Ever since I learnt Teabag Folding I have always enjoyed sitting down to a session of folding and gluing.
It seemed only natural then that I should include it in some way in my series on handmade Christmas things.
Here is today’s Christmas Creation – a teabag folded Christmas Tree Decoration.
I had, in my collection, some purple and silver double sided origami paper that had an inlaid texture.
I thought that this would work well for this project so I set about cutting the larger sheets into smaller squares.
For each medallion I needed eight squares.
Thanks to a sleepless night I got all of them folded, using a triangle fold technique, in one night!
I also glued them together to form the medallions in the same night.
The paper was quite stiff which meant that the petals were sitting at various angles so I shoved them all in a large book and left them to compress whilst I went to work the next day.
When I got back I realized that I had to find something to go in the centre of the medallion but the gems that I had were too small so I had a rummage through the button box and found some metal military style buttons that I had had for a while and not yet found a use for.
The already had a shank on the back so I applied some glue to the centre of the medallion and poked the shank through the central hole – and waited for them to dry.
The branches on my Balsam Hill Christmas Tree are so densly packed and the paper so sturdy that I didn’t need to attach any cord or thread I just sat the medallions directly on the branches.
There we go; I feel like I’m getting somewhere with this Christmas stuff now. I’m hoping that I can keep the momentum up!
What did you think of these – are they the kind of thing that you would hang on your tree?
Anyway, I’d best crack on – there’s still lots to do!
Thanks for reading – see you again next time.