Saturday, October 24, 2009

Accordion Pleated Flower Ornaments




For the pleated flower I used a 12" strip of double sided Christmas paper (Merry Moments by Stampin' Up). I used the scallop border punch on the long edge and then cut the strip at 1/2". Fold this strip accordion style and then carefully bring this around into a circle, securing ends together with adhesive. I then glued this to a 1 3/8" circle and then onto a scallop circle and sandwiched a loop of gold elastic cording bewtween those two layers. You can come up with two very different looks from the same piece of paper depending on which side you choose to display as seen in the top photo. A great family project, this would be easy and fun for kids to participate in.

9 comments:

Lisa Foster said...

Oh how Beautiful!!!! Thank you so much for showing us how to do this! I have to give them a try!
Hugs,
Lisa

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

You're a creative genius, Joanne! I LOVE this accordian ornament and just may have to give this try. Beautiful!

Kelly said...

Just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Late Night Stampers blog finds of the day for Oct. 26. Not a member? Check out http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampinuplnstampers/.

Joan Ervin said...

How beautiful, Joanne...you are killin me with all these wonderful Christmas ideas....I need 4 hands and to win the lottery, for sure!!!!

Carey said...

Way too cute. I love your idea of using the scallop punch on the side. I am visiting you becase of the LNS post. I love your blog.

Carey

Mary Davidson said...

These are gorgeous, Joanne! Thanks for sharing your instructions! Can't wait to give these a try.

JulieA said...

Oh, this is so clever and gorgeous!!! GF, my customers are going to love you! I'm going to give you a bunch of love by showing them your gorgeous ornaments.

Angi said...

What a great idea, these are beautiful!

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