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Punched-Paper Ornament

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

Punched-Paper Ornament

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, December 2009

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

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