Craft Tutorial: How to Make Party Decorations from Photographs

March 7, 2011 · 0 comments

in Crafts,Inspiration,Tutorials

Homemade decorations are a great way to make your party unique, and make your guests feel that you went to some effort to beautify the room to honour them.

You will need:

10 x 15cm or 13 x 18cm photographs

Cutting Mat

Steel ruler

Cutter

Single hole punch

Paper Fasteners

StepĀ  1:

Cut a strip off the long edge of the photograph to make it more panoramic.

Step 2:

Cut the photo into strips about 1cm wide, taking care to keep the order of the strips as you cut them.

Place the strips on top of each other, keeping to the order.

Step 3:

Using a single hole punch, punch a hole through the end of the strip. Be careful not to punch too close to the end.

Step 4:

Put the paper fastener through the hole, and open the ends of the fastener to keep the bundle of stripsĀ  in place.

Now punch a hole into the opposite end of the bundle, and put another paper fastener through the new hole, and open the ends.

Step 5:

With both paper fasteners in place, gently bend the bundle of strips to curve the photographic paper.

Step 6:

Now gently separate the photo strips one by one, while bending the bundle simultaneously. Within a few seconds your bundle of strips will transform into a globe shaped photo decoration!

Step 7:

To hang the decorations, use a piece of cotton to tie a loop around the visible part of the paper fastener

Take it further:

You can use larger photographs to make bigger decorations, just remember to cut the paper into a more panoramic shape.

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