Christmas Ornament- Folk Art Tree • Tutorial
Create a collection of ornaments for your Christmas tree using this series of cutting files and card stock in coordinated colors. The series was loosely inspired by Polish Folk Art design and includes a snowflake, a bird and holiday tree. All use curled designed to give 3-D effects. This is the tutorial of the the Folk Art Tree. When finished it is about 6" high and can be flattened to store flat in the off- season.
There are 3 tutorials in this set. Here are links to them all:
Christmas Ornament- Folk Art Tree - Tutorial
- Cutting File here.
- 8.5 x 11" card stock - I used the 110lb Neenah Cardstock from Amazon for the white and Michael's Recollections for the colors.
- A good paper adhesive that prevents curling. I use Scotch Quick Drying Tacky Glue
- 10" of coordinating 1/8" (3mm) sating ribbon
- Mini Glue Dots
Parts sizes: - in inches - Sizes are when in orientation shown to right.
- Back Layer (Dk Blue) 4.1721" w x 5.777" h
- Middle Parts (Lt Blue) - Cut 12 - 1.5448"w x 1.8539" h
- Top Layer (white) - Cut 12 - 1.29" w x 1.3098" h
- Reinforcer ring - cut 2 - .5989" in dia.
Order supplies from Amazon:
Steps for completing the Folk Art Tree Christmas Ornament:
Special Note: I update the instructions online. Check here for adjustments and additional information. Don't just rely on the pdf file that comes with the download. This file is located at http://3dcuts.com/ornament-folk-art-tree-tutorial.
1. Download the cutting files for your cutting machine from the 3dcuts.com store here.
2. Load the files into your cutting software following the steps for your cutting machine.
3. Prepare the files:.
- For the Silhouette: The SVG files from this site will need to be turned into cutting files. Click here for detailed steps on how to use SVG files on your Silhouette. http://www.3dcuts.com/tutorial-upload-svg-silhouette
- For Cricut Explore: Here is a guide for importing into Cricut Design Space. http://www.3dcuts.com/tutorial-adding-3dcuts-files-to-cricut
4. Cut the files.
- Pieces are cut from 3 colors of card stock. I used blues for the tutorial but you can use any favorite combination.
5. Remove the cutting mat carefully. I find the paper curls less if I peel the mat away from the paper and not the other way around.
6.Glue the reinforcing circles in place.
- I used Scotch Quick-Drying Tacky Glue because it dries quickly and is strong.
- I used a toothpick to apply a thin controlled amount.
- One gets glued to the front of the ribbon circle. The other gets glued to the back.
- Use a round implement from your craft stash to curl the rounded end of the light blue middle pies- all 12.
- I used a 3/8" wooden dowel.
- Use a tooth pick to add a thin layer of adhesive to just the pointed portion of the back side of the light blue middle layer piece.
- Adhere to the top of the tree keeping equal margins to the left and right.
- Continue adding the remaining 5 light blue middle layer pieces to the tree.
- There are 2 in the second row and 3 in the bottom row.
- They do over lap some.
- Place them so the margins around the point are even.
- Flip it over and repeat on the backside with the remaining 6 light blue middle layer pieces.
- It doesn't matter if you start at the bottom or the top.
- Use a smaller round tool to curl the bottoms of all the top layer white pieces. I used a standard pencil.
- Curl all 12.
- Apply adhesive to just the tip of the white curl and glue in place on top of one of the light blue curls.
- Repeat for all 12 curls - 6 on the front and 6 on the back.
- Cut a 10" piece of 1/8" satin ribbon and thread through the ribbon hole. Knot to form a hanging ribbon.
- The Folk Art Tree Christmas Ornament is complete. How about trying the other coordinating ornaments including the bird and the snow flake, all by 3dcuts.com.
- Or consider various color combinations......
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