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Friday, October 18, 2013

Festive Friday October Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the 3rd month of the Festive Friday Blog Hop! 

The path is circular and the starting point is at our wonderful coordinator, Diane Tuggle's, blog.  You should have arrived here from Carol Loftus' blog.  I will put a list of all the participants at the bottom of my post, in case you should get lost! 

In my last Festive Friday blog post, which you can see here, I mentioned that I had made 3 ornaments out of 2 sheets of Frosted paper, 1 sheet of Silver glitter paper, one package of Base and Bling Floral Accents, and using a container of Silver Glitz glitter gel.
Today, I'm going to share with you the 2nd ornament that I made. 

I was inspired by this tutorial, to make this ornament.  I chose to use CTMH silver Glitter paper instead of crepe paper however, and made a few other changes.
To start with, you cut a piece of paper 8x12".   Score every 2" along the short side.  Accordion fold on the score marks. 
Cut the Glitter paper into two 2x12" strips.  Glue the bottom of these strips into the "folds" of the paper.
Cut this strip into three 4" pieces, and then make the smaller "fringe" cuts as the tutorial shows.  Cut a 2" scalloped circle from the Glitter paper, to glue your fringes to.  Start molding and twisting each of the three fringed pieces to the circle.  Make sure you glue each piece down securely.  I used Aleene's Tacky Glue.  Also use a stamp block to squish the layers level, as they are very thick. 
The Glitter paper is a little stiff (go slowly and gently), and it looks kind of funny at the start, but each layer looks better and better as you go.  You can see this from the 3 pictures below as the stack grows higher.  Keep adjusting to cover any bare spots.
  First row.
2nd row.
3rd (and last) row. 
Cut another Glitter paper scalloped circle and glue to the top of the stack.
Add a piece of the Base and Bling Floral Accents to the center and fluff up the fringes to your liking.  The glimpses that you are able to see of the Glitter paper is sooooo pretty!  (The picture doesn't do it justice.)
 The ornament is quite thick and is 5" in diameter.
This was a fun little ornament to make.  Be sure and give it a try!
I hope you are enjoying the Blog Hop so far, your next stop for inspiration will be
Jamie Barney's blog
Here is a list of all the Blog Hop participants if you should get lost.