So I thought I would put a little tutorial together for you! Now, I do not by any means lay claim to be the originator of this style of ornament ... I saw something very similar on the blog House Revivals. If you have time, stop over and visit Amanda at her fab blog!
Back to this ornament .... it is easy peasy...
Cut 24 - 32 circles all the same size, for one ornament ... on this example I used 3" circles. You can use a punch, diecut or just traced cut out circles.
Once the circles are cut, fold each one in half, having the text running side to side and the fold running up and down. Fold in any direction if you are using patterned or plain paper. I used Stampin Up paper designer paper. You can use book pages or sheet music pages as long as they are not too fragile.
Using a gluestick or quick drying liquid glue, coat the entire side of a folded circle.
Stack another folded circle on top of the glued folded circle. Keep gluing and stacking until you have a little stack of about a third of the papers. Make two more stacks with the remaining folded circles (this is easier than creating one giant stack.
Then glue the stacks together to form one giant stack.
Now the tricky part ... glue the "spine" the folded edges of the stack ... just run the glue stick up and down to get all of the edges coated.
Decide what you want to use as a "hanger" ... in the example below I have used a fine string with a crystal button and jewel. A pretty alternative (and an easier one to use) is a narrow ribbon.
Lay the ribbon down the spine of the ornament. at the bottom end of the ornament, tie a know in the ribbon so it will stay in place, Form a loop at the top of the ornament and tie another knot.
In the example below I threaded one hole in the button and left it on the top of the ornament. I then ran the thread down the spine and looped it through the crystal. ran the thread back up the spine and through the other button hole and then tied a knot.
This sounds difficult but it is really very easy. Once it is done, glue the top folded circle, and attach it to the bottom have circle so that you have a 3D circle.
area of the red dots ... which is roughly 1/3 of the down the sides of the ball. flip to the next half circle and stick a glue dot on the edge of the paper in the centre. Just keep repeating the pattern of 2 glue dots on one circle, and one glue dot on the next until all of the circles are stuck together in intervals. Your ornament should look like this!
Here you go, a finish ornament.
Another option is to just do the layers, and do not do the honeycombing ... this looks good on smaller circles or punched shapes. I used the Stampin Up ornament punch to create this little ornament. You could also try a heart punch or a tree punch or anything else you can dream of!