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I had my project today all mapped out in my head for the Jingle Mingle and was super excited to start on it. I envisioned these adorable white origami animals. A fox, a squirrel, an owl and maybe a cat with a ribbon and jingle bells around their necks as ornaments.
I went to work cheerfully with my 7 year old daughter. Christmas music was playing, we were singing…and then that’s when you hear the screech in the theme…The online instructions we found didn’t work clearly. My daughter was crying because she couldn’t do it. She ended up having an upset stomach and a melt down! And I was ready to rip my hair out because all I had to show for was a disheveled pile of paper and a not so cute fox.
|What a mess! LOL|
Then Katja from Shift Ctrl Art came to my rescue with the idea of these paper diamonds she had found on Pinterest. Loved the idea! THANK YOU!
This worked out so much better.
I’m not having an in depth tutorial either because all you have to do is head on over to DESIGN AND FORM (click HERE), make different sized diamonds according to the instructions. Then I added the bells and ribbons with a needle and thread. Just like attaching a button to clothing. THAT’S IT!
And it cost me 97 cents, because the jingle bells were from Goodwill. They were actually from 1988, ha. The paper was plain printer paper that I already had. And I also had the ribbon already but you can find that for cheap at any craft store 😉
So now I have some photos to show you how cute they actually turned out. I can totally picture an entire tree with them. Just imagine how cheap that would be.
I have a feeling it will be good and thanks again Katja for saving my project 😉 Friends to the rescue…yay!