Paper

Paper Bear Ornament Trio

By  Mary Ayres 

size: 5" tall

Materials

  • Brown kraft paper
  • White cardstock
  • Americana Acrylic Paints: Snow White; Lamp Black; Honey Brown; Sapphire (DecoArt)
  • Torn fabric strips, 1”x12”: purple; turquoise; pink
  • Pom-poms, 3/8”: purple; turquoise; bright pink
  • Silver jingle bells, 3/8” three
  • Black glass E beads, 6/0, six
  • White buttons, 1/4”, six
  • Blue eyelets, 1/8”, nine

Tools

  • Silver wire, 20-gauge, 11” lengths, three
  • Quilt batting
  • Fluorescent Effects 6-strand Embroidery Floss: Neon Green (DMC)
  • Bright pink ink pad
  • Black fine-tip permanent marker
  • Hole punch, 1/8”
  • Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
  • Sewing machine and white thread

Pattern - Paper Bear Ornament Trio

  • General (for each)
  • 1. Print and cut out pattern. Cut two bears from brown kraft paper and two smaller bear shapes from quilt batting (cut batting shapes about 1/4" from edges of bear pattern). Place batting shapes between paper shapes. Glue paper bears together around edges. Machine sew straight stitch along bear details, using any color thread to sew in one continuous line, and going over stitches as needed. Sew eye circles around polar bear only. Crumple up stitched bear to make creases.
  • Polar Bear
  • 1. Paint bear Snow White; let dry. Mix one part water with one part Sapphire; brush mixture onto bear, then quickly wipe off with damp paper towel, leaving paint in crevices. Let dry. Rub pink ink onto cheeks.
  • 2. Sew white buttons and black beads on top of each other for eye dots, knotting thread ends in back.
  • 3. For scarf, tie turquoise fabric strip around neck. Glue pink pom-pom nose to face.
  • 4. Print "peace" on white card stock. Cut tag shape around word and ink edges pink. Punch hole in left side of tag; attach eyelet. Insert six strands floss through eyelet, jingle bell, and knot in scarf. Knot ends together and trim.
  • 5. Punch holes in ends of arms; attach eyelets. Insert wire ends through eyelets and wrap ends back around wire hanger. Shape hanger over bear.
  • Panda Bear
  • 1. Follow same basic instructions as polar bear, except paint eye circles, ears, and legs Lamp Black. Use purple fabric for scarf, turquoise pom-pom for nose, and write "joy" on tag.
  • Brown Bear
  • 1. Follow same basic instructions as polar bear, except paint bear Honey Brown. Use pink fabric strip for scarf, purple pom-pom for nose, and write "love" on tag.