Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Papertrey September Blog Hop

 

Here's a fun, rolled paper Christmas ornament to try, made out of triangles. This is for the September Papertrey Blog Hop where we are challenged to make a wreath.


 

Papertrey does have some dies for this, but you can certainly cut your own triangle banners. As long as you have a consistent height on the short, flat side you'll be fine. You'll never be able to tell if the two long sides are not at the same angle. 


At first I did some out of magazine paper, but since it was so thin, each roll was pretty skinny. And that would mean I'd have to make A LOT of them to complete the circle. So instead I used some fun card stock (Crate Paper Acorn Avenue Chestnut Boutique). Just make sure to mist the top of the triangle with water if you're working with a thick paper. Otherwise it's impossible to roll around the toothpick.


Once you've rolled the triangle, make it into a bead by putting some glue on the tip to hold it in place. Then start gluing them all together to form a wreath. I alternated long, patterned rolls with short, white rolls to give the wreath more variety.
  

 Since this is for our Christmas tree, I added our initial in the middle. It's die cut from the Papertrey Modern Alphabet Uppercase set. At first I hung it with fishing line, but it was too hard to get the letter to stay in the right place, so I ended up using a fine gauge wire instead. The hollow white paper bead worked perfectly to thread the wire through and then bend to keep it in place.


Because I wanted it to look nice on the back, I chose to spend a little more time and glued the beads together on the sides, instead of gluing them on a circular base. Just glue the beads together on the very bottom sides so they form a more natural circle. Not that I want to point out my mistakes, but you can tell on the left side where the white beads are facing a little down instead of straight out. That's because I glued them too high on the bead. Next time I'll know : )

Thanks for looking! It's been awhile since I've joined the Papertrey Hop and I've missed it!
- Kelly

50 comments:

  1. Holy wow! super cool creation Kelly! AWESOME!

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  2. Holy wow! super cool creation Kelly! AWESOME!

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  3. Such an awesome and creative wreath ornament, Kelly! So good to see you in the hop again.

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  4. Oh course I knew you would do something fabulously creative Kelly! LOVE your ornament!

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  5. WoW! Very creative. Love this. Great colors.

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  6. Oh, wow! Leave it to you to think right outside the box! Love the festive colours and the bead!

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  7. This is sooo COOL!! Love it! :)

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  8. Could you 'whip' up about 200 of these for me? I'm imagining a tree full of them! So darn fun! Papers are bright, and can't find the mistake you mentioned. Love!

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  9. Love this Kelly! What a fun project! Front and back both look great! Fun colors too!

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  10. Kelly, this is so creative! (Which I've come to expect from you!). I'm wondering if I could get my girls rolling paper and making ornaments... it could keep them occupied for HOURS. :-)

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  11. Super cool, Kelly! You always have the best ideas!

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  12. WOWY this is FANTASTIC!!!
    Love your take on the wreath challenge!
    Have a GREAT day!

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  13. Soooo cool, Kelly! Love where your mind takes you!

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  14. How fantastic! Love that you made a real ornament here, and it's so original in design! You always do something out the box and you never, ever disappoint. :-)

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  15. You are so creative and clever Kelly! This is a fantastic take on the wreath theme!

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  16. I've seen bead necklaces but never a bead wreath. Great job!

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  17. how cool and creative is this! love love your bead wreath, Kelly! amazing!

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  18. Can always count on something new and creative when I visit you!!!

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  19. Wonderful dear!!!! You always come up with such special projects and cards! Love it!

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  20. So cool looking! I love this Kelly!

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  21. Kelly, this is awesome! What a fantastic ornament.

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  22. Wow! Such an awesome project...love the design and TFS!

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  23. I am completely in awe! What a fabulous project!

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  24. I knew I would see something totally out of the box when I came over here, and you did not disappoint. I want to crawl around a bit inside your head. It's got to be so interesting in there. I just love your wreath project.

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  25. This is so cool and creative Kelly!! I must try it!

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  26. You are so, so innovative with your designs, Kelly! This is amazecakes! (I just made that up - you know how I feel about amazeballs!) Hugs, Darnell

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  27. so glad you are back, fabulous ornament Kelly.

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  28. no way. of course you would think outside the box and come up wiht something amazing...

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  29. I love this! Our family made ornaments every year when I was growing up so my sis and I would have a full tree when we grew up. We should have made this one because it's adorable,.

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  30. Oh my! How COOL is this!! But knowing you, this is no surprise!! LOVE the rolled paper hanging ornament!

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  31. U outdo yourself everytime with your creativity,Kelly!!!!...Very very cool:))))

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  32. Your imagination never ceases to amaze me - You rock,girl!

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  33. Kelly, I love this wreath! It's so clever!

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  34. This is such a fun and festive ornament. It's a mini work of art that will look fabulous on your tree.

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  35. Love your totally out of the box projects, this so fun, love the little hanging G!

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  36. You are so smart!
    This once again my Friend, is nothing short of GENIUS!!!

    Hugs~

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  37. Saw this as I was zipping through blogs the other day, but didn't have time to tell you then just how much I like this! Very clever, very happy, and it's something I'd like to try with my 5 yo granddaughter Lily. She'd be so into this! Your creations never cease to amaze me, Kelly! Sweet!

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  38. Such a clever wreath! I remember making those beads in elementary school out of LOOK magazines!

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  39. Beautiful wreath, love the colors. Beautifully done. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving sweet comment. :-)

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  40. Super cute idea and design.

    Hugs Diane

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  41. This is so cute! I love this idea. Looks like a project my kids would like.
    We would love to have you share with us at our weekly Super Saturday Link Party. http://www.madefrompinterest.net/2013/10/super-saturday-link-party-13/ Your recipes and ideas would be a hit with our crowd. It would be our honor to have you join us!
    Sherri

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly