Monday, July 4, 2016

Make it Monday - Back from Hiatus

I'm back from taking a break from Make It Monday projects. The recent world tragedies had put a damper on my crafting spirit but now it's time to help the healing begin and let the goodness of crafting takeover!

So, it's July and why is it that all I can think of is Christmas?

So, here's my quick fix for that, a simple ornament that you can do with the kids while they are still home for summer. Get ready and bust out your scrap papers and some circle punches!

Use either circle punches or circle dies to punch out 8 circles, your size choice. For my sample, I used 2.5" circles.

Fold each circle in half with the right side print on the inside.

To assemble, you can use either double-sided tape, glue stick or tacky glue, depending on the thickness of your papers. Don't use the tacky glue if your paper is thin. Place two circle halves together and glue together. Place two more sets together until you have glued four of your circles to each other.

Add some metallic thread, ribbon or other  pretty cord for the hanger. Take a 12" length and fold in half. Knot together about 2" from the center fold for the top of the hanger.

Place the piece along the center of the glued together circles, leaving the knot at the top end. Glue cording in place, letting the cording ends come out on the other side. Continue gluing the rest of the circles in place.

Let glue dry and your ornament is ready to hang. Make them in summery bright colors to use now to decorate for a summer end's party. Toss a bunch inside of clear vase for a centerpiece. Make them in other fun color combinations to use for later in the year to decorate your Christmas tree.

For another version, cut out 16 circles. Take each circle and fold in half. Then, tape together the inside of just half of the circle.

Tape the pieces together, alternating the open ends. Tape all 16 pieces together.

Here's the finished ornament! You can add a hanger in between or at the end.

Thank You for stopping by today and here's hoping for a Happy July!

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