|Yuxian Papercut with Double Happiness Character|
Photo Credit: Jenny Kellerhals
|Created by Jing Jing Jiang|
Decorating our Windows with Papercuts
We spent a couple of hours having fun with papercuts to add more red to our dining room for Lunar New Year. Attached to our patio door window panes, the papercuts were made with red tissue paper - the photo does not do them justice :) We used red tissue paper because it was readily available, though being so delicate meant dealing with a few tears when pasting them. Red copy paper or origami paper can also be used.
|Even Hubby joined in !|
|Elle, born in the Year of the Horse, cut this horse (template from Craftiments) and drew the character for horse to put up in her room.|
|I had fun making the above butterfly using the video tutorial found here.|
Spring & Double Happiness Papercut Templates
Our paper is 6"x6". Fold in half once, red side in (that way any pencil markings left won't be seen), then in half a second time.
Take the cut out of the template, keeping the sides of the template along both folded edges of your paper. Trace around the template (paperclips can help keep the template in place). Cut along the black lines. Unfold, and voila! Much happiness to you!
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