Tree Or­na­ments

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Make last­ing mem­o­ries of friends and fam­ily by turn­ing their cards into a cre­ative tree or­na­ment. Us­ing a 2½-in. cir­cu­lar craft punch, cut 20 cir­cles from hol­i­day cards. Draw a tri­an­gle tem­plate on card stock

that fits within each cir­cle. Trace the tri­an­gle on the back of each cir­cle and fold each side out­ward along the tri­an­gle line. Line up five folded cir­cles with tri­an­gle shapes fac­ing the same di­rec­tion and glue the bent sides to­gether in a row with a craft glue stick. Re­peat with an­other five cir­cles. This cre­ates the top and bot­tom of the ball. To cre­ate the mid­dle, line up re­main­ing 10 cir­cles and al­ter­nate the tri­an­gle di­rec­tion—one point up, one point down, etc. Glue to­gether. Cut a 24-in. piece of dec­o­ra­tive twine.

Fold twine in half and string a dec­o­ra­tive bead on it. Wrap the top, mid­dle and bot­tom part of the ball around twine and glue each closed, leav­ing a length of twine hang­ing from the bot­tom of the ball. Glue each row to­gether to se­cure the ball. Tie a knot in the bot­tom of the twine.

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