DIY Kanzashi for the New Year 2019
The skill of folding satin shreds into fancy patterns has long grown from a simple craft to real art. Today, decorations made in the kanzashi technique are at the peak of popularity. The New Year is an excellent occasion to please loved ones with original gifts made in this technique. We offer you simple versions of kanzashi crafts for the New 2019 year.
Christmas beauty tree
A miniature tabletop Christmas tree in the shape of a cone, decorated with dozens of needle leaves, will definitely not go unnoticed. There is nothing difficult in making such a craft in the kanzashi technique for the New Year 2019. You just need to purchase all the necessary materials and show diligence and patience.
The basis for its manufacture will be a cardboard cone. It is cut from a triangular blank with a rounded base. To stiffen the structure, the lower part of the cone is supplemented with a base in the shape of a circle.
For the manufacture of kanzashi petals will require:
- green satin ribbon 30 mm wide;
- stationery scissors;
- household candle or lighter;
- beads, glass beads and any other accessories.
First of all, from square blanks, the largest leaves are put together.
To give the desired shape, square billets are folded diagonally, and then again in half, joining opposite corners. Each of the corners is wrapped in the opposite direction. The edges of the ribbons in order to prevent the blooming are burned by the fire of a candle.
By the same principle, preparing leaves a little smaller. Their number depends on the size of the cone.
Having prepared the required number of blanks, proceed to pasting the template. For work use glue gun.
Sheets are glued in rows, starting from the lower tier. Each next row is placed in such a way that it covers the base of the previous one. The top of the tree is decorated with the smallest-sized sheets.
At the final stage, it remains only to supplement the Christmas tree, “dressing” it with beads and a star.
Satin Ribbon Ball
To decorate the main coniferous heroine for the New 2019, you can also make an original kanzashi hack.It will be a motley ball of iridescent satin ribbons, which favorably stands out against the background of glass and plastic toys.
For the manufacture of such a ball will need:
- 2-3 satin ribbon in contrasting shades 25 mm wide;
- fasteners with antennae and eyelet for Christmas decorations;
- ball base;
- stationery scissors;
- thread and needle;
- candle or lighter;
- hot melt glue
Tapes of two shades cut into square blanks. Each blank is folded in the shape of a triangle, pre-singed edges.
A square segment is glued to the base ball in the central part, carefully fixing the corners.
Each triangular blank is folded in half and glued to the central part of the ball, forming a square.
By the same principle, fix the second row. The elements of each subsequent row are fixed in such a way that their upper line partially overlaps the previous row.
The third row is formed from blanks of a contrasting shade. When increasing the width of the base of the lower parts of the blanks are trying to place on the same level.
Before forming the lower final rows, the empty space of the ball is covered with a segment of satin ribbon.On top of the fixed tape glue the remaining rows.
At the final stage, it remains only to decorate the top. The easiest way to do this is to add a “skirt” from the ribbon. To do this, the edge of the tape is collected by threading a thread through a needle, tightening it all the way and connecting the edges.
In the central hole of the "skirt" threaded antennae fasteners.
Snowflakes are constant companions of the winter time, filling the atmosphere with notes of celebration and magic. Handicrafts in the form of snowflakes, made by hand in the kanzashi technique, will certainly become an appropriate gift for your loved ones and decoration by the New Year 2019.
If you wish, such a snowflake can even make an elegant addition to the carnival image, advantageously decorating with a hairpin or bezel.
For the manufacture of crafts will need:
- 2-3 satin ribbons in harmonious shades 50 mm wide;
- 2 felt billets of size 45x45 mm;
- thread with a needle;
- candle or lighter.
The basis for the manufacture of snowflakes will be all the same square billets.
To make one "snow crystal" you will need:
- 6 white elements 50x50 mm;
- 6 purple squares with a side of 40 mm;
- 36 white blanks with dimensions of 25x25 mm;
- 24 purple squares with a side of 25 mm.
All blanks are formed in the form of petals with pointed edges. For this, square blanks are folded in half, forming triangles. The resulting figures again fold in half, combining the corners. Repeat the same procedure again. The bottom of the cut. The result is fixed, singed cut off by the flame of a candle.
Start assembling the central part. To do this, 6 purple petals are collected on the thread and tightened. By the same principle, white petals are collected. Violet petals of medium size complement the composition. After this, the smallest pieces of white are installed. The result is a full flower of 6 two-color petals.
The branches are collected from petals of medium size. The first row is formed from 2 purple petals, the second - from 3 white. The collected branches are attached to the central flower, placing them behind the purple blanks attached in a circle.
To strengthen the central flower, on the back of the snowflake are gluing a round felt.
To make the branches more rigid, take a satin ribbon 10 mm wide and cut into segments equal to the length of the branches. The ends of the segments are melted with flame, giving the corners a pointed shape.The strips are covered with hot melt and the snowflakes are pressed tightly to the back side.
At the final stage it remains only to arrange the center of the snowflake. For this, a flower is formed from the 6 smallest purple blanks, in the center of which a bead is placed.