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These ornaments are easy to make

  • Once your paper beads are done, gently pull off the top of the ornament ball and pop them inside. (If the beads are a little big, a gentle squeeze helps.)

  • Want an ornament with a wider opening? Try a plastic Mason jar ornament. After unscrewing the lid, you can easily put in larger bead loops. MUST CREDIT: Kris Coronado Kris Coronado—Kris Coronado

  • 2. Color the eight rectangular sections with crayons or markers. The more you fill each space, the better. MUST CREDIT: Kris Coronado Kris Coronado—Kris Coronado

  • 4. Flip the strips over and decorate the blank sides with glitter glue. Allow them to dry for 24 hours. MUST CREDIT: Kris Coronado Kris Coronado—Kris Coronado

  • 3. Cut the rectangles apart with scissors, then cut each rectangle lengthwise into four strips. You will have 32 pieces when done. MUST CREDIT: Kris Coronado Kris Coronado—Kris Coronado

  • Roll each strip of paper in on itself, with your drawing facing out, securing it in place with a small piece of Scotch tape. Kris Coronado photos / AP

  • 1. Select two colored pieces of construction paper that aren’t too dark to be drawn on. Cut each in half widthwise. Fold two pieces in half widthwise, then top to bottom, making a rectangle. When opened, each paper will have four equal sections. MUST CREDIT: Kris Coronado Kris Coronado—Kris Coronado



Washington Post
Friday, December 01, 2017

Cotton-ball snowman? Glittery pine cones? Been there, done that. Take your holiday creativity to the next level by stuffing a hollow ornament ball with one-of-a-kind paper beads made by you.

You may already have most of what you need for this project. The rest can be found at a craft store.

Take your time. The more effort and imagination you pour into making this ornament, the more dazzling it will be. When finished, give it to a loved one or proudly hang it on a tree.

Ornaments

Construction paper

Crayons and markers

Scissors

Glitter glue

Scotch tape

Hollow plastic ornament ball or Mason jar ornament

½-inch or smaller tinsel pompoms

½-inch jingle bells

Thin ribbon

 

1. Select two colored pieces of construction paper that aren’t too dark to be drawn on. Cut each in half widthwise. Fold two pieces in half widthwise, then top to bottom, making a rectangle. When opened, each paper will have four equal sections.

2. Color the eight rectangular sections with crayons or markers. The more you fill each space, the better.

3. Cut the rectangles apart with scissors, then cut each rectangle lengthwise into four strips. You will have 32 pieces when done.

4. Flip the strips over and decorate the blank sides with glitter glue. Allow them to dry for 24 hours.

5. When dry, roll each strip in on itself, securing it in place with a small piece of Scotch tape. Roll half with your drawing on the outside and the others with the glitter facing out.

6. Once your paper beads are done, gently pull off the top of the ornament ball and pop them inside. (If the beads are a little big, a gentle squeeze helps.) When finished, the ornament should be more than half full. Fill it a little more with the pompoms and a few bells. Don’t fill the ball completely; otherwise, you won’t be able to make the bells jingle. Put the ornament top back on and tie a ribbon around it.

Want an ornament with a wider opening? Try a plastic Mason jar ornament. After unscrewing the lid, you can easily put in larger bead loops.