Falala Folded Tree Ornament
Designed by: Miss Tracy :)
Here's another look at a slight angle so you can see some of the folded dimension of the tree...
This folding technique is quite simple and I'm going to share it with you today!
To get started, you will need to gather up the following supplies:
(If you don't have everything on the list, you can find them at the LBH)
Music Paper for background
Ranger Acrylic Paint Dabber / Gold
Ranger Perfect Pearls Mists / Gold & Pearl
Scraps of pretty Christmas Printed Papers
(one square of each size: 3 in, 2 1/2 in, 2 in, 1 1/2in)
Ink for edges of Paper / Mocha Mama
Stickles / Diamond
One Tree Topper
(I used a snowflake jewel but this could be a star, button, etc.)
First, you will trace your ornament onto the music paper and cut it out. Then apply your Glue-n-Seal.
(Your gonna love this stuff!...has it's own brush in the lid...goes on so easy and adheres & seals your paper...comes in glossy & matte) Apply it to the back of the music paper and lay onto your ornament. Lightly rub over the top with your fingers to smooth out the paper. I'm using the matte finish.
Now grab your Gold Paint Dabber (Love these too!...no mess, no brushes to clean!) and apply paint to the back and sides of your ornament. I also applied some paint lightly around the front edges of my music paper side of the ornament.
Now it's time to add a little shimmer & shine with your Perfect Pearls Mist...
(by the way...LoVe, LoVe, LoVe these too!)
Unlike some other brands of mist, these are meant to be shaken. Take a look at the label...
I thought that was funny! So you're going to ShaKe, ShaKe, ShaKe! Then spritz your ornaments...I used a little Pearl first and then a little Gold. Once spritzed, set aside to dry. If you happen to Over-Spritz, just dab with a paper towel.
Now it's time to do some Falala fabulous Folding! For this ornament you will need to cut four squares.
3in, 2 1/2 in, 2 in, 1 1/2 in
Each section of the tree is in 1/2 in. increments. Your largest square will be the bottom section of the tree. Your smallest square will be the top section of the tree.
For the folding process, follow each of these steps:
1. Fold in half (I call this the Hot Dog fold)
Now, open the square back up like so...
2. Turn the opposite direction and fold in half again (Hot Dog)
This will create a + sign fold on your paper
3. Open square back up again and fold opposite corner to opposite corner (I call this the Taco Fold)
4. Open your square back up again and turn paper and fold opposite corner to opposite corner (Taco Fold) When you open your square up the fold lines will look an * asterisk.
5. Next fold paper in half (Hot Dog) with the print on the outside. Have the fold facing up and push in the sides like so...
Once pushed in, burnish the folds well with your finger.
Repeat this step to the other side like so...
6. Final step...Take the the top corner layer and fold to the center seam of your Football...Triangle.
Repeat this step with the other side...like so...and falala...
You have a completed folded section for your Tree!
Isn't that easy! You will repeat these same steps with each square. Once folding is complete, add a little ink to the edges of your folded tree sections if you desire.
These creates great depth and a shadow effect!
Now you have four little airplanes....oh, sorry, I mean Tree Sections!
We are now ready to build our Falala Folded Tree! Apply small pieces of tacky tape to the back side of your folded pieces like so...
Cut a small trunk for your tree and adhere it to the ornament first. I just used a scrap piece of brown cardstock. Peel off red film and position largest tree section...eyeball to center.
Continue adding your sections right on top of each other...like so....
Keep building and when all sections are down...You can apply your Tree Topper!
I used a Snowflake Jewel but you could use a punched star, decorative brad or even a cute little button!
One final step ladies! Grab your stickles and lightly trace around each section of the tree. This will add some beautiful sparkle. I used Diamond Stickles on mine.
Let it dry for a bit and then proudly hang it on your Christmas Tree!!
This would be cute to hang off of a special gift bag for a special someone too!
Here is what it looks like on an oval ornament...
Now if you are interested in taking this to a bigger scale, consider creating larger folded tree sections and building your tree on a Canvas! Here is a look at the Falala Folded Tree Canvas that we created last month in Scrapstashers.
This is an 11x14 canvas (we used the reverse side) and the dimensions
for your printed paper squares are as follows:
4 1/2 in, 5 in, 5 1/2in, 6 in, 6 1/2in, 7in
You will follow the exact same folding process as you did for the ornament...your just working with larger size squares...It's so easy!! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today and will try this technique.
I promise you won't be dissappointed!!
My Christmas Question of the Day:
Share with us your favorite gift you rec'd as a child and what you would like Santa to bring you this year! Ho Ho Ho! One lucky commenter will be drawn and win today's Falala Folded Tree Ornament. Good luck...I hope it's YOU!
Merry Folding Gals!
Miss Tracy :)
The WINNER from Day #10 is....LINDA HAHN!
Please contact the LBH to claim your ornament!