Every year after Christmas I feel guilty about throwing away all those beautiful Christmas cards. Here is a craft that will help relieve some of that guilt. You can make beautiful Christmas tree ornaments with a few items, a little know-how, and your old Christmas cards.Materials:
- old Christmas cards
- large hole punch (mine is 2 inches; the larger the punch, the larger the ornament)
- ruler or straight-edge
- craft glue or hot glue gun
- string, wire, yarn, or some other means to hang the ornament
Now you have to make an equilateral triangle on the back of one of the circles. If you are a geometry whiz, you may know exactly how to do this. I found that folding the circle to make an even triangle was what worked for me. This is the hardest part, I promise! Now cut off the three sides of the circle, and you have your pattern.
You are now ready for assembly. The top and bottom of the ornament are each formed by gluing 5 triangles together. They should form a kind of dome shape. The middle of the ornament is made by gluing 10 triangles together to form a straight band. To do this you will have to arrange them point up, point down, point up, etc.
If you start now, you can have all your teacher gifts, neighbor gifts, etc. done before next Christmas season rolls around.