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First Tutorial: Glass Christmas Ornaments

10 Nov

I spent this afternoon making some beautiful ornaments in between rocking and nursing baby boy.  This is an easy beginner project that looks great and takes next to no time to complete.   Here’s how to start:

Materials:

-glass ornaments
-several sheets of double sided paper
-paper trimmer
-measuring tape
-scissors
-Terrifically Tacky Tape

Step 1:

Measure the circumference of your ornament.  This is how long you will need to make the paper strips.  Mine was 9 1/2 inches around.

Step 2:

Cut double sided paper into 3/8″ strips.  Cut to be slightly larger than the circumference of your ornament.  I cut mine to be 3/8″ x 9 3/4″.

Then adhere strips of Terrifically Tacky Tape.  Be careful when you stick the tape to the paper, it really is “terrifically tacky”.  Be sure to alternate which side of the paper you stick the tape to.  You want 3 of one design, and 3 of the other.

Step 3:

Remove cap of ornament.  Adhere strip of paper around the very centre of the ornament.  Carefully peel back some of the backing of the tape and inch your way along, making sure to keep the paper straight.

Adhere first design in 3rds around the ball.  Then adhere the reverse design in the gaps.

Step 4:

Put cap back on the ornament and enjoy!  Feel free to play around with patterns and designs.  Have fun!

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