I love playing with paper and I also LOVE Christmas so today I'm sharing an easy but impressive Christmas decoration DIY that folds up to be easily stored each year and then pops back out in December! I meant to have this ready to post weeks ago, but things have been rather busy in the world of Zabby Allen lately as you may have noticed from my lack of posts! I'll be making some changes to the website in the new year, I really want to share the best possible content with you and focus on quality rather than quantity so there will be fewer posts but a couple of other exciting developments. So let's celebrate with the last DIY of 2015!
YOU WILL NEED:
- Thick card in your choice of colour
- Scalpel and cutting mat
- Hole punch
- Twine or ribbon
- Washi tape (optional)
INSTRUCTIONS: Cut some strips to form your star. I recommend using thick card so that the star holds its shape when hung up. The first time I did this I used watercolour paper which worked really well and the card I used this time was thinner and didn't hold the star shape as well.
You need to cut:
- 6 strips 20cm x 5cm
- 6 strips 18cm x 5cm (each with a 6cm x 1cm hole in the middle - 2cm away from either edge)
- 6 strips 16cm x 5cm (each with a 10cm x 2cm hole in the middle - 1.5cm away from either edge)
- 6 strips 14cm x 5cm (each with a 10cm x 3cm hole in the middle - 1cm away from either edge)
- Fold each of these in half.
I think that this decoration would look amazing with metallic or coloured card but because I was using white card I wanted to add a bit of glitter detail. So I added a strip of gold glitter washi tape to the middle of each of the longest strips of card.
Time to start assembling. Glue about 1cm at the top and bottom of the longest strip and attach to this the top and bottom of the second longest strip.
Repeat this step, attaching the strips from longest to shortest to make 6 sections.
Next, attach each of these sections to eachother with a small strip of glue to create a long strip.
On each end, punch a hole in the middle and thread some twine through both holes to bring the two ends together and create a star shape. Hang up and get festive!
Merry Christmas everybody and a Happy New Year! I hope you all have a wonderful time. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my posts this year and getting creative with me!