some dangling fans - medallions - discs - flowers. They needn't just be for Christmas...
take one page of a magazine, preferably with good all over colour both sides [can be different colours on each side]. Cut three stripes vertically - if you make them different widths you get different sizes... Concertina them up - if a bit left over at end trim off. Fold carefully in half and get a good crease. Staple arcos this centre crease. You will need to give a good push with stapler on a solid surface! Fan out each side [one at a time] and stick together. I had some little plastic gems and stuck them into the centre. You could use a disc of coloured paper, or nothing.
Then I sew through them [it it is a hard push through the centre of the central disc]. I use a new thread at the top to hang them up.
a look at both sides
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