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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Crafts Final Chapter: Make Cards into Ornaments

You know how you get so many adorable cards for Christmas and then you have to throw them out? Don't do it... Make a Christmas ornament instead! It's EASY and you can use the ornament as a gift for next year.
(I had to save this craft till after Christmas because it was a giftie for my mom and I didn't want to ruin the surprise!)

This is what you need:
hole punch
glue stick

~Cut the picture and the cardstock into ovals (cardstock a bit bigger) and glue them together.
~Cut two circles out of the Christmas card (I used a can of peaches as a guide), and glue them together
~Add metal embellishments (hot glue gun)
~Punch holes to lace the ribbon through for the Christmas tree hanger and to connect the oval and circle together.
~Tie a loop of ribbon on the top to hang on the tree and a loop between the circle and oval to connect.
~DONE... you can do about a bazillion different things with this... so have fun.
You can also use the cards as gift tags on your gifties.
Here are two of the ones my mom did this year. My favorite is the vintage card below.
Christmas Craft Gone Wrong...So do you remember my grandiose plans to keep my pumpkins all the way to Christmas? If you don't, go here.
Well, I did attempt it.
I thought this was going to be the funnest craft for Eli and I to do together. I mean, we had paint (lots), pumpkins and room to get messy! I was sick with Kleenex up my nose and Eli was sick and cranky and could care less about paint or pumpkins.
Then I thought, this will be great for Cora and I to do together. She didn't like it either... but I did get the awesome picture below. So the pumpkins and paint were on the table for about a week before I tossed them... I do still have two of my comic pumpkins... I mean New Years pumpkins!
Needless to say this craft never made the cut!!!

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