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12 Days of Christmas: Day 4 Glittered Paper Ornament Set of 6 Giveaway

UPDATE: This giveaway is closedCongrats to Casey S. who was randomly selected to receive the Set of 6 Glittered Paper Ornaments.

This is a recreation of something I saw on Pinterest of a glittered paper ornament from Pottery Barn from last year. The idea may not be original but the following tutorial is all mine!

Be sure to enter today’s giveaway. We’re giving away a set of 6 of these beautiful glittered paper ornaments a la Pottery Barn.

Step 1: Gather your supplies

  • 3″ circle punch – You can cut these out by hand but if you can get your hands on a large circle punch it is TOTALLY worth it and will save you a LOT of time
  • Paper- can be from and old book, scrapbooking paper, sheet music like we used in yesterdays 12 days of Christmas Paper Pine
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Flat thumb tacks (optional)
  • String, Twine or Ribbon
  • Glitter (not pictured)
  • Mod Podge /Glue (not pictured)
  • Paint brush (not pictured)
Step 2: Cut out 12 – 3″ circles out of your paper and fold them in half. You don’t have to maintain any particular orientation of your fold, meaning you can fold it on any axis you want, not necessarily have them all so that the text remains horizontal. Does that make sense? That all sounded way too technical. Basically just fold your circle in half. Easy enough.
Step 3: Before gluing the outside pieces to each other, You’ll start creating the weave of the paper. I tried doing this step after the outside pieces were glued together and it just is easier this way. Between each section of your folded circle, run a bead of glue down the middle towards the outside center of your curve and glue the piece to itself.

Step 4: With one of your circle folded in half run a bead of hot glue from the top down about ¼ of the way along the curved edge. Repeat this along the bottom with a bead of glue running up the curved edge about ¼ of the way. Grab a second folded circle and line up the edges and press them together. You will have to do this quickly to avoid the hot glue drying before you can get the 2nd circle attached to the first.

Step 5: Continue this gluing process by adding on more circles until you’ve got a stack of 12. When you open it up you should see your ornament start to take shape. Take this time to make sure none of your pages were inadvertently glued together than shouldn’t have been.

Step 6: Now you will glue the outermost pieces together much in the same way you did with all the other pieces and you’ll end up with something like this. Your ornament will take shape.

Step 7: You’re going to want to cover up the joint where all the pieces of paper have come together. You can do this with a small circle of paper but I chose to use a flat headed thumb tack. Before securing the top thumb tack, attach your material you’ve chosen to hang your ornament with. I chose to use some more of the string left from my burlap wreath like I did for Day 1 on the 12 Days of Christmas Rustic Chic Ornament. Create a knot in your string/thread and glue it down to the underside of the thumbtack so that the loop of you string hangs above and the runs underneath the thumbtack. Don’t forget to cut off excess string so that it doesn’t stick out from underneath.

Step 8: Place a dab of glue in the center joint of your ornament and push a thumb tack into the center being sure to align it straight so that it doesn’t pierce the paper and stick out.
After attching the top thumb tack you’ll have an ornament that looks like this…
You can stop here but if you fancy a little sparkle on your tree at Christmas, continue on to step 9 .
Step 9: With your glitter, glue and ornament in hand, you can start to glitz it up. I recommend grabbing a simple sheet of copy paper to catch your runaway glitter. It’ll also make a quick funnel for faster clean up (Thank you every Kindergarten teacher EVER for that tip).
Step 10: In the center opening of your ornament paint a layer of glue being sure to paint all the way to the edge of the paper. Step  11: Fill your freshly glued section with glitter and roll around ensuring an even spread of the glitter.
Dump out the excess glitter back into your container or onto the copy paper .
 Repeat steps 10 and 11 all until the whole ornament is blindingly glitzy.
While I’m very happy with the result, to be honest I think it would look even more polished if before gluing the glitter down into the openings I had painted them red first. That way if there are any thin or bare spots they would be less noticeable. Food for thought; maybe next time.
Don’t forget that today I’m giving away a set of 6 of these babies so enter to win them. GO! Do it now!
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