Friday, December 14, 2012

Day 9: Easy Recycled Artichoke Ornament

Cruising the Internet for crafty inspiration, I have seen various pictures of what I call "Artichoke Ornaments". I'm not sure if that's what they're really called, but it's what they look like to me! Most people use pretty papers, but being the Homemade Mama that I am, I knew I could whip one up using what I have on hand. So with the help of my mom's circle punch, a dollar store ornament, and an L.L. Bean catalog (have you seen how much plaid they have in that thing?? ) I was able to whip up this super-easy, super-quick, and super-festive Recycled Artichoke Ornament!

What You Need:

  •  Paper (any that suits your fancy)
  • Circle punch
  • Hot glue gun
  • Cheap-o ornament
First, punch a whole bunch of circles out of your paper.

Four-year-olds are great at this part (with supervision, of course)!

Now turn your ornament upside down and glue a circle to the bottom.

Make another row of circles around it, overlapping a bit.

Keep gluing rows of overlapping circles...

Until you get to the top. For a nice, clean look, make sure to fit your last row of circles tight to the nub-thing that you hang the ornament from (sorry- not sure what else to call that nub-thing! :) ).

As soon as it's dry you are ready to hang it form your tree! I actually would like to make a few more using old paintings the boys have done. They would be pretty little mementos of their craftiness!
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