Archive for 'Ornaments & Decorations'
Splitcoaststampers is sharing a really clear tutorial on how to make these lovely paper trees.
Make a beautiful poinsettia pinwheel with Heather Bailey’s downloadable template.
Another lovely tutorial by Maya*Made for a countdown calendar.
Here’s a seasonal twist on my origami lucky wishing stars tutorial! Make a pile of stars using strips cut from festive coloured papers (try using offcuts of Christmas gift wrap, or recycle pages from holiday magazines), then string the stars into a garland to decorate your tree.
To make the garland pictured above, I used gold scrapbook paper to make the stars, nylon bead thread to string them onto, and seed beads as spacers. Total cost: under 50c per metre of garland – and it would be even cheaper if you used recycled paper for the stars!
I love this idea from Apartment Therapy to make your own flower fairy lights from a string of led lights and some vellum paper.
Ariadne at Home is a Dutch magazine sharing PDF templates for 4 different garlands for kids birthday parties. To access the templates, scroll through the projects to Slingers en Zakjes September 08. Click the photo and a summary (in Dutch) will appear at the top of the page. Click “lees verder” to get to the garland templates. There are also some templates listed for matching goodie bags.
A nice tutorial by Kathleen George from Styrofoam on how to make this paper straw wreath.
We haven’t seen a lot of crepe paper on Folding Trees to date. Here’s a cute project to make crepe paper rosettes.
Neither of us at Folding Trees are in the US, but we know the majority of our readers are, so we’ll be including some Thanksgiving links in the coming weeks for you! To kick off, Martha Stewart has the directions to make this paper and card Mayflower centrepiece and the little origami boat placecards.
Yay! Zakka Life has now posted her tutorial for the catalog flowers we showed you last week!