Way back in November, I saw paper globe ornaments at Macy's from the Martha Stewart line. Then I saw them blogged on Craft Tutorials. Jeff and I tried one out at Christmas and I forgot about it until late in January when my mom and I decided to make Valentine ones using a double-sided scrapbook paper. I just got around to photographing mine.
What is pretty about this one that I didn't photograph is that it is hanging by red and white baker's twine through a hole punch. In the hole, I put a heart-shaped rivet clasp.
I know these have been blogged a bit lately and there are tutorials on Martha's site (and no, these didn't catch fire), Heather Bailey's blog (uh, perfect much Heather?) and made hugely on Wisdom Has Two Parts (what are those two parts of wisdom anyway? I guess if I have to ask, I am not wise...). Anyway, I don't think I need to add a tutorial but I will give hints to what I did to make it easier!
Paper Globe hints
- Make a practice one first with your second rate paper.
- Buy a paper punch for the circles. I used a 2" one.
- Have your husband make an isosceles triangle using a protractor out of a lightweight cardboard for folding the triangles. OK - I know you can do this yourself. So could I, I think. It just helped a lot to have my mathematical genius husband (seriously - PhD in psychology with a statistics major) do it for me.
- Fit the triangle perfectly on your cut circle. Fold one side over your triangle template. Remove template and set it upon that folded edge and fold your next edge. Repeat until the third side is folded. The goal is for the folded edges to all be the same size so that you don't see overlaps when you glue them together. Mine weren't as perfect as others but I was able to minimize the damage.
- I used a glue stick to attach the pieces to each other. I would attach two pieces and then move on to another pair. Then I would move back to the first pair as the glue would be dried well enough to work on attaching that pair to another circle.
I really loved this project. I look forward to making them again!