December 11

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Small strips of paper turned into curly and cute garland!

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Cut strips of paper into equal widths. 

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Curl into a variety of spirals differing in tightness. 

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Arrange with alternating sizes and glue together. 

Just three steps for this simple and whimsical addition to your tree! Have fun with colors, sizes and textured papers!

December 7

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Happy one week of ornaments! Today is one of my favorites and so easy. The cutting is the only tedious part so put on a movie if you are making a bunch! You can Google or YouTube how to make these and for free templates. I’m sure missing my printer right now, I had to trace off of my laptop – it’s a touch screen so tracing was… touchy. Ha.

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This is the template I found on Google and Pinterest. I wasn’t able to find the original and the logo is a little fuzzy. Let me know if you know the original author!

It helps to print your template on cardstock then use that to trace onto paper.

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Cut out.

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Fold centers. The smallest ones you can just push an edge or your nail in the center.

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Put a dab of glue in the center of the largest one and place the 2nd largest on top so it’s fanned between petals. 

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Keep gluing and placing leaves on from largest to smallest and rotating so it’s fanned out. You can curl the tips a little down if you want to fluff it up a little more as well. 

And there you have it! Make 1 or 100! Last year, I made a wreath for my office with logo paper I made.

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25 Days of Christmas – Paper Ornaments

December 1

DSC01611_20171201084902063If you do a quick Google or YouTube search, you will find countless ideas and instructions on how to make these. They are so simple and so pretty! You can layer them, trim the edges with scalloped scissors, add lace – be creative! Here are the steps I took:

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8.5 x 11 sheet of paper

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Fold in half, then again and as many times as you would like for the size of your rosette. A quartered sheet rosette will make about a 5.5″ diameter rosette.

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Cut along fold lines.

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Accordion fold each piece.

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Glue each section together. Two sections with tight accordion folds will make a tight edged rosette. Use 3-4 sections for more of a fan edge.

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Glue the ends together to make a circle.

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Scrunch the top together and align all the folds. A flat surface helps keep the paper from buckling and flying out of your hand.

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Slowly push the paper down making sure the center is tight and stays together. This is much easier when you have more rows or paper in your circle.

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Press flat holding the center together.

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Glue center of each side including a little around the center hole as well.

And that’s all! Embellish as you wish and add a string or ribbon to hang!

 Items needed:
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Copy Paper
HP Printer Paper, Multipurpose Ultra White, 20lb, 8.5 x 11, Letter, 96 Bright – 500 Sheets / 1 Ream (112000R) Made In The USA
Scissors
Fiskars 8 Inch Softgrip Scissors Straight, Stainless Steel (01-004761J)
Glue
Elmer’s All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Clear, Washable, 4 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks