On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...
Okay, so in theory this 12 Days of Recycled Christmas Ornaments thing was a great idea, but in reality...well...in reality: December is no time to add projects to your plate. I'm sorry I couldn't keep up with it, maybe I'll try this again next year. Here's my last ornament :)
Swans are pretty, but I'm afraid of them. This attractive and easy recycled ornament is made from an envelope. Here's how to make one:
You will need:
Take a section of the envelope and fold it in half. Cut a pea pod shape from the folded paper with a stem. The crease will be the spine of your feather.
Use the scissors to make 'fringe' by cutting thin slits into the rounded edge - not the folded edge.
Be sure not to cut all the way through.
Carefully unfold the feather.
Fold the stem over and glue to make a paper loop at the end of your feather. Pull the embroidery thread through and tie the end to make a loop for hanging.
Embellish with ribbon, beads, or whatever you have around.