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Easy Christmas Tree Ornaments

Traditional God's Eye

I learned to make a God's Eye at girl's camp as a child. Done in Christmas Red & Green they are perfect for Christmas Ornaments. I've made them in different sizes using twigs for the sticks. I originally learned to make them with skewers, which work well, but I prefer the more organic solution using twigs for the frame.

Christmas God's Eye

Supplies:

Twigs
in a variety of sizes
 
Christmas Red Yarn
 
Christmas Green Yarn
 
White Yarn

I have added white yarn to the list because if ever I do these again, I would mix in white yarn as well to give the same colour mix as candy canes.

Cross the centre twigs

Most God's Eyes are quite large compared to these ones. I've kept them small to fit on my Christmas tree. The length of the twigs vary to suite the size of the God's Eye.

The longest twig I used was 6 1/2" for the centre of the double ones. The cross pieces vary between 2 1/2" and 4" depending on the size intended.

Fold the Paper in Half 4 Times

Cross the twigs to start the God's Eye. Wrap a couple of turns one way.

Then a couple of turns the other way.

Build up the coloured areas wrapping the yarn around each twig in turn.

Gold Tissue Paper Snowflake

Change colours to create different patterns with the yarn, changing the width of each stripe by changing the number of times the yarn goes around the cross.

 

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