Easy Christmas Crafts: Paper Quilt Patch Ornament
Like a real quilt, this little paper quilt patch ornament uses small scraps - this time of paper - and a few simple tools to become a festive and colorful addition to your holiday decorations.
Just look at the bright and cheerful decoration.
Easy Christmas Crafts: Paper Quilt Patch Ornament Materials and Tools:
Scrap of colorful cardstock for the background circle (if you do not have colorful cardstock, glue a colorful paper to poster board or chip board to make the circle)
Paper for the center square
Paper for the four triangles
Paper for the eight triangles
Two colors of curling ribbon
1/4 inch hole punch
Pattern - Paper Quilt Patch Ornament
Take a look at the simple materials and tools.
The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Paper Quilt Patch Ornament:
Print the Paper Quilt Patch Ornament pattern.
Cut around the pattern shapes.
Use the pattern pieces to cut the various shapes.
Cut the large circle out of colorful cardstock or out of colorful paper glued to poster board or chip board.
Cut one of the square shape.
Cut four triangles of one colorful pattern.
Cut eight triangles of another colorful pattern.
Fold the pattern in half with the diagram on the outside.
Match the edge of the folded pattern to the circle to show where the square should be placed.
Use the pattern to center the square horizontally before the glue sets.
Rotate the pattern to center the square vertically - quickly before the glue dries.
Add the four triangles.
The hypotenuse (long edge) matches against the edge of the square.
Add the eight triangles.
One short side of each triangle matches the short side of the glued triangle with the points of the triangles meeting.
Match the pattern over the glued shape to determine where to punch the holes.
The points of the pattern should match the points of the shape.
Punch the holes through the pattern and the background circle.
Measure and cut 36 inches of two different colors of curling ribbon.
Begin weaving the first ribbon through the holes and around the circle.
Secure the first ribbon with a square or hard knot.
Begin weaving the second ribbon.
Alternate the weaving such that the second ribbon crosses the first.
Secure the second ribbon with a square or hard knot.
Use the edge of the scissors to curl the ribbons.
I split the ribbons after they are curled to make a fuller decoration.
Measure and cut 12 inches of each of the curling ribbons to make the hanging loop.
With the curls in the 4 to 5 o'clock position, insert the two ribbons in the 12 o'clock position.
Tie a knot in the ribbons and trim the ends at an angle.
Hang the cheerful paper quilt patch ornament to brighten your decorations.
A fun and easy decoration that can vary with the papers used.
Use decorative papers or wrapping paper and just enjoy being creative.
The Paper Quilt Patch Ornament is a fun and easy project for young and old alike.