These printable diamond-shaped ornaments are great fun to make. Once you get the knack of folding the V-folds at the centre, you'll be turning them out in quantity.
Here are your free designs:
Pointy Pleated Ornaments
1 Print the ornaments on 160gsm photocopier card.
2 Score the fold lines - vertical pleats (toughs and peaks), the zigzag centre line.
3 Cut out the ornaments. You need two of each. If cutting by hand, punch out the holes with a 1/16" circle handpunch (or carefully pierce with a needle).
4 Join two strips to make one continuous strip. Match the join and stick it with d/s tape or PVA tacky glue.
5 Pre-crease the pleats. Use a bone folder for the vertical pleats. Use your fingers to prime the zigzags.
6 Fold the pleats. The pleats reverse at the zigzags. Pop the Vs. You'll soon get the hang of it.
7 Join the ends of the pleated strip to make a continuous loop.
8 Make a hanging loop from ribbon, knotted at the bottom. Add a pony bead at the knot - this ensures that the loop will stay in place within the ornament.
8 Using a tapestry needle, draw craft thread through the holes at top and bottom. Draw them up and tie them. Catch in the hanging loop before tightening the top.
9 Add a tassel to the bottom of the ornament. This looks attractive and simultaneously weights the ornaments.
No need to stick to the size given. Petite ornaments are pretty, too.