Tomorrow I’m home alone with both kids and Carson and I will be making these modern and festive ornaments. Because this is the year I’m getting my craft on. The project looks super easy and you probably already have everything you need. I’m sure you can freehand it and get by without an X-acto blade or ruler. If you don’t have cardstock on hand gift wrap or paper grocery bags will work just fine. No thread? Just use dental floss. Also cuts soft cheeses beautifully (thanks, Real Simple!)
Photos and instructions via Design*Sponge.
Here’s what you’ll need:
-Various colors of paper or cardstock, cut into 1″x 11″strips.
-Thread or monofilament for hanging
Using your X-acto blade and straight edge, cut a few sheets of each color paper into strips that measure 1″ wide by 11″ long.
Lay out your color combinations. We used 3 colors per ornament, repeating the middle color on the outside of each one.
Cut the center strip down to 6″ long. The following concentric layers will consist of 2 pieces, each measuring 7″, 9″ and 11″, respectively.
Make sure the tops of all the strips are flush, and then staple them together. Then line up the bottom edges on the opposite side, so that they are flush, and place a staple on that end. We kept it nice and simple, but there are a bunch of different configurations you can do by playing around with the lengths of the strips and different placement of staples. Now just find a favorite spot to hang them.