Christmas Card Ornaments

Christmas Card Ornaments

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Before you clear out all your Christmas decorations, here is a sweet craft for next year’s tree.

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You will need: Christmas cards, a few colored cardstock sheets of paper, glue, scissors, a circle to trace or a 2′ hole punch, and string.

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You need 6 same-sized circles.  If the back of the card isn’t colored, use colored card stock that matches.

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Try to use at least three interesting images from the card and accentuate them with three contrasting circles.   For this example, I used the three Wise Men from the front and back of the card, and I used the city in the distance as the mail images.  And I chose solid colors to pair.

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Fold the circles in half, being sure to center the crease on the image.

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Glue the sides together, leaving the last two sides free, as an opening for the string.

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Using string, ribbon, or cord, cut 15 inches, fold it in half, tie a knot leaving a 3-inch loop, and another knot at the bottom of the ornament to leave a tail.

Glue the final tabs together, securing the string in the ornament.  You can also trim the bottom for an interesting shape.

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Presvytera Vassi Haros

Presvytera Vassi Makris Haros is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture & Planning and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. She is the owner, designer and photographer of V’s Cardbox, In Service and Love. a greeting card company featuring cards with an Orthodox voice. She strongly feels that experiencing the Orthodox Faith through the church’s cyclical calendar of feasts and fasts is a gift that is too often overlooked.