What You Need:
makes it easy to create images of
- Scanner, computer, and printer, or photocopy machine
- Old Christmas cards or children's drawings
- 8-1/2 x 11-inch sheets of off-white card stock
- Coordinating patterned papers
- 3-inch-wide sheet of 3/16-inch-thick balsa wood
- Crafts knife
- Green acrylic paint
- Drill and 1/8-inch drill bit
- 1/4-inch-wide green ribbon
1. Scan the Christmas cards and drawings. Adjust the size of each image so the longest edge is 3 inches; print the images onto off-white card stock. Or use a photocopy machine to copy the photos onto off-white card stock, reducing the cards and drawings so the longest edge is 3 inches. Cut out images.
2. From patterned paper, cut a matching shape for each image. Do the same from the balsa wood using a crafts knife and straightedge.
3. Paint the edges of the wood green. Let dry. Glue the image to one side of the corresponding wood piece; glue the patterned paper shape to the other side.
4. Drill a hole through the top center of the ornament. For the hanging loop, cut a 14-inch length of ribbon. Insert one end of the ribbon through the hole. Bring the ribbon ends together and knot 1 inch from the ends.