Paper

Paper Punched Trio

By  Patty Schaffer  for  The Dow Chemical Co

size: varies

Materials

  • Dow STYROFOAM Brand Foam Balls, 3”, three
  • Patterned paper: green, two; white, two; red
  • Pins: red pearl, 150; white pearl, 75; 3/4” appliqué, 65
  • Metallic green seed beads
  • Round gold sequins, 8mm
  • Ribbon, 5/16”-wide, 10” lengths: red, green, white

Tools

  • Craft punches, 1”: holly leaf; petaled flower; snowflake
  • Glue Dots International Mini Glue Dots

Basic Supplies

  • scissors
  • Holly Leaf
  • 1. Punch approximately 225 holly leaves from green patterned paper.
  • 2. Pin clusters of 2-4 leaves to ball using red pins as "berries." Repeat until ball is covered.
  • 3. Secure red ribbon hanger to ball with pin, trimming if necessary.
  • Poinsettia
  • 1. Punch approximately 130 flowers from red patterned paper.
  • 2. Stack two flowers, staggering the petals. Place glue dot between layers. Repeat for all flowers.
  • 3. Thread two seed beads and one sequin onto appliqué pin. Push pin through flower center; pin to foam ball. Repeat until ball is covered.
  • 4. Secure green ribbon hanger to ball with pin, trimming if necessary.
  • Snowflake
  • 1. Punch approximately 75 snowflakes from white patterned paper.
  • 2. Pin snowflakes to ball using white pins. Repeat until ball is covered.
  • 3. Secure white ribbon hanger to ball with pin, trimming if necessary.