gift ornaments from all the beautiful Christmas cards you've received.
5 same sized squares out of your Christmas cards. (The larger the
square, the easier to handle. The largest I have made is 4
3/4" by 4 3/4".) Fold square #1 lengthwise once and unfold, then widthwise
once and unfold, the creases should be so that you only see the
outside/colored part of the card. You will have created 4 creased
squares. Then, flip the card over and make diagonal folds, fold
corner to corner and unfold, then opposite corner to corner and
unfold. The diagonal creases should be the inside/written part of the
card. You will have created 8 creased right triangles. Then push the
outside/colored part together. If you are looking down on it with
it in your hands, it should look like an X or a lower case t. The
"outside" (not glued to any other squares, showing once
all glued together) of the folded square should be 4 creased
edges with a point, this point should be the center of the square
if it were to be unfolded. The "inside"
(attached to 2 other squares, doesn't show once all glued together) of
the folded square should be 4 outside edges of the square and the
point: the four corners of the square, if it were to be unfolded. Repeat
this for the remaining 4 card squares. You can then hot glue the
squares to each other. Each square should be glued to 2 other squares.
Glue the edges of the square that are not creases (the outside edges) to
another square, 2 edges per attached square. Hot glue a small button
to the center of both sides of the star. Punch a hole in one of the star points and string
some ribbon or beaded string through the hole to hang your ornament.
2004 Amy Thompson
your friends about this craft idea. Invite them to visit
to the crafts page.