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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Snow Baubles

Last year, our window decorations were all about paper snowflakes . This year, I've done more of them, plus I came up with the idea of doing "snow baubles" : similar sort of thing, but round.

I think they look wonderful, making our home look really wintery and cheery, for very little effort and (best bit!) no cost to speak of!
So, here's what you need:
  • white paper (printer paper is fine - I used scrap stuff that had text on one side)
  • something circular to draw round, about 10cm diameter
  • sharp scissors
  • an iron
Draw round your circle (I used a glass bowl that just happened to be a perfect size), and cut out. It's a good idea to lots in one go so once you get started on the creative bit you don't have to keep stopping to do more circles.
Fold a circle in half, then in half again, and then in half again.
You now need to make some cuts. The thing to remember is that you want to leave a solid edge of paper all the way around the bauble - this shouldn't be broken or cut into. You can cut into both sides of the triangle, or just along one. You need to experiment to see what sort of cuts give you what sort of effects.
Here are some I've done to give you an idea:

When you unfold them, they have creases in them (obviously) so it's a good idea to iron them (medium hot iron on a flat surface). Then they lie completely flat.

That's it really! I'm sure you could do more with them, maybe decorating with glitter, but even as they are they work really well.

Happy holidays! :)


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