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Creative Christmas Wreaths

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Make Ornament-Shape Gift-Card Holders for Christmas

These cute paper Christmas ornaments feature pockets to hold gift-cards or money.

What You Need:

  • Tracing paper
  • Pencil; scissors
  • Assorted coordinating decorative papers
  • Glue stick
  • Thick crafts glue
  • Small pieces of ribbon, rickrack, and other trims
  • Fine metallic cording
  • Sewing machine; sewing thread

Download paper pocket ornament pattern

Download paper pocket ornament pattern

How to Make It:

  1. Trace desired patterns from the downloadable pdf. Cut ornament back pattern and ornament front (pocket) pattern from desired decorative papers. Cut ornament top from gold metallic paper.
  2. Using glue stick for paper and stronger crafts glue for trims, embellish ornament back and pocket. Cut a 7-inch piece of cording, fold in half, and place at the top of ornament, gluing in place with a dot of crafts glue. Place gold ornament top over cording and glue in place.
  3. After trims dry, place pocket piece on top of ornament back and machine-stitch around outside and lower edges using sewing thread.
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