What I came up with is extremely easy to make and it only requires very basic materials—a good thing since that's all I have right now.
- Two colors of letter sized paper
- Scissors, craft knife and ruler, or paper trimmer
- Glue (Tacky glue was perfect because it dries so fast)
There are two different ways to make this ornament.
Option 1 (ornament in the background)
- This is the simplest one. It only requires 4 strips of paper, of alternating colors. Cut each strip so that it is 11" (28cm) long (hint: cut along the long side of the letter-size paper) and 1/4" (6mm) wide.
- Fold over and crease 1/2" (13mm) of one end of one strip.
- Glue the new tab to the opposite end of the strip of paper. The teardrop will automatically form itself as you glue both ends together.
- Let it dry and repeat steps 1-3 three more times in alternating colors.
- Stack the teardrops together by tucking the creased ends one over the other. Tie them together with a strand of embroidery thread that is long enough to hang the ornament from. Done!
Option 2 (ornament in the foreground of the top photo)
- This style of teardrop requires 5 strips of paper in alternating colors. They will all be 1/4" (6mm) wide but will vary in length.
- The strips should be 11", 10", 9", 8" and 7" long.
- Follow steps 3 and 5 from above.
Only I would have a small crafty stash and a paper trimmer in a hotel room, right?
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Thank you so, so much to those of you that joined me at SewCrafty on Saturday! I had a wonderful time and I hope you did too. Everyone's projects turned out really great and I loved talking to each one of you. We must do it again!