Craft: How to Make a Festive Paper Cut Bauble
Add a personal touch to your Christmas tree this year with this pretty handmade decoration
Clear glass bauble with a removable top
Scalpel (10A blade recommended)
Tweezers and a knitting needle or skewer (optional)
Once your paper cut is inside the bauble it will be able to curve and twist, but don’t make the paper cut much more than a few centimetres longer than the diameter of your bauble.
You may want to practise with different designs and roughly cut them to see how they will look once inside the bauble.
With paper cutting on such a small scale, it’s hard to avoid showing some pencil lines on the underside of the design. Try to keep the transfer pencil line faint – clear enough to guide you but not so heavy as to spoil the final paper cut. (On a greater-scale paper-cut project, you can simply cut through the tracing paper and the paper at the same time, avoiding transferring any lines onto the paper at all.)
Watercolour paper works well, as it’s strong yet easy to cut and remains stiff once inside your bauble.
See other simple ways to add festive cheer to your home
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