Stretching my crafting wings and using my lovely set of Fiskars tools to make a Pi day pie chart + digits of Pi doily mobile for Nandini's birthday on Wednesday. I have always been quite the nerd and was pretty excited about having a Pi day baby. Plus, I just love pie.
paper trimmer. Then punched them with my apron lace punch. Make a whole bunch. I went with a pink theme, any color scheme would work.
I used my paper trimmer as a paper scorer as well. Just slide the paper through at regular intervals and use a unleaded mechanical pencil to make the grooves instead of the blade. I did 1/2 inch folds, which makes a nice thick pie piece. You will need a little over 24 inches total length on the strips. Glue the ends together of different papers to get the pie chart look.
Join the strips into a ring (think large coffee cup insulator). Set up a large glue dot (I used a 2 inch gluber) on a doily for my adhesive. Pop the inside edges together and it will become a circle. If you have a lot of trouble the strips may not be long enough. I had to reinforce it pretty generously with small glue dots along the edges too once the pie chart was in place.
Happy Pi Day!
For 1/2 inch folds you need a paper strip that is 3 inches by 24 inches.
For 1/4 inch folds you need a paper strip that is 3 inches by 12 inches.
If you want something for a scrapbook album I recomment 1/4 inch because 1/2 inch is just too thick.
You can use liquid adhesive too just use a book to hold everything in place while the glue dries.
This is a fun project if you are a thicker addict like me and want to find a use for all those leftover numbers.
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