This Advent all the projects will all be based on circles, or circular things like spirals and spheres. To start things off, here’s a simple ornament.
If you wish to draw your own circles or use a circle cutter, you will need to create a scored triangle on each so that you have three flaps around the circumference for gluing. Instructions for dividing a circle in three (or six) can be found here.
If you don’t own a pair of compasses, you can do the measuring and marking using a ruler. Alternatively, you could print out and use this circle chart
or this circular protractor. (Click on the picture for the full size file. Both images come from Printablee.com.)
I created a printable file that makes a dozen circles. After printing on a sheet of yellow card stock, I created a scribble pattern on the non-printed side.
Score the fold lines on the circles before cutting them out. After cutting, fold the three flaps toward the ‘good’ (non-printed) side. You will need a minimum of four circles to make a small ornament.
Glue three of the units together to make a triangular pyramid. Before gluing the fourth unit to the three available flaps, make a loop of string or thread and pull it through the hole at the point. A fine crochet hook helps with this. If you are using a fine thread, your knot will be quite small so you may want to add a bead or glue the tails of the loop to the interior surface.
You can make a larger ball using eight units.
Tomorrow: Day Two and a Spiral Fold. Learn to make a folded star designed by Ann Kittridge of @annmadebooks.
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