With Christmas just a few weeks away I thought it might be fun to make papercraft Christmas Ornaments for this month's challenge. Your finished ornaments could adorn your own Christmas tree, or be given as gifts.
There are many patterns and tutorials online that you can download, so pull out those papers and get creative ! Trina recently posted a link to the instructions for a Christmas Star HERE,and Jill posted instructions for easy decorations HERE so they might be a good place for you to start.
And to give you some more ideas here are some ornaments that I've made using the gorgeous Cloud 9 Christmas Kit (available from KMart).
Paper Bauble - This bauble is a cinch to make ! Simply cut 20 circles (4 each from 5 co-ordinating papers) and glue together. I used my 2" Round'n'Round squeeze punch for my circles, but you could use any size circles or also use your Ultra Shape Express. You can find full instructions HERE Part 1 and HERE Part 2.
German Bell - This beautiful bell isn't as difficult to make as it looks, though getting the first one to fold correctly can be tricky. It's made from one piece of folded paper and is decorated to suit the occassion you're making it for. You can find a video tutorial HERE.
Snowflake - Anyone could make this simple snowflake - even the kids! I've used two different double-sided papers for mine and then added the cardstock sparkle diecuts from the kit. You can find a video tutorial HERE.
Some other simple ideas include filling/decorating glass baubles (I bought mine at Spotlight). Try filling with rolled up strips of patterned paper, decorating with Rain Dots or Zingz or adding some ribbon and glitter flowers (flowers are by Heidi Grace).
There are prizes to be won, so what are you waiting for ? Go download some instructions or simply whip-up a beautiful paper garland or Christmas stocking and send your entries to us at email@example.com.