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.
Before you clear out all your Christmas decorations, here is a sweet craft for next year’s tree.
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.
You need 6 same-sized circles. If the back of the card isn’t colored, use colored card stock that matches.
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.
Fold the circles in half, being sure to center the crease on the image.
Glue the sides together, leaving the last two sides free, as an opening for the string.
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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