rolled paper ornaments

November 14, 2010 § 88 Comments

I’ve been on a roll with rolling paper since I made the paper chess set for O.T. last month.  As meticulous an undertaking that was, I really enjoyed myself and couldn’t wait to apply the technique to Christmas ornaments.  These bright rolled paper ornaments are substantially simpler and make for a whimsical handmade addition to your tree.

You will need construction paper in various colors, matching ribbons, foam adhesive tape (mounting tape), double sided tape, and a bit of white glue. Check your local dollar store instead of a hardware store for the mounting tape.  I got 2 in a pack, each roll being 16 feet long.  I thought that was a steal!

1. Cut construction paper lengthwise (9″ long) in the following widths, in alternating colors: 3″, 2-3/4″, 2-1/2″, 2-1/4″, 2″, 1-3/4″, 1-1/2″, 1-1/4″, and 1″.

2. Take the widest piece and adhere mounting tape across the center.  Take 8″ of ribbon, fold, and place on the mounting tape.

3. Roll.

4. Take the second widest piece and adhere mounting tape across the center.

5. Roll.  Repeat for all pieces, going from widest, until you’ve rolled the second last piece.

6. When you get to the narrowest piece, place the mounting tape directly on the center of the ornament, and cut it about 3/4″ from where you began.  Place double sided tape where the seams will meet.  This will ensure the final seam is flat, and not raised.

7. Roll the final piece only once around and cut at the seam.

8. Take a long strip of construction paper at 1/8″ wide and quill (roll) until you get curls and cut at random lengths.  Dip the quilled strips in glue and apply across the ornament

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