Oh god. It's not even Thanksgiving yet and already my favorite magazines and blogs are talking to me about Christmas. And don't get me started on how many times I've changed my mind about what we're doing for Christmas cards this year. While this year I'm feeling a lot less bah humbug about it all than I have in years past, I'm still not entirely hip to the whole "let's start Christmas in October!" That said, I saw this project from the @MSLiving Twitter handle and thought YES! I COULD SO DO THIS. This is a cute project and these ornaments will look absolutely marvelous on my tree covered with Amy Butler paper chains.
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Cut out twenty circles: For a small ball, trace around the base of a jar that's about 1 1/4 inches in diameter; for a large one, trace around the bottom of a glass.
Cut another circle the same size from cardboard; on it, draw an equilateral triangle, points touching the edge of the circle. Cut out triangle; trace it onto the inside of each of the 20 circles. Score, and fold along all the lines.
Next, use clear-drying craft glue to join one flap each from two circles -- triangles should point in the same direction. Using the same technique, attach the flaps of three more circles to these two, forming what will be the top. Make the bottom in the same way.
Glue remaining 10 circles together, this time with triangle points alternating up and down, forming a straight line. Glue the two end flaps to form a ring; this will be the middle section. Then glue top and bottom pieces to the flaps of the middle section.
Use a needle to create a small hole, and hang from silver thread.
Read more at Marthastewart.com: Holiday Card Ornaments - Martha Stewart Holidays