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Paper Sphere Ornaments

Sphere ornaments fashioned from holiday cards are simple to make and add a decorative touch to any Christmas tree.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, December 2006


  • Holiday cards

  • Scissors

  • Hole punch

  • Paper fasteners

  • Paper fasteners


  1. Cut a card into narrow strips; you'll need about 10- to 12 1/2-inch-wide strips from the narrower part of the card.

  2. Stack strips and punch holes through both ends with a hole punch about 1/4 inch in from each end. Punch a few strips at a time if you have difficulty.


    Insert a paper fastener into each hole. Bend the stack into a C-shape, with the card's design facing out. Wiggle the strips apart so they fan out and form a globe.


  4. To hang, take decorative thread and, starting at the middle of the strand, wind thread around the paper fastener several times and knot the ends.

  5. To store, push strips back into a stack.

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