Now I know that I am probably the last one to try making one of these ornaments, but it is one I have been going to try for years. So I went in search of some easy instructions to help me through, and I found some absolutely beautiful ones you would not believe!
Some were quite large and I knew that I wanted smaller ones, and some even used a die to cut and emboss - how fantastic would that be! It would certainly make them a lot quicker, which is why I only made one.
Firstly I had to work out how big to make the centre triangle. So punching my circle using a 1 3/8" punch I took my ruler and measured across approx. 1/3 of the way down the circle.
Using this measurement I cut out a triangle of equal sides, but found it was still a little big, so I trimmed each side down until the triangle sat inside the circle. You need it to sit in the circle so that when you use a bone folder to score, the points of the triangle meet.
Punch out 20 circles in total, score them all using your triangle, and decorate if you like - I have used a star stamp and some AED White Fizz glitter.
To begin joining them it is very simple. You need to form a top and bottom using five for each.
Then take the final 10 and join them as in the picture. I found the glue pen made this very easy. Work your way around with the top and bottom, remembering to put some thread in the centre to hang!
I am without a camera for the next few days - taken on camp by our son, but in between the Christmas cooking I hope to make a few things, so expect to be bombarded over the weekend!
Have a great week!