I made these simple paper globe decorations to attach to some gifts I was wrapping this week. They were pretty fun to make, and yet another way (a bit like the notebooks) to use up some of my paper collection. A double-win. I cut up some old Christmas cards and also, the pages of a black-and-white book about fancy flower arrangements that had come apart. But after a bit of experimentation, I found it was best to stick to one weight of paper for each ornament- so the 'pages' of the globes are evenly balanced.
1. Trace around a jar or bottle to make a circle template. Mine was about 2.5" in diameter. Then use your template to cut 12 circles from some decorative paper. You could use the pages from an old book, sheet music, kraft paper, junk mail, old maps or cards, etc.
2. Fold each circle in half and join them all together by sewing down the fold line with your sewing machine (or you could staple down the fold line a few times.)
3. Place a small blob of glue (or glue-dots that you use in photo albums) about a third of the way down one of the circle edges, and attach the adjacent circle to the glue. Then, on the next circle, place the glue at about a third of the way towards the bottom of the circle's edge and attach to the next 'page'.
4. Continue in this way until all of the 'pages' are connected in an accordian-style fashion. Then you can thread a needle with some embroidery thread or twine and thread it through the top of the globe to make a hanging loop.
Hope you are having a good Wednesday. I need to go and make some more of these globes- they're strangely addictive.