Finally getting into the swing of the Christmas season. After my visit to the Craft Show in Brisbane last week, I have been inspired to get on with my Christmas creations. Here are a couple I am trying out.
The first is called a Sonobe ornament. It consists of 30 pieces of 3″ square paper [I used a retired DSP – Holiday Harmony], each folded into a sonobe and interconnected to the others – no adhesive. After many, many hours, I have managed to produce something that is half reasonable. Next time though, I will use lighter weight paper as the DSP I used is a bit too heavy for so many folds.
The idea for the next one came from the Craft Show. Take a 12 x 12 sheet of DSP [I have used Holiday Treasures] and score it at 1/4″ intervals. I used metric and scored at 1/2cm intervals. Cut a piece the size of your ornament [here I used 4cm], fold alternate mountain and valley folds, then join with adhesive tape. Push flat and glue a decorative piece over front and back to hold it flat. Add a piece of ribbon between the layers of the decorative piece.
Will be back later in the week with some monochromatic Christmas cards for you to see.
Have a great week.