As I was cleaning out the cellar at my parents’ home I found a box of paper ornaments that my brother and I made as children. And about 60 years later, I share them with you and hope you can use these ideas and even play with them with your own children or grandchildren. I’m sure that back in the day these projects were intended to keep us busy for hours–cutting out the circles individually with round-tip scissors and using paste which never seemed to dry quickly enough. However, now these baubles are quick as a wink and kinda fun…even to re-make so many years later!!
I selected these beautiful Williamsburg Christmas colors for the baubles — Chili Arbol and Thai Basil from the Flavors Gourmet collection and Ice Gold from the Curious Metallic collection. For each bauble, I cut 18 circles – 6 from each color. Rather than cutting by hand or using dies, I used the following punches: 3 1/2″, 3″, 2 1/2″, and 2″ for the four different sizes of baubles. Of course if you don’t have these punches, you can certainly draw any size circle and cut them out by hand or use circle dies. I then folded each circle in half and creased with a bone folder.
Decide on the pattern of colors you wish to make and begin adhering the semi-circles to each other…I alternated red/green/white. I used Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and found that the best glue pattern is the following:
They are sooo cute and beautiful JAcque and you´re right sooo easy that even the smallest kids can be in on these, and I´m sure, they´ll all have a blast making some of these, no doubt. Thanks sooo much for sharing the idea with us here. You´re always sooo generous in everything you ever do.
These are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing how to do this! I think I could make something like this! Beautiful cardstock!
Great project Jacque
I'm sure I would have forgotten to add the hanging system before the final glueing if I had not read your tutorial! Thanks!
This is amazing Jacque! I love the baubles, they are so cute. What a great idea, thank you for sharing!
Wonderful creation. love them all.
I love this project. and I want to make them for Xmas
Where did you buy the metal thing that is holding the baubles?