Wow! Look at that messy table.
Ava hard at work!
Christmas cards (I did buy a box of assorted cards at Walmart for less than $3)
Tear the card down the fold so the front and back are now seperate.
Use your ruler and going from one corner to the opposite corner, make an x on the back of the front of the card and an x on the back of the back of the card.
(the half that is on the left is the inside of the front of the card. the half on the right is showing the inside of the card, make the x on the back of that half)
Fold the bottom of the card up towards the center of the x and make a crease. Do this to both ends. Open the card flat again and do the sides the same way.
fold ends to center of x . . .
open up and fold sides to center of x . . .
Make a cut on a fold in each corner to make the tabs (follow the pictures, this part is hard to explain).
You want to be able to fold the tabs on each end in to make the box.
fold tabs in to form box . . .Step 6:
There will be a little extra sticking up at the top of each end, fold this over to secure the tabs and tape down.
use a little piece of tape on the inside . . .
There! You have the first part of your box done. Now do the same with the other part of the card to complete the box. Make sure when you are folding the back of the card for the bottom of the box that the "greeting" or signatures are on the outside. That way you will know who sent you the card! Also, Christmas cards usually have a Bible verse written inside so this will also be on the back of the box.
Glue ribbon or bows or embellish as you wish. You will also want to make sure you add something to hang the ornament with.
We will be using these as gift tags!
Now you have a pretty little ornament and a sweet keepsake!