Hello U-Create readers! I am Nancy, and I blog at owen’s olivia.
If you pop over, you will find me sewing while also trying to redecorate my home. But, I typically don’t sew for my home.
Today’s tutorial is super easy. Like easy peasy. You can try this with tweens and older, but the gluing may be more difficult for younger crowds. Let’s get started!
– Print out your shapes for free here.
– 80 lb weight paper, or greater (The higher the weight, the less fragile your ornament will be.)
– Craft adhesive spray
– Decorative paper, fabric, and/or pens
– Hot glue
– Needle with a large eye
– Small wood beads
– DMC Pearl floss, or embroidery floss
1. Spray adhesive to the wrong side of your decorative paper. Press firmly onto your 80 lb weight paper smoothing out any wrinkles.
2. Tape your template onto a window with good light. Place your decorative paper right side down onto the template. Trace the pattern. (If using decorative paper with heavy print, I would trace first, then glue the heavier weight paper on second.)
3. Cut out the template, and score along each line.
4. Glue the pieces together as indicated in the printout. You can also fold the paper together, and it should sort of come together on its on. Stop about three quarters of the way to insert the string.
5. Take a long piece of thread and fold in half. Place it inside of the ornament so the there is a loop at the top and tails coming out of the bottom of the ornament. Glue the string into place. Finish gluing the ornament together.
6. Take another piece of thread and tie a knot around the bottom of the ornament. This will help give the tassel a fuller look. Add as many threads as you would like.
7. Thread your needle with the tassels and run it through the bead. Tie of the string at the bottom of the bead, if necessary.