Genius idea, worth re-visiting!
If I just had more hours in the day, I would craft and play in the local hobby store all the time! But I don’t, so I have to choose my favorite crafts and incorporate them in my busy life.
One of my favorite holiday crafts is to take the extra photo Christmas cards that I have after mailing the rest, and make DIY Christmas ornaments. It is so precious so see our family’s old Christmas cards hanging on the tree! One day I envision a separate small tree in the house just for these special ornaments.
These are also great as gifts for your friends and families – save their photo Christmas card from the previous year and gift their keepsake ornament the following year.
Holiday Keepsake Ornament Craft Using Re-purposed Holiday Cards
Cut out 2″ circles in the Christmas card, focusing on capturing the best faces, important names or dates and design. I used a circle punch I bought at the local craft store, which makes the perfect circle and saves time cutting.
Using a pre-cut triangle as a guide, fold in three edges of your circles to make a triangle shape in the middle. I used an old cardboard box, and cut a triangle out to use as a guide.
Then apply a small amount of glue (I used my glue gun) along the folded edges of the circles one piece at a time. Keep gluing the circles together until they form into the shape of a ball. Sometimes you may not have enough circles cut out from your old Christmas card, but that’s okay – you can find some cardboard/scrapbook paper and that works to fill in the ornament too.