This article will offer several wizardsclasses on the creation of Christmas trees in Kansas technique. The history of this art of silk origami began more than 400 years ago. It was during this period of time that Japanese beauties changed the style of hairstyles. The smooth smooth hair was replaced by tall and intricately laid strands. To keep all this beauty used, various combs, pins and sticks made of wood, tortoise shell or ivory, gold and silver. Since the traditional dress of Japanese women was very closed and did not allow to wear bracelets or necklaces, the main element of decor and decoration are hair clips. Masters begin to fold out of small pieces of silk of amazing beauty and grace flowers, they turn ordinary combs and hairpins into a work of art. It is silk ribbons, thanks to the richness of colors and shades allow you to create masterpieces. Jewelery for hair made of silk flowers also played an important social role. They were a reflection of the position of women in society. Looking at her hair clips, it was easy to determine whether she was married or free, how many children she had, even her age. Beautiful hairpins (kanzashs) with flowers showed a refined taste and financial position of their owner. Often, such hairpins could exceed the cost of even silk and embroidered with precious kimono threads. Such an amazing, beautiful and gentle art is still used. Of course, Kanzas no longer have such significance as before. Now it's just a beautiful hair ornament. At the same time, the imagination and creative potential of needlewomen found application to small petals in various directions, for example, in the Kansas technique it is possible to make a New Year tree. Decorate it with beads, rhinestones and bows. Such a beauty will be a wonderful decoration of the interior or a wonderful gift. The tradition to decorate the Christmas tree came to us from the pre-Christian era. In ancient times, evergreen trees were considered especially beloved by the gods. People, trying to gain prosperity and luck, gave spirits and gods offerings on the days of the winter solstice (the period from December 25 to January 8). The most beautiful and fluffy Christmas tree were hung garlands of vegetables, fruits and ears. In this way, people asked the harvest spirits for the coming year. Now the celebration of the New Year is simply a merry and tumultuous time, and the beautiful Christmas tree occupies an important place in it, along with gifts, dresses, decorating the house and refreshments. A belle of belts in Kansas technique will definitely become an ornament of your house, but how to make it, we will tell you in detail. Christmas tree of satin ribbon in Kansas technique from sharp petals It will take:
- Satin ribbon width 5 cm and length 15 m, the color of green needles;
- Cardboard green;
- The paint is green (if you do not have a green cardboard on hand, but just plain white paper);
- Candle or lighter;
- Sharp scissors;
- Adhesive gun or glue moment crystal;
- Elements for decoration (beads, rhinestones, etc.).
From the cardboard you need to twist and glue the cone. If necessary, paint in green. Now you need to take a piece of satin ribbon along the length of the base of the cone and paste it, as in the photo. One edge of the tape must pass along the inside of the cone. For the time being, we lay aside our stock of the stem of the Christmas tree and start creating needles. In order to be convenient to glue to our basis of the petals, you can draw lines (rows) on the cone. Fold the future branches with sharp petals. We need from 250 to 320 pieces, depending on the size of the cone. Of course, the number is approximate. You can make a herringbone and a larger and smaller size, respectively, and the number of petals will change. In order to make a sharp petal, we need a square of satin ribbon. We cut the workpieces and start to fold the lobe. For more accurate work, the edge of the squares is better to melt over the fire. This will not allow them to raspushitsya. Take the square and fold it diagonally with the shining side outwards. The folding line is on top. It turns out a triangle with a base at the top and top at the bottom. Now add the right and left corners. It remains only to melt the candle and lighter over the candle and the lobe is ready. When all the blanks are made, take our cone andWe begin to glue the very first row of petals along the bottom edge of the cone where the tape is pasted. Glue we apply on the melted edge a petal (see a photo). The second and all subsequent tiers must be staggered in the order of the previous row. To form the crown, you need to glue together 4 petals. When the glue dries, you can proceeddecorating the Christmas tree. Glue bright red and transparent rainbow beads on the point of the petals. You can arrange them diagonally or in artistic disorder. In any case, the Christmas tree will be festive and elegant. If there were no beads at hand, you can use ribbons. Tie beautiful bows and paste on the petals. The taco can also be changed, for example, to make a bright ball. To make the bows turned out beautiful, neat and the same there is a little trick - they tie it on the fork. It will take:
- Thin ribbon;
- Fork (usual, from a kitchen locker with 4 teeth);
- A lighter or a candle.
