Christmas Card Cubes
If you find it difficult to part with your Christmas cards each year, go ahead and keep them. Only this year, rather than storing them on the top shelf of a closet, turn them into Christmas ornaments instead. These pretty Christmas card cubes provide the perfect showcase for those lovely holiday landscapes and tender Nativity scenes.
How to make them:
Step 1 - Using a water bottle cap as a template, trace around 25 images you want to capture from the Christmas cards. Look for interesting colors and shapes…or faces from a nativity scene, carolers, or snowmen. You may need to use 2 – 3 Christmas cards per cube. (Figure 1)
Step 2 - Cut out the images. You should have 25 circles. (Figure 2)
Step 3 - Fold three sides of each circle into the center, forming a triangle.
Step 4 - Glue the sides of five circles together, forming a circle (Figure 3).
Step 5 - Glue five more circles along the bottom edges of the circle you just created, lining up the folded sides, as shown in the photo, right. Each of these five circles will have points sticking upwards (Figure 4).
Step 6 - Keep glueing circles into the open spaces until you have inserted each circle into an open space and created the cube (Figure 5).
Step 7 – Choose a spot to insert a small hole, bring a string through the hole, and tie it off.
If you decide to make these, be sure to leave a comment below to share how it went. Even better, send me a photo, and we’ll create a gallery!