This December I hope to post and point you to some lovely tutorials.
Let’s make stuff – bring beauty and light into a world that needs it!
Snowflake Pinwheel Ornament
My children and I were playing around with scissors and paper – it happens every year about this time. We came up with some wonderful variations on snowflakes and I fancied them up for you. Enjoy!
Choose your material – paper, interfacing, whatever you have about. I’ve used some old sheet music and Lutrador.
Cut out squares – I liked mine 4″ as a tree ornament. The kids and I used regular paper and made them much larger. Experiment!
I wanted to brighten up the yellowed paper so I brushed some gesso over it. You could use any white paint you have lying about. This isn’t necessary if your material is white to begin with and it’s optional even if it isn’t.
The paper curls if you only paint one side. No worries. Let the paint dry then iron it flat.
Fold your square corner to corner and crease the edge. (I’m showing you the Lutrador now.)
Fold again, corner to corner and crease the edge.
Fold one last time, corner to corner. DO NOT crease this edge – keep it soft.
Find the side with all the edges showing (from the last picture) and cut a simple wave along the top.
Now find the edge with a few folds on it and cut a couple of shallow shapes from it, leaving some of the edge intact. Leave the corners alone too – don’t cut them off.
On the last edge you should only be able to see one fold. Get fancy with your scissor here and cut a few deep shapes but leave part of the edge intact.
Open up your four sided snowflake and snip from each corner almost (but not quite) to the middle.
Hunt around for whatever you have that will stiffen up the paper or interfacing (or cloth, or stabilizer) your are using.
Brush or spray it on both sides. Be gentle.
Now for the fun part. Find some glitter (this is fancy micro-fine stuff) and sprinkle it on while your stiff-stuff is still wet.
Find a needle and some thread or embroidery floss. Double the thread and make a knot in the end. Pull it through the center then through one of the corners as shown.
Pull that corner down the thread until it meets the center then work your way to the other three corners, doing the same thing.
Make a knot in the thread then cut it. You could add a button here to fancy it up or simply tape, glue (then clamp until it dries) or staple the corners in to make it simpler.
Use the embroidery floss, or thread and poke your needle into the tip and make a loop for hanging the ornament. To make it super simple you could tape the loop on or even use an ornament hook.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial!
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Judy MurdochDecember 22, 2012 at 3:38 am
A beautiful decoration from simple materials, I love it, thanks for sharing it.
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Lori W at Art Camp for WomenDecember 4, 2012 at 3:59 pm
YAY! an easy weekend play date!
evaDecember 4, 2012 at 8:20 am
Found the Winter Blog Hop via Carla’s facebook site. Like it! The above snowflake is really cute! Thanks for sharing.
MargueriteDecember 4, 2012 at 4:17 am
This is a very beutiful ornament to make. A great tutorial and I think it would be fun to make into a mobile. I hope I am not the only one who still remembers them LOL.
MarshaDecember 4, 2012 at 3:28 am
This is very cool. I am new to the blog hop / tutorial / etc….. do you have any guidance so I may hope the entire blog. LOL. Would love to see all there is in the winter blog hop.
Marsha aka “AlteredHeart”