Pleated paper ornaments... the more, the merrier. Today I have pleated globes decorated with a harlequin pattern (it echoes the diamond folds).
Here are your freebie print-and-cut papercrafts:
The Harlequin globes are colour-coordinated with my previous pleated globes - so you can make a pretty mixed display. Check out my
previous posts to get up to speed on making pleated paper ornaments.
Making up tips:
* Remember to pre-crease all the folds.
* Crease only the outer diamond of the harlequin motif.
* You must join two strips to attain the required length - then join into a loop.
Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Friday, 21 October 2016
Pleats are neat - they are still trending and here to stay. So - today I have an update to my Pleated Paper Globes.I've ramped things up a little for this year's models - little tweaks that are fun updates and are fun to make, too. There's the threaded version (on the left) and the Pleat-within-pleat version (on the right).
Here are your free ornament designs:
I'm not giving detailed step-by-steps for the new designs here - you'll figure things out if you follow last year's tut! Just make sure you take care scoring and creasing the folds.
I have threaded a strip of paper through the paper globe - but a narrow ribbon would work a treat, too - and then you can tie a bow.
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
The Bridges Conference took place in Finland this year. It is an annual event, with international participants, that celebrates the delightfully geeky interface between mathematics and art... think M C Escher and geodesic domes. Click on the link to watch a fun YouTube video about a travelling exhibition featuring highlights of the Bridges '16 creative makes.