mag ornament creations

chris balls

Continuing on with making the Earth smile, magazines aren’t just fabulous for gift wrapping but can also be a gorgeous way to create your own decorations. These ornament balls are made using pages from the Nov/Dec 2011 edition of Frankie Magazine.

They look lovely when hung or placed around the home to add a touch of festivity to your surroundings. They’re heaps of fun to create and will be something truly unique for your celebrations. I learnt how to make these at a recent Paperlab.co Christmas workshop. Below is a super quick “how-to” guide. If you want the detail and are in Melbourne, you may like to make your way to Paperlab.co’s next workshop.

All you need is the largest square piece you can make from a magazine page. Try to use paper that’s a heavier stock so it keeps its shape. You’ll also need paper fasteners (brads) and a pair of scissors.

Cut strips out of your square paper (approximately 1.5 cm) – you should get approximately 9. Pile the strips together and with a pin or a small hole punch make a small hole at each end of the strip pile. Add a paper fastener on each end and then slowly separate the strips to reveal the ball ornament. It’s super fun and with lovely mag prints, you’ll get a different look each time.

Enjoy!