*** Welcome to Day 4 of La Diva’s 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! ***
Today's post is brought to you by Scor-Pal! I don't know about you, but I always love a handmade Christmas! This year is no exception. I know it's early for some, but this whole 31 Days of Holiday Baking thing has put me in the mood! I've already been listening to Christmas carols, my girls have filled their shoe boxes. Everyone's getting excited because my sister and niece will be with us for Christmas. And, we've already been making some decorations! Please read to the bottom to find out how you can win your very own Scor-Pal.
Today, I thought I'd share with you a little tutorial for some Christmas ornaments I made with my girls on the weekend. This is a perfect family craft. Anyone older than a toddler should be able to easily help make these adorable Paper Rosettes.
I first caught a glimpse of this type of decoration on Miss Mustard Seed's amazing blog. I have no idea if this is how she makes them or not. We tried a few different ways and this is the one that seemed to work best for us!
|Supplies: Vintage Sheet Music, double-sided tape, scissors, |
double-sided foam tape, buttons, Scor-Pal.
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|1. Score every 1/2" across the sheet music.|
|2. Rotate the sheet music and score every 2" across.|
|3. Fold accordion style every 1/2" following the scored lines.|
|4. Up close of the folding. See, it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful |
(I love using that Nester quote! It's so true.).
|5. Cut every 2" on those scored lines.|
|6. You'll get 8 pieces (enough to make 4 ornaments) |
out of an 11 3/4" x 8 3/4" sheet of music.
|7. Apply a piece of double-sided tape to both ends of one piece.|
|8. Get ready to stick 'em together.|
|9. Attach two pieces together to form an accordion cuff bracelet.|
At this point, if you're my daughter, you'll put the bracelet
on your wrist and do a little dance.
|10. Back to the craft at hand: cut a piece of double-sided foam tape smaller |
than your button and stick it to the back of the button.
Peel the backing off so it's ready to go.
|11. Stand the "cuff" up on the table. Gently squish in the top of |
the cuff and flatten it.
|12. The top now becomes the center!|
|13. Arrange it nicely. If you let go at this point,|
it will sproing back into a cuff shape!
|16. 4 Paper Rosettes from one page of vintage sheet music! A few other ideas for these fantastic rosettes is to layer them with burlap or paper doilies, or both! Then attach to a card or scrapbook page as a cute embellishment.|
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