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Holiday Balls on a String Card

This whimsical card is a great way to send a holiday note that can also function as a decoration by stringing them up on a mantle or windowsill. Simply write a message on the back of the paper balls and put them in an envelope to send through the mail.


  • 3 to 5 sheets different patterned scrapbook paper (complementary colors)
  • Scissors
  • Aluminum metal sheets, lightweight (available at most craft stores)
  • Thin wire
  • Tape and double-stick tape
  • Thin ribbon
  • White Letter stickers

Step 1: Cut out ornaments in varying shapes and sizes from patterned scrapbook paper. Be sure to make a paper neck on each ornament.

Step 2: Cut out 1-inch squares from metal sheets to make silver ornament tops. Fold over an edge of the squares 1/4-inch to make a finished top edge. Trim the bottom edge with scallop edge scissors (refer to photo). Trim sides if necessary to make the silver ornament top proportionate to the paper ornament. Tape silver tops to necks on paper ornaments.

Step 3: Cut 2-inch lengths of thin wire to make ornament hooks. Loop wire and attach to back of silver ornament tops with tape.

Step 4: Thread ribbon through wire loop on ornaments, one at a time, and tie a knot to secure. Continue threading and knotting ribbon at each loop, spacing ornaments an equal distance apart. Be sure to leave excess ribbon at either end of the ornaments to use for hanging.

Step 5: Add letter stickers on front, as I did with the words "fa, la, la," and write a personal message on the back of some or all ornaments.

Step 6: Gather the ornaments and put them in an envelope to send through the mail.

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