We unfold the plug with its convex face towards us. Take the tape with the front side and put it from the top so that the short edge looks into the lower right corner. In the photo it is designated as the end of A. The second end (B) bends the fork from the concave side to the wrong side. We wrap it in the face to the right to the left. The ribbon passes over the end A. Now you need to pass the end B between the middle teeth of the fork and then pass into the loop that forms the end A from the front and the end B from the back. Do not tighten yet. Now we need the end of B to pass the bottom-up into the loop, which was formed at the very first turn of the end B on the front side. Now it is necessary to tighten tightly, and the bow is ready. It remains to cut off the excess ends of the ribbon, to melt the tails of the bow, so that they do not become shabby, and can be glued to the Christmas tree. New Year trees in Kanzash technique from round petals To create such a Christmas tree you will need the same materials and tools, as for the first Christmas tree. Materials:
- Cardboard for the base;
- Satin ribbon is green;
- Golden ribbon for decoration;
- Beads for decoration;
- Candle or lighter;
The difference with the previous product is howpieces of satin ribbons are made. If we used sharp petals in the first tree, then one of the variants of the circular petal will be applied in this one. Take the square of the satin ribbon and fold it diagonally with the shining side outwards. The folding line is located at the top. Now take the right and left corners and bend them to the bottom corner. It is possible for reliability to put a drop of glue on this corner or to melt it over fire, so that all the corners held together. We have a figure that looks like a diamond. Take the right and left corners of this diamond and bend it back. If you look at the profile, you get a figure that looks like a rectangular triangle. Now take the scissors and cut off this very right angle. We fill the edge of the workpiece over the fire and get a round petal. Now we fold the piece of cardboard with a cone,glue it together and wait until it dries. Similarly, we glue the length of the tape along the base of the cone. The next step is to attach the petals. Alternate round and sharp petals, as in the photo. Or come up with your own system and options. After the glue dries, decorate the Christmas tree with beads and bows. On the top of the head, you can also make a bow. For the Christmas tree you can make a foot-stand. For this purpose, any plastic bottle or even a glass is suitable. They are enough to cut off to the desired height and decorate. Can be pasted with a cloth, colored paper or ribbons, wrapped in laces, twine or sisal. Another important aspect in creating such handicrafts is the opportunity to work with children. The next variant of folding the petals can be trusted to children. Of course, it is important to ensure that they do not smear all around with glue, and leave the melting of the edges of the petals for themselves. Perhaps not all the "twigs" of the child will be smooth and accurate, but this is not the main thing. It is important that the kid will get a lot of pleasure from creating crafts. In addition, such exercises develop small motor skills in children, which positively affects the right hemisphere of the brain, responsible for speech, imagination, memory and creativity. And also master crafts, children learn perseverance, accuracy and ability to concentrate. And of course the Christmas tree, created by children's hands, will be an excellent gift for grandparents or godparents. In order to make such a Christmas tree with the kids all the same materials and tools are needed:
- Cardboard for the cone base;
- Green ribbon for twigs;
- Candle or lighter;
- Elements of decor (beads, bows). For the top of the Christmas tree, you can also use hugs for jewelry and small Christmas toys.
We begin to fold the ribbons, both for roundpetals. First, diagonally in half, and then the right and left corners down. On this lower corner, you can apply glue, so that all layers of the workpiece are fastened together. All of these manipulations your child can do on his own. Help will only be needed when the edges are melted. And then on the already familiar technology - onthe base of the cone is a piece of tape and staggered in a checkerboard pattern. The herringbone does not need to be green. If you want to use it as an element of the decor of the room, nothing prevents it from making it blue, red, white or gold. If you created a herringbone with a stand, such a product can be decorated with cotton, to simulate snow. From tiny pieces of foil to make gifts and you will have a whole New Year's composition in miniature. Beautiful canvas trees can be made not only from tapes. Any fabric that can be cut into squares and folded with petals is suitable. Christmas tree of felt in Kansas technique Such a soft Christmas tree can be used as a Christmas tree toy or a piece of garland. It will take:
- Felt. For the cone-base, it is better to take a thicker one, for the petals the thinnest (it is better to give preference to acrylic or viscose felt);
- Threads and needles. For sewing, "jeans" threads and needles with a narrow eye are well suited.
From thick felt we fold and stitch the cone. From thin felt we turn off the sharp petals, as shown in the first master class. When you make 3 to 4 petals, measure how many blanks are produced in one tier and how many tiers will be needed to cover the entire cone. Now, when you have a number of petals of each tier string from out to the string, like beads, and close in a circle on the cone. We sew this tier and take the next one. Again, thread the petals on the thread and sew it to the cone. Do not forget that the petals in each subsequent tier should go in checkerboard pattern relative to the previous one. At the end you can decorate to your liking. Advice! If you want every New Year to decorate a Christmas tree in Kansas technique in a new way, instead of gluing decor in the form of beads, bows and sequins, use pins. They are also called jewelry pins. They are pins with different heads. There are in the form of loops, beads and hats, as in carnations. On them, you can string beads and beads and stitch directly into the petals. You can even make compositions. To do this, you will need tools for working with wire: round nose pliers and wire cutters. At the pin string a bead or bow. We measure another 0.7 - 10 mm of pin, and the rest is cut off. The end is wrapped in a loop and we have a full-length Christmas tree toy in miniature. Such decorations will be removable, they can be fastened with the help of the same pins, hooking the loop.