here is detailed tutorial for the paper Christmas ornament sphere. I tried several pictures to make it easy to follow.
Time: 20-30 minutes
12 X 12 piece Scrapbook Paper (one per ornament)
Hot Glue and Glue Gun
Step 1: To maximize the use of paper, first cut 12” strips as follows:
2- 1” strips
4- 1.25” strips
2- 1.5” strips
Step 2: Step 3: Next, make the following cuts (see photo below):
The 2- 1” strips will stay the same at 1”X12”
The 2- 1.25” strips will each be cut into 2 – 8” strips
The 2- 1.5” strips will each be cut into 2 – 10” strips
Step 4: Tape the corresponding strips together as shown below.
Step 5: Fold each strip like an accordion.
Step 6: Use hot glue to glue the ends of each strip together. Here is a top and side view.
Step 7: Bend the circle strip inward to form a medallion. Add a drop of hot glue in the middle and hold the medallion together for a few seconds until the glue is dry. Blowing helps!
Repeat for each strip until you have five medallions.
Step 8: Hot glue each layer together to form a sphere as shown.
Step 9: Cut a piece of twine and hot glue it to the top of the ornament for the hanger.
Step 10: Tie a ribbon bow around the top.