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Project

Punched-Paper Ornament

Use loop-shaped craft punches to create handmade photo ornament frames to hang from your tree or give as a gift.

Materials

  • Punch Around the Page loop, double loop corner and edge punches, by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Crafts
  • Card stock
  • Ruler
  • Double-sided tape
  • Circle cutter
  • Craft knife
  • Photo
  • Baker's twine

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Trim two pieces of card stock to 3 1/4-inches-by-3 1/4-inches. Punch the corners using the loop or double loop corner punch; with the coordinating edge punch, connect the pattern from corner to corner using the guides on the tool's wings. 

  2. Step 2

    Decide if you want your ornament to hang as a diamond or a square and how you want to orient the photo. Create an inside window on one piece of the prepared card stock by using a circle cutter for a circle shape or a ruler and craft knife for a square. Leave at least 3/16 inch in from the punched edge.

  3. Step 3

    Use a bone folder to score the inside edge of the border trim all the way around and then fold inward. Center a photo in the window and tape or lightly glue to the back of the frame. Adhere the second piece of prepared card stock to the back of the frame with glue or double-sided tape. Make sure to carefully align them so that the punched edges flare away from each other.

  4. Step 4

    Thread baker's twine through the top center loop and knot off ends at desired hanging length.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, December 2009

Reviews (4)

  • DebbieDurham 30 Dec, 2009

    These would make great gift tags, all year - not just at Christmas!

  • majeral78666 22 Dec, 2009

    Love it, I have the loop around the page single. Has anyone seen or know how to use the cornnor punch to make a circle of loops? PLEASE E-MAIL ME VIEBSCRAPN@YAHOO.COM

  • Bubu57 22 Dec, 2009

    This is a great idea for my granddaughter to make her own cards for her cousins with a picture of her and her doc (Curtis) Thank you Martha

  • emptynester 22 Dec, 2009

    What a great idea. We have several small children that can't read yet. They can look for their present under tree because they can look for their picture name tag. I love this. Thank you Martha for the inspiration.