Paper Fan Flower & Glitter Jar Ornaments by Heather at Whipperberry {Ornament No.5}

Paper Fan Flower & Glitter Jar Ornaments by Heather at Whipperberry {Ornament No.5}

I’m so excited to introduce
the next guest blogger
Heather from Whipperberry
Paper Fan Flower & Glitter Bottle
{Handmade Ornament No. 5}
Welcome…Heather!

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Hello all, this is Heather from WhipperBerry!
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We were soooo excited when Stephanie Lynn asked us to be a part of her handmade ornament week. The problem for us…picking just one. We decided to offer two super simple ornaments that would be lovely on a tree, as décor or a beautiful gift for friends and neighbors.
WB 067We will begin with the Paper Fan Flower. We have used this little gem several different ways and thought it would also make a great ornament for a beautiful tree. Here is how to make one.
You will need’
  • One sheet of 12×12 scrapbook paper. I would use a rather light weight paper for this project.
  • Paper cutter and scissors.
  • A glue gun
WB 003Cut paper into three, 3×12 strips.
WB 005Start folding the first strip of paper like a paper fan with 1/2 inch folds.
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Continue folding all three strips of paper.
WB 024Next, you need to glue all three strips of paper together with hot glue. Put a thin strip of glue on the end of the first strip and connect the second strip while keeping the folds consistent.
WB 026Then connect the third strip, making on long folded piece of paper.
WB 030You will then connect the ends.
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Next, you will smoosh {real technical, I know} it down to create the flower.
WB 040The flower will need to be anchored in order to keep that shape.
WB 046I take a piece of scrap card stock and place a large glob of hot glue in the center of the card stock. Then place the center of the flower on top of the glue and push it together to tighten the flower.
WB 048You can embellish the center how ever you like. For this example I used a button but you can use anything really.
WB 067My next offering is so easy you won’t even need a picture tutorial! What you will need,
  • A small glass bottle {I found mine at the local craft store for less that $1.00.}
  • Masking tape
  • Spay adhesive
  • Glitter
  • Ribbon
WB 057Mask a section of the bottle that you don’t want to glitter with the making tape. Spray the spray adhesive on the unmasked section over a disposable plate. Quickly pour glitter on the bottle. Let dry and then tie the ribbon to the top of the bottle.
Quick, easy, simple and elegant!
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Thank you Heather! The paper fan flower is gorgeous and I can see it being customize to fit any theme or color scheme anyone may have for this upcoming season. The added button embellishment adds the perfect little touch too! I love the simplicity of the glitter jar and can only imagine the statement multiples would make embellishing a tree with some twinkle lights – very pretty!I’ll be back in a few hours with our next guest blogger along with ornament no. 6; Meanwhile stop by Whipperberryand say ‘hi’ to Heather if you get a chance!


Whipperberry is the collaboration of seven talented friends covering topics including fabulous craft tutorials, amazing party tables, and a few of my favorite ‘whipperdishes’ that are truly made to impress; like these Petite Éclairs in a Jar {found here}…


…or these Mini Lemon Curd Cheesecakes {found here}…simply gorgeous and delish!

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There is still much more to come however, if you’ve missed any of the previous ornaments – You can view the entire series by clicking the button above ~ Enjoy!

                  

Comments

  1. Thank you for the detailed instructions on the paper fan. I completely understood the technical term “smoosh”.

  2. That fan is lovely! I may have to make a few of them to decorate Christmas presents :) Thank you for sharing!

  3. WOW! These are so chic. Beautiful too.

    Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

  4. I looooove the fan ornament!!

  5. These are so creative and original…and gorgeous, too! I especially adore that little fan ornament and the colors you chose for it! :)

  6. I made a couple of these out of wrapping paper and they turned out really well, its also a nice way to use up those scrap pieces that can’t really be used to wrap anything.

        

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