This week, I was asked to design another paper ornament for our Advent Calendar Project. This is probably the simplest of the ornaments that I will design for this project.
- Circle Punch (I used a 3.5 inch circle punch)--you can simply just cut the circles with scissors as well).
- Card stock (you can use single sided, or double sided card stock; you can even use old holiday cards)
- Glue Stick or Hot Glue Gun
- Double sided tape with liner tape--one piece
- Thread or embroidery thread for the loop
- Transparent Tape--one piece
- Punch out 7 to 10 circles out the card stock of your choice.
- Fold each circle in half.
- Glue each of the halves to each other until all circles are glued together. You should have two half circles without glue when you have completed (one in the beginning and one at the end).
- Take the double side tape and remove one of the liners. Place the glue side down on one of the unattached halves.
- Turn the ornament over to the other unglued side. Make a loop with the thread and tape it down to unglued side of the ornament.
The photo (left above) shows the double sided tape with liner (the binder clip is only to keep it shut for photographing). The photo (right above) shows the loop as attached with transparent tape. You can choose to glue this if you want. Theoretically, you can use one piece of double sided tape for the loop and to close the ornament.
You will place the ornament as shown above in the Advent Calendar Bag. The recipient will open the bag, take off the liner of the tape and will then "close" the ornament by bring the two unglued sides together--yet another interactive surprise ornament for the recipient.