Wednesday, May 12, 2010

DSP Christmas Bauble

While discussing am upcoming workshop the hostess asked if I had any ideas for baubles she could use as gifts for a Mid Winter Christmas party she's planning. After searching my photos and tutorials I found that the one I use most often and is the easiest to put together was the one I didn't have any photos of.

So for Vicky and anyone else who is planning a Mid Winter Christmas party here are the instructions for a DSP Bauble. I did not invent this design and I can no longer remember where I saw it first. If it is your idea please let me know.

There's not much in the way of supplies or tools needed for this decoration: -

- 8 strips of Designer Series Paper - 1"x4" - I used Bella Rose DSP

- Crop A Dile or other hole making device

- Length of ribbon to match your paper tied in a loop. - I used 6mm Chocolate Chip Grosgrain

Place your DSP in a pile with alternate patterns up and punch a hole in each end in approx the same place.

Thread your ribbon through one hole and back through the other.

Use the ribbon to pull your paper strips into a C shape tying a knot at the top to hold it in place.

Fan out your paper strips to form a ball shape.

You can get four of these decorations out of one piece of 12x12 double sided paper and 54 out of a pack of designer series paper more than enough to decorate a Christmas tree.

I hope you enjoy these decorations and get lots made for your Mid Winter or End of Year Christmas celebrations.


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