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Punched-Paper Ornaments

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

Source: Martha Stewart


  • Craft punch (Pictured: Martha Stewart Crafts Punch Around the Page Punch Set, Swirling Lace​, $24.99,

  • Card stock

  • Ruler

  • Double-sided tape

  • Circle cutter (Pictured: Martha Stewart Crafts Large Circle Cutter, $24.99,

  • Craft knife (Pictured: Martha Stewart Crafts Craft Knife, $8,

  • Photo

  • Baker's twine


  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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