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kousagi
« on: November 08, 2005 08:14:16 PM »

Hi

I wondered if anyone could help me on how to make paper bell decorations.  Huh

The ones that are just two peicecs of cardboard with the paper between and when you open it out it forms a full bell shape.

I've seen the technique used for snowmen and santas  and I don't really care about the shape i just want to know how to do the paper in the middle.

I got a picture off the internet for those who may not have seen them before



Any help appreciated
Thanks Smiley
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supergirle
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2005 08:27:28 PM »

Hmmm thats a hard one I am not sure exactly but I would think you could get honeycomb type crepe paper on the internet somewhere and go from there like gluing eachside to some cadboard then cutting the whole thing in a bellshape but honestly I would think it would be much cheaper to buy these if you are wanting alot of them check a party store even if they are not the right color for you I am sure they can be spraypainted but good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2005 06:25:44 AM »

Try locating the book Creating with tissue paper; design, technique, decoration by Barbara B. Stephan.
Publisher: Crown Publishers
Pub date: [1973]
Pages: 248 p.
ISBN: 0517505797

I've seen it at my library. It has instructions on how to make honeycomb-type decorations. It is actually a really good book for different tissue paper techniques.

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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2005 04:25:11 PM »

As I am an information dweeb, I went and checked out the above-mentioned book.  Here is a quick and dirty answer to your question on how to make honeycomb tissue paper bells:

<<Tutorial for Making Honeycomb Paper Shapes>>

Materials:
Tissue paper
Fast-drying clear cement (preferably from a tube with a small nozzle)

1. Accordian pleat your tissue paper to establish lines for gluing.
2. Each layer of paper will be designated even or odd. Run a line of glue along the valley folds of the even layers and along the mountain folds on the odd. Stack the paper as you glue each layer. You will end up with the glue lines alternating on each layer.
3. Glue cardboard to the front and back of the honeycomb.
4. Cut out your shape (in this case, half a bell).
5. Glue extra tissue paper to the top and bottom of the cardboard to reinforce.
6. Use small hairpins or clips to hold the shape open.

Good Luck!
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kousagi
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2005 05:11:28 PM »

honestly I would think it would be much cheaper to buy these if you are wanting alot of them check a party store even if they are not the right color for you I am sure they can be spraypainted but good luck!

I want to make my own shapes that's why I need to know how to do the insides the shape I want isn't available but thanks Smiley
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kousagi
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2005 05:12:35 PM »

As I am an information dweeb, I went and checked out the above-mentioned book.  Here is a quick and dirty answer to your question on how to make honeycomb tissue paper bells:

Good Luck!


Thanks so much Cheesy

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