Dimensional disc form is composed of front and back
that each has petal-like indentations that suggest
a poinsettia or other Christmas flower.
Add jewel or stud at center at intersections.
Tie on optional tassel or bauble at bottom, cord or ribbon
through interior to hang with loop or decorative hook at top.
Disc measures approx. 3.25” tall x 3.5” wide
x 2.25” deep when assembled.
ASSEMBLY: 1. Identify and cut the shapes:
A front ornament body
B back ornament body (tiniest bit shorter than front)
C center accent rounded rectangles (4 whole; 2 with punches)
D front and back (12) rounded triangle accent overlays
2. Prepare the front and back body by bending back
on all the "squared" perforation lines for center panel
and for sections and end tabs.
Also carefully make slight bends back along the curved
perforation lines that form blossom details.
At the center perforation line that bisects the center
of the rounded "petal" configuration of perf lines,
re-direct the bending direction of the bend so that
it creates of "valley" fold ONLY through the blossom;
the "mountain" fold should remain in the center narrow
3. On the front ONLY, position and attach the center
accent rectangles, with punch accents placed to
line up with punches of body.
(NOTE that the sample ornament has colored shading
added to the inverted blossom portions of the front
and back, as added accent and coloration.)4. Form the front body into a tube to bring the straight
side edges to overlap the opposite side tabs to perf lines,
then glue the side seam.
5. To begin forming the final front or back shape,
first make sure that the petal-center perforation lines
are bending as "valley" folds, then . . .
. . . begin to bring the "points" created together
at the center - NOTE this will need to happen more or
less at the same time for all six points of the blossom
configuration, or the perforations may tear.
Continue to bend the top sections inward . . .
. . . until all the points converge together at center.
Hold the positioning with one hand, while . . .
. . . a carefully placed (maintain neatness) dab of
hot melt or other equivalent quick-grab glue is placed
down the converging folded edges at center.
Quickly press the centers back together, quick-adjust,
and hold together until fully cooled/dried and secured.
(Take care NOT to press down at centers to avoid tearing.)
Repeat for the back of ornament.
6. Slip the BACK ornament assembly edges into place . . .
. . . into the FRONT and push together slightly, but first . . .
. . . apply adhesive to the side panels of the BACK . . .
. . . then push BACK fully in so that the front straight edge
and the back panel's perforation lines match up
as closely as possible all around.
7. Prepare the rounded triangle accent overlays to fit
onto the FRONT or BACK by first adding curl from wide
base edge toward point, as shown, using a rod tool
such as this pencil. Then . . .
. . . position and attach each accent over the rounded
portion of ornament face, with slight offset margin
all around shape between edge and perforations
defining the area.
8. Position and attach a large puffy circle, stud or
jewel at the blossom intersections on FRONT and
BACK to help conceal any less-desirable construction.
9. Prepare a tassel or other hanging bauble/bead
on a narrow cord, thread with long doll needle through
the center (interior) of the disc from bottom to top,
then complete by adding top bead,
forming a hanging loop, attaching
to separate loop or hook, etc.