Welcome to day 2 of our 13 Day Spooktacular.
The good folks over at Sizzix carry one of my all time favorite dies - Circle 3-D Ornament. It was originally created for making cute Christmas ornaments, but I love using it to make a ”kissing ball” topiary for every occasion. Using this die takes the work out of cutting and folding each circle. Read on for detailed directions and for a chance to win another fun prize!
1. Start by cutting 20 circles. I highly recommend using this die from Sizzix. It cuts and scores each piece for you! But if you don’t have one yet, you can also just cut out 2″ circles.
Score each circle so that you have a perfect triangle in the center. Be sure to score each piece so that the flaps come to the front, creating a valley.
2. Glue 5 circles together to create one end as shown below. Repeat.
3. Adhere the remaining circles into the center strip, and adhere the top and bottom to create a ball.
4. Stick the ball onto a wooden dowel and insert into a decorative container. (These were plain metal tins from Target’s “1 spot” that I embellished with stickers and rub ons from the same line.)
5. To add even more festive flair, try hanging charms or adding stickers to your “kissing ball.”
GIVEAWAY ALERT AND WINNER!
Yesterday’s winner is. . .
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!
Didn’t win? No worries! Leave a comment for a chance to win a Kissing Ball kit with pre-cut circles, tin, and everything else you will need to create this fun project. The winner will also win a copy of our Holiday Book now available. It is packed with fun holiday ideas for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, including layouts, home decor, cards, mini albums, advent calendars, and more!
And for a close look at the container along with some bonus tins, check out the gallery in our Scrapbook Trends facebook page.