmas baubles from my last post.  First, and most importantly, you need a good quality patterned paper otherwise the baubles will be too flimsy and difficult to construct.
Then you need a circle punch, die or a circular object to draw around (the circle punch I used is 1 1/2 ")  some PVA glue and a scoring board/bone folder.

1.  Punch or die cut 21 circles for each bauble.
2.  Take one of the circles and draw an equilateral triangle on the reverse and cut it out.  Use this triangle as a template for marking the score lines on each circle.
3.  Take the template and lightly mark with a pencil the 3 points of the triangle on the reverse of each punched circle.
4.  Use these pencil marks as a guide to score a triangle on each circle.


5.  Join 5 triangles together for the top and bottom.  I found wet glue worked best as it gives you a bit of wiggle room as you line up each edge.
6.  Join 10 triangles together to form a strip for the centre section.  Join the ends of this strip together, forming a ring.
7.  Now stick the top and bottom to the centre ring to complete the bauble.


8. Create a hanger by punching a small hole in one of the edges and thread with cotton or twine.

I think that covers everything!  Any questions, just leave me a comment.





Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey - Aspen Frost
Fiskars Large Circle Punch
Martha Stewart Scoring Board

14 comments:

  1. Thank you, just in time! I did not know where to look...!!!

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  2. thanks Vicky for sharing this fab tutorial :) off to pin it :) xxx

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  3. These look fab Vicky.. I've bookmarked your page so I can refer to it when I have a little more time... can't wait to have a go!!

    Hugs
    Christine x

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  4. great tutorial Vicky...such a fun project!

    xx

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  5. Got to give this a go Vicky. I'm having a Christmas crafting session with a couple of friends next week so guess what we'll be making! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

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  6. Thank you Vicky - I will definitely have a go at these - you've made them look so easy! xx

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  7. Thank you so much for the fantastic tutorial Vicky, really want to have a go at making some of these! Yours are beautiful. Hugs, Anne x

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  8. Thanks for the easy-to-follow directions! I just finished one and can't wait to make some more.

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  9. These are gorgeous and thanks so much for the tutorial on how to make them.

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  10. These look amazing and if I wasn't so impatient I'd give it a go. Your tree is deffinately going to shine this Christmas time :)
    You've set the standards now for next year!
    Katie x

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  11. Thanks Vicky for sharing this fantastic idea! Your blog is a source of inspiration! Ciaoooo! Pia

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  12. Wow these are so effective and reasonably easy to do. I am definitely going to give these a try. You've now given me the idea to share my little baubles I have created with polystyrene balls and fabric scraps (I'll have to get clever and post a tutorial as well). Watch my blog ..... soon www.thyme2craft.blogspot.co.nz.

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  13. I love making these with old Christmas cards. At step 5, knot a loop of gold ribbon to use as a hanger and before you glue the last two triangles together slide in the knot to the middle and ten glue.

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