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Paper Ornaments

Use scraps of paper to make beautiful ornaments for the tree. You could also create a special tree for Valentines Day.

Supplies

Scrapbooking paper with Christmas designs

Glue

Scissors

Stapler

Ornament Hanger

Instructions

Cut four strips of paper to 12" by 1 1/2", and four strips of paper 8" by 1 1/2". I think this looks best when you use four different papers so that you end up with different patterns on each surface of the heart.

Glue two 12" strips back to back, the other two 12" strips back to back and then both sets of 8" strips back to back so that you're left with four double sided strips with different patterns on both sides.

Line up all four strips to be even on one side. You have to arrange them so that when you bend them over in the next step, the patterns will all be in the right place. Put the 12" strips right sides together (and by right sides I mean the side you want facing outside of the heart), then put one 8" strip on each side with the right side of the 8" strip facing the wrong side of the 12" strip. This is one of those things that's kind of hard to explain, but ridiculously easy in practice. You'll see what I'm talking about as soon as you have the strips in your hands.

Bend the top end of each strip over to meet the bottom end where you've got everything all lined up together. See? There's your heart. If you got any of your strips facing the wrong way, now's your chance to fix them.

Secure the end with a couple staples. I covered the staple with another little paper strip, but you could also use ribbon, or just a pretty staple and leave it exposed.

I used a little glue to stick a hanger between the curves of the heart. This also had the added benefit of making the heart a little more sturdy.

This craft is reprinted courtesy of ReeseDixon.com.

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