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Notebooks/Journals. How to make 3D paper ball ornaments. I love 3D paper things. Love. And when I saw a little picture of what appeared to be paper balls in a CB2 catalog, I thought, "I am going to make those. " So the other day while Alex was writing a paper about mysterious things like polymers and flexible films and tactoids, I made a paper ball. Then I proudly announced I had created a tactoid and it was sitting on my desk. He giggled. These are made from 12 slotted flower shapes that fit together to form a sphere. Download the PDF templates here:Large ball (10")– print/cut 12 sheetsMedium ball (5")– print/cut 2 sheetsSmall ball (3")– print/cut 1 sheet Download a Silhouette .studio file here:Small ball (3")– unzip the file; cut 1 sheet.

If you want to hang your ornament, you might like to add the string before assembling the ball. Use the slits to join petals together. It might be helpful to think of the first piece as the "north pole," and then add a row of five flowers encircling it. How to Make Your Own Recycled Paper.

Recycled paper can be made from old newspaper, following the instructions below.

How to Make Your Own Recycled Paper

Recycling paper uses cellulose (plant fibers) over and over again, it uses less electricity, less water, a lot less pollution, and it saves trees from being cut down! You will need: a food processor or an old blender an electric iron an old wire hanger an old pair of panty hose newspaper or other paper, torn into 2-inch squares white glue water an insect screen or strainer (optional) food coloring (optional) a big sink or tub filled with 4 inches of water Make sure you have a place to work where you can make a big mess! Step One: Make a frame out of the coat hanger. You'll need a frame for each piece of paper you make. Step Two: Put a handful of the torn up paper and some water into the food processor or blender. For some color, add a handful of brown or red onion skin (not the onion itself, just the papery outer skin). Step Four: Scoop the frame to the bottom of the sink, then lift it slowly.

PaperGlitter Party Printables craft, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Kids Stationary, Kawaii. DIY storybook paper roses. You’re going to love today’s DIY project so much that you’re going to want to start tearing pages out from old books tonight!

DIY storybook paper roses

Remember the storybook roses in Shanna + Richard’s wedding? Sweet, right? Floral designer, Cathy Brim of Bloom Floral Design created the elegant branch bouquets seen in their ceremony using Valerie Lloyd’s paper roses design, and now we’re jumping-out-of-the-pages excited that Valerie is sharing her DIY secrets with you! Craft Supplies:Paper Grosgrain Ribbon, ½ Width cut to 4 inch lengths 16 Gauge Wire cut to 15 inch lengths Glue Gun Glue Sticks (low temp) Scissors Wire Cutters Step 1: Gather materials. Step 2: Cutting. Step 3: Shaping. Step 4: Rolling the center. Step 5: Attaching petals.

Step 6: Finishing. How awesome is Valerie? Thanks Valerie! First photo: David and Kendrick of Our Labor of Love / other photos + tutorial by Valerie Lloyd. Six paper flowers. It got into my head that I needed to make some paper flowers.

Six paper flowers

I don’t know why. But I figured it wouldn’t be a big deal because the Internet is a veritable smörgåsbord of craft tutorials, and all I had to do was fire up Lappy 5000 and pick one out. About 300,000 search results later, I was no longer any more confident in my ability to make a paper flower than I was in my cat’s ability to retrieve his stupid mouse instead of staring at my hand after I throw it. There were just too many choices and although I could compare the photos, they didn’t reflect (1) how good each tutorial was, (2) how closely my flower would resemble the picture, or (3) which flowers would look nice together. It was terribly overwhelming. Then again, I thought, if anyone is supposed to try every single one, it might as well be me.

After some consideration, I decided that 300,000 might be a few too many to take on, so I narrowed it down to the six most promising and got to work. That’s all there is to it. Paper Roses. Tissue Flowers Tutorial, No.2 - gingerandgeorge. A couple of months ago, Jenny - the very lovely editor of PaperCraft Inspirations - asked me to work up a feature on different ways to use tissue paper.

Tissue Flowers Tutorial, No.2 - gingerandgeorge

You can see the results in the September issue (on sale right about now), and alongside ruffles, twists, layers, buttons and twirly skirts, there's a miniature version of an old tissue-paper favourite. I made these flowers for Halloween a couple of years ago, and although the large scale can look fantastic on card projects, it doesn't leave room for very much else. By scaling it down, you create a much more versatile embellishment and your tissue supplies will stretch a little further, too. This is especially useful if you're using patterned tissue (e.g. Decopatch), which is more expensive.