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Make these two DIY ornaments to make your tree the envy of all! The first project is a simple tensegrity project. My dad taught me about this as a kid and I was reminded and inspired by Michael at Maker Faire Austin. The second project is a small icosohedron which is a 20 sided geometric shape. I’ve made these before out of paper plates for picnic geometry, but this is a really great way of recycling magazines into ornaments! Also, if you are younger and have adults wandering around your house with nothing to do, get them making ornaments and feeling productive!

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26 thoughts on “Make DIY Ornaments – Weekend Projects Podcast

  1. But they’re too big for the tree I’ve left you! (Which will probably be dead by the time you get back, but I’m hoping it’ll get watered)

  2. I have to totally agree that this is so cool. I’m definitely trying the magazine idea, I can put it next to the paper wallet I made. GREAT JOB!!!

  3. I have to totally agree that this is so cool. I’m definitely trying the magazine idea, I can put it next to the paper wallet I made. GREAT JOB!!!

  4. A great thing to make the Christmas ornaments out of would be Christmas cards. Use a die cutter to cut small circles. That way your Christmas cards get recycled and live on in the holiday! Plus your ornaments are extra Christmas-y!

  5. Great idea. I can’t wait to try the tensgrity one. Another option is to print a bunch of Polyhedron Nets from MathWorld. Color, cut, fold, and tape. They even work on smaller trees.

    For an additional geek-tastic project with Polyhedron Nets check out my Instructable, Young Escher

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