Craft Foil Christmas Ornament
|I Purchased my craft foil from
www.whimsie.com. It comes in
different lengths but what I bought was a 3 yard piece of 12" wide 36
gauge Aluminum Sheet Foil.
|Before starting I suggest printing out 2 copies of
the ornament pattern. One to put away for future keeping and one
to work with. As you will be tracing over the lines it may become
1) Lay your foil down on top of a magazine. This just provides a cushion for when you draw on your foil. Without it your lines won't be deep enough or wide enough.
2) Lay your pattern on top of the foil. If you are making these with children, you will want to tape the pattern in place on the foil so it doesn't move.
3) Trace over all the lines on your pattern with the ball point pen. Since the paper pattern is between the foil an the pen you will get indented lines but no pen marks.
4) Color your ornament with permanent markers. It is important to use permanent markers as washable markers would not adhere to the foil correctly and would rub off all over your hands.
5) Once the ornament is fully colored, cut the ornament out. Be careful as raw metal can have sharp edges. Then with a hole punch, punch one hole near the top of the ornament.
6) Attach your yarn to the ornament as a hanger. To do this, fold your yarn in half and knot the two loose ends together in an overhand knot. Now, push the folded end thru the hole. Take the knotted end and pass it though the loop and pull taught.
Variation: By using the basic outline of our ornament and omitting the face, you can make a variety of designs inside your ornament. You could draw snowflakes or dots inside the ball or use a simple stencil to make your design. Draw them on paper first to be sure you like them before transferring them to the foil.