Hey, it really is Laura again! I never knowabout you, but I enjoy seeing all the amazing 3D factors individuals create with paper. There are tons of clever minor boxes and animals you can make, but I acquired additional thrilled when I identified all the gemstone templates that exist on the internet. Make my very own diamonds?! Yes please. I believed the diamond shape would make a great ornament for my Christmastree, but I didn’t think a decoration produced out of only paper would keep very properly from yr to yr. Which is where the balsa wood comes in! The wood can make the layout much sturdier and isn’t going to change the all round geometric truly feel of the diamond.Supplies: Balsa wood (I used 1/32 inch thick), diamond template (I used this one particular), printer paper, cardstock paper, X-Acto knife, goldcraftpaint, ornament hooks, super glue, screw eye hooks (13/sixteen inch).1. Print out your diamond template. Spot template on leading of your balsa wood and use your X-Acto knife to trace above the outline of the template to cut out your panels. two. Print an additional template on a heavier cardstock and use scissors to lower out your template. Pre-fold your template and flatten back (this can make it simpler to fold when your wood is glued on). Attach every single panel to its designated spot with super glue. three. Assemble the diamond by making use of the super glue to attach the tabs in the acceptable spots. Ahead of you glue the top piece down, make positive to screw your eye hook into the middle of the prime panel (this is what you may attach your ornament hook to). 4. Paint the diamond with the gold paint. After it truly is dry, you are prepared to hang your diamond!
In addition to creating a handful of reliable gold diamonds, I additional a coat of glitter to some to include a minor assortment (just paint a coat of Mod Podge and sprinkle loose glitter on leading). I really like how theseornaments turned out. They add a punch of gold-plated fun to our tree, and I can tell absolutely everyone that I received loads of diamonds for Christmas. Score! xo. Laura
Credits // Writer: Laura Gummerman, Photography: Janae Hardy and Laura Gummerman