This DIY Christmas ornament craft is super quick and easy to make! And it’s super cute, too! It’s a great activity to add to your Christmas party or anytime leading up to Christmas. It’s also a great gift for students to give to parents! Super bonus…it’ a great way to repurpose those old cards that you don’t plan to save!
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- Old Cards
- Brads (regular or decorative)This set has 200 glitter brads in lots of fun Christmas colors!
- String or Thin Ribbon
- Paper Cutter
- Hole Puncher (small diameter kind)
Grab the supplies for this craft.
Use a paper cutter to cut the cards in equal size strips. Shorter strips will make smaller ornaments, and longer strips will make larger ornaments. There’s no one right size…It’s totally up to you!
Line up your strips, and use the hole puncher to punch a hole through both ends of the strips. Be sure to use a hole puncher with a small diameter, not the standard size. You can find these at all craft stores. The number of strips that you can punch at once will depend on the strength of your hole puncher.
Line up all of the strips, and put a brad through the holes at each end. I like to use decorative brads, but you can use regular brads if you don’t have any of the fancy brads.
Gently spread out the strips until they form the shape of the ornament.
Choose which brad will be for the top of the ornament. To attach the string, slide it under the brad.
Then wrap each end of the string around the underside of the brad 2 or 3 times, depending on the thickness of your string. You might need to adjust the strips after putting the string or ribbon on. Tie a knot in the top of the string or ribbon, and you’re done!
Add it to your Christmas tree for a cute, unique decoration 🙂