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Easy decoration my mom taught me
Some parts are tricky, but other than that its easy and looks cool. ps, you'll know what i mean when you get there, but in step 5, my circle was 3 1/4 inches across, so the triangle length was 3 inches. you can just use that for a measurement instead of using a can and goin through all that trouble measuring.

Posted by quirky been v. from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See quirky been v.'s 8 projects »
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  • How to make a bauble. Christmas Card Ball Decoration - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather up your cards, glue, scissors and a can. The can is used as a template to make circles. The bigger the can, the bigger the circles, the bigger the ball.

  • How to make a bauble. Christmas Card Ball Decoration - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take a card, and place the can over a decorative area, and trace around it. Repeat to all other cards.

  • How to make a bauble. Christmas Card Ball Decoration - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once your done with the last step, cut out all of the circles. (sorry yo can see the line, it was really faint)

  • How to make a bauble. Christmas Card Ball Decoration - Step 4
    Step 4

    Lay all of your circles off to the side. We'll get them in a minute. (Sorry, un-neccasary step)

  • How to make a bauble. Christmas Card Ball Decoration - Step 5
    Step 5

    Ok, this is the hard step. Use your can to make another circle, this time on a regular piece of paper or tagboard and then cut out. Tagboard would be better. Take your ruler, and make an equilateral triangle,(all sides the same length, to you un-math geeks)that fits inside the circle, touching the edges. Sorry if thats confusing. See picture for example. Then cut out the triangle you've just made.

  • How to make a bauble. Christmas Card Ball Decoration - Step 6
    Step 6

    Like I said, cut out the triangle. (another unnecassary step) I took too many pictures, so...

  • Step 7

    Lay the triangle onto a circle of Christmas card, and trace. Make sure the corners of the triangle line up and don't go outside the edges of the circle.

  • How to make a bauble. Christmas Card Ball Decoration - Step 8
    Step 8

    Then fold on the lines you just traced. If you pressed the pencil hard enough, it should fold really easy. Repeat with all other circles.

  • How to make a bauble. Christmas Card Ball Decoration - Step 9
    Step 9

    Set out 5 circles. Ok, take 2, and put a little glue on a flap, on both. The 2 white areas in the pictures. Glue them together, and hold until they stick good.

  • How to make a bauble. Christmas Card Ball Decoration - Step 10
    Step 10

    There, glued together.

  • How to make a bauble. Christmas Card Ball Decoration - Step 11
    Step 11

    Glue all 5 together, like this. Just keep adding another to an open flap, until you reach 5, then glue together. See picture.

  • How to make a bauble. Christmas Card Ball Decoration - Step 12
    Step 12

    Repeat, and make another. You should have 10 circles left.

  • How to make a bauble. Christmas Card Ball Decoration - Step 13
    Step 13

    This part is really confusing. Ok, by now you should have 2 half-circle things that look like hats. Take an open flap on the bottom, and glue another circle onto it. (The Santa holding the lamp) Then, go to the next open flap, and glue another circle on.(The stocking one) Then there should be 2 open flaps on the Lamp Santa and the Stocking circles. Shove another circle into the middle and glue. (The red poinsetta one) Repeat this all around.

  • How to make a bauble. Christmas Card Ball Decoration - Step 14
    Step 14

    This is a bad pic; I'm sorry. Ok, take the 2nd "hat" you made earlier. The "bowl you just made in the last step should have flaps open around the bottom. Flip the "bowl upside down, so the flaps are sticking up. Take the "hat" and put glue on all of the flaps. Glue the hat and the bowl together.

  • How to make a bauble. Christmas Card Ball Decoration - Step 15
    Step 15

    There, thats a better picture of the last step.

  • How to make a bauble. Christmas Card Ball Decoration - Step 16
    Step 16

    ALL DONE! Just somehow thread a ribbon through one of the circles and...

  • Step 17

    hang from somewhere with a thumbtack! It looks really complicated, but it's really not... enjoy!

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anemona
anemona · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 30 projects
Hey!!!! can you tell me how many circles you need to use to get this done, because i had tried this one so many times and just cant get over the 13 u.U just dont get it... so maybe if you tell me how many circles i can figure out how to glue the 2pieces together at the end... hope you can help i really want to do this for xmas
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Lisa W.
Lisa W.
I love this project... just tried it out though (admittedly a little early for Christmas - practicing if it would be suitable for a group of children to try out) and I couldn't get past step 13, but that's probably just me. Instead I ended up making a slightly smaller version using 10 of the circles, which still looks really nice, so thanks for the instructions!
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quirky been v.
quirky been v. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 8 projects
thank u and i will check into that
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anemona
anemona · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 30 projects
i think i might know it is not so popular... talking about my experience... i've trying to get this one to my favs and everytime i click on it my user logged out... so finally today i was able to actually get to see this project... so maybe that is the reason... dont know... LOVE ur project by the way
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quirky been v.
quirky been v. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 8 projects
oooooh not a popular one...
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