December 24

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Happy Christmas Eve! You didn’t think I could forget the angel, could you?? This is so so simple and very little cutting. Just lots of folding! And a little gluing.

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Accordion fold a full sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper lengthwise.

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Fold in half.

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Glue together to make her skirt.

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Accordion fold an 8.5 x 11 width-wise.

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Pinch in the center and either glue, staple or tie together. I went with tying.

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Hot glue her wings to her skirt. 

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Take one of those scraps you probably have 20 of that were left over from making a square out of a sheet of paper. 

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Cut into quarters. You only need one quarter. 

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Accordion fold that as small as you can. 

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Glue together to make a small medallion. 

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Hot glue in the nook of her wings. 

Then add to the top of your tree! You may need to make a cone or use some string to tie onto the tree. If you have a fake one, you can bend the branches to hold her into place.

I hope you have a fantastic Christmas Eve! I’ll post my completed tree tomorrow!

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 3

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Take any shape and turn them into these ornaments. I’ve included a template with a few basic shapes so you can print out and trace as well!

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For a circle, I just used the ribbon spool I had.

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I tried to be crafty with this one so I put a little ornament topper on there. Make your first shape and use as a template if you are creating your own shape like this.

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Trace 10 shapes on a sheet of paper.

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Cut out.

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Fold in half. For this shape, I folded just the first one to make a guideline.

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Stack together. As you can see, the pen ink is really noticeable. Try using pencil lightly so it doesn’t show up too dark.

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For this shape, I decided to sew. But you can fold and glue the sides as well. (see below)

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To glue, fold each section, glue one half and place another folded piece onto the glued section.

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Fold each section up.

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And you’re done! Hold up and admire!

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Save and print for templates!

December 2

Tinsel

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The fluff of the tree. 

Cut paper into thin strips and curl with your nail or side of scissors.

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Place on limbs of tree. Thickness of tinsel can vary to add depth and dimension. Try curling the same strip of paper in different directions.

I like adding a whole piece of paper or two of “fluff” to fill in any gaps.