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Dec202013

THE TWELVE DAYS OF HOLIDAY PACKAGES NO.12

Package No.12 of The Twelve Days of Holiday Packages was inspired by my love of paper crafts. Paper globes are a fun paper craft that are typically used for decoration. I’ve been making paper globes for years, you can see some of the different ways I have used paper globes in the past (as Christmas decorations & even as a bowl, Halloween decorations & pumpkins, party decorations).

I love making handmade gift toppers that the gift recipient can keep as a little memento so I thought making mini paper globes to adorn packages would be fun. This holiday paper globe gift topper has a little “Tis The Season To Be Jolly” message, but you can personalize your paper globe with the recipient’s name or a special message. Try handwriting a message with pretty metallic pens or use a printer to print your message with your favorite colors.

Paper brads come in a variety of sizes so you can make the paper globe gift topper different sizes. They also come in different colors as well as silver, gold, and bronze finishes.

I like to use lightweight card stock, which gives the paper globe a nice sturdy framework, but is not too thick that it makes it difficult to work with. 

MATERIALS

1. The Twelve Days of Holiday Packages No.12 / Tis The Season To Be Jolly Paper Globes printable

2. White cardstock

3. Red cardstock

4. Printer

5. 1/8” hole punch

6. 2 mini paper brads

7. Studio Carta Tight Weave 2/8" Cotton Ribbon in Black

8. Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Download The Twelve Days of Holiday Packages No.12 / Tis The Season To Be Jolly Paper Globes printable here.

2. Print paper globes printable onto white cardstock paper.

3. Cut paper globes printable into three 0.5” x 2.5” strips.

4. Cut three 0.5” x 2.5” strips of red cardstock.

5. Punch holes at the ends of the paper strips.

6. Gather strips into a stack, alternating printed message and red strips.

7. Wrap ribbon around box to determine length needed. Cut ribbon.

8. Place brad into holes at one end. Open brad ends to secure paper.

9. Place second brad into holes at the other end, placing in the opposite direction of the first brad, and pierce end through the middle of the ribbon. Open brad ends to secure paper to ribbon.

10. Open up paper strips to create paper globe.

11. Wrap ribbon around the box and tie in a flat knot on the bottom of the box.

TIPS

1. Try varying the width of the paper strips.

2. Spray glitter paint over entire paper globe for a sparkly holiday look.

3. Use patterned scrapbook paper.

Reader Comments (2)

This is my favourite one! I miss you a ton, Sally. Have a wonderful Christmas.

12.20.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

MELISSA // Thanks, Melissa! I miss you and the family, too!! xoxo

12.31.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSALLYJSHIM

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