What You Need:
Paper-I used plain 8 1/2 x 11 white computer paper. To make your decorations fancier use coloured papers, origami paper, or double sided scrap booking paper
Something to create your design-I used markers, but you could use just about anything such as oil pastels, acrylic paint, glitter, stamps, etc.
Start by creating a pattern on one side of your paper. Once you've created the first pattern, flip your paper over and create a different pattern using different colours. You want the two sides to have a strong contrast so use two very different colours. In both examples the patterns are simple.
For the first example, on the one side I created a snowflake pattern (no surprise) and a candy cane stripe on the other.
The second example uses red presents and green trees-perfect complimentary colours for Christmas-to create a strong contrast.
Fold your piece of paper diagonally, bringing the lower right corner up to the top edge.
Cut off the excess part of the paper-BUT DON'T THROW IT OUT!
You should now have two pieces of paper-1 square and 1 small strip.
Fold the square piece in half diagonally, and then in half again to create a small triangle
Starting at the bottom make 4 diagonal cuts that are fairly evenly spaced but STOP before reaching the other edge
Carefully unfold your paper. It should look like the one above.
Take your glue stick and glue together the points of the two innermost cuts, overlapping one on top of the other.
Flip over the paper and glue the points of the next two cuts, again overlapping one on top of the other.
Repeat the gluing process, flipping the paper over each time.
Take the leftover strip of paper and create an even amount of circles about 6-10. To create my circles I used the cap of the glue stick. Make sure that each circle contains part of the pattern. If you don't want to see pencil marks on the finished decoration, trace half the circles on one side of the paper and half on the other. Cut out each circle.
To finish, hole punch the top of the decoration and thread a string through. Glue two circles together (with the pencil marked sides facing in) while sandwiching the string between them.
The finished decorations!