Tutorial: 3D Star Ornament

3D Star Ornament Tutorial: Use your Silhouette Cameo and Tombow adhesive to create Christmas ornamentsAfter my success with the Reindeer Christmas cards I wanted to test out the Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue on a 3D paper project. Again, I visited the Silhouette Design Store for a cutting pattern and some inspiration.

I found a star ornament with lots of delicate flourishes and six pieces per ornament.

Not only are these ornaments pretty, but they can be folded flat and inserted in a Christmas card as a special little gift :)

Many thanks to Tombow USA for providing the adhesive for this project. It was perfect for all the fine details!

Materials





Directions


I used Silhouette Studio to scale the original design so that it was 5.5 inches in height. Each finished ornament is then about 3 inches tall.


Cut the design with your Silhouette Cameo.

I was able to cut two ornaments from one 12 x 12 piece of cardstock.
Remove the pieces from the cutting mat.
Fold each star in half along the score line.
Starting with a star that has a loop at the top, apply the glue to half of the star using the "pen tip" side.

Do not put any glue on the top loop, yet.
Make sure there's glue on the swirls and around the edges and center.
Position one of the plain stars against the looped star and press together.
Apply glue to half of the plain star. Position another plain star against it and press together.
You should have something that looks like this.
Repeat the process with the remaining three star pieces.

Let the two ornament halves dry for at least 15 minutes.
Apply glue around the edges, swirls and top loop of one half. Align the other half of the ornament and press together.

After the ornament is dry, place a ribbon or string through the top loop for hanging.
Happy Holidays!