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: