Every month I challenge myself to make the Mollie Makes magazine cover gift. I’ve subscribed since it first came out and have a drawer full of unopened kits – but no more. I’ve been making more time for crafting and I love to try something new with each of the cover gifts.
Issue 62 of Mollie Makes came with a cool Mollie Makes Paper Gems Kit designed by Minieco. It contained a scary looking wooden template and 10 pretty papers.
Tonight I sat down and attempted to make a paper gem. I read through the instructions and decided to cut out my paper gem using my Swann Morton scalpel around the wooden template (rather than drawing around the template, scoring the lines and then cutting it out).
This worked well, I used a pencil to mark the 6 holes and scored along the lines using the cap of a pen.
Then came the tricky part, folding the paper gem to make mountain and valley folds. I had never heard of these terms before but the pictures in the instructions were really helpful.
I tried using a glue stick to stick each gem together but it wasn’t strong enough so I used glue dots instead.
I made three paper gems. They are pretty, not too time-consuming to make and I enjoyed making something different. I’m not sure if I’m going to use the rest of the papers to make any more as I don’t know what to do with the finished gems. Also, with two young children around I don’t think they will last very long before they get squashed!
Here are some of my previous makes:
Mollie Makes Gold Succulent Kit
Mollie Makes Felt Pine Cone Decorations
Prima Makes Finger Puppets
Mollie Makes Wall Hanging Loom Kit
Mollie Makes crochet charms bracelet
Mollie Makes Sparkly Fruit Brooches
Mollie Makes Easy Sew Banner Kit
Mollie Makes dream catcher kit
Mollie Makes cross stitch jewellery kit
Mollie Makes star hoop stitch kit