Of these, you can make wonderful Christmas toys. The most patient can make a lot of small berlingots, thread them on a string – get beads for the tree.
And still, you can put coffee beans or aromatic herbs inside. Only pre-make holes in the carton, so that the smell penetrates.
We will need – Pretty hard cardboard. I made the first curve from a postcard. It was thin and deformed during the winding.
– Multicolored threads (mulina, iris, lurex, etc.) or thin ribbons.
– Pencil, ruler, triangle, scissors, office knife, glue, double-sided scotch tape.
Draw a rectangle on the cardboard in a 1: 3 ratio. The angles should be perfectly even. Who does not have a triangle, you can draw a detail on a piece of paper in a box, and then paste it on a cardboard.
Draw a rectangle as shown. Cut it out.
Gently under the ruler on the drawn lines to conduct a blunt end of the blade of the scissors. And bend the part along these lines.
Glue the shape with a double-sided adhesive tape. The resulting “stickiness” will fix our winding well. On the remaining dry edges, you also need to glue the double-sided adhesive tape. Inside, you can put a paper clip, groats or coins, then the berlingot will be fun to ring or rustle.
Choose one, two or three colored strings or ribbon. It should be taken into account that the more threads, the more difficult it is to lay them correctly. They twist and strive to take someone else’s place.
Fasten the ends of the threads with double-sided tape or glue.
We make the winding according to the scheme shown in the figure. Threads should lie parallel to each other and very close to the previous row. They should not cross, intersect and change places. It is important that the threads are well stretched.
Making the winding for the first time, I thought that only half of the berlingot would be closed by threads. But it turned out that it was completely closed. So, nothing needs to be done – after the action number 7 go to number 1. Try to lay the first strands as close as possible to the edge. When you finish the winding, fix the threads on the corners with glue.
Berlinergotki can be of different sizes. The main thing is to keep the proportions.
The winding from the ribbons is made much faster, they are wider and better lie. With threads, you have to poke around longer.
Gerling can be decorated with beads, rhinestones, flowers, pendants, etc. By the way, this way you can cover not the ideal corners.
If we need a Christmas tree toy, we sew a beautiful ribbon or cord to one of the corners.