Making a Christmas Tree with Ornaments Card

Christmas Ornament Card - card with greeting written on the front
This pretty Christmas card is made from a folded piece of green paper. Punch small holes all over the card to create ornaments, which are then backed with colored bits of magazine pages. The kids will love helping to glue the paper on to finish the ornaments. Write a message on the front and you are done.

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Christmas Ornament Card - card with greeting written on the frontNeed a cute last minute card? You can prep this card and have your kid/toddler help glue. It is great to give to friends, grandparents, etc.

Total Time: 20-30 minutes


  • green construction paper
  • pen/Sharpie
  • magazine
  • glue stick
  • hole puncher
  • scissors
Christmas Ornament Card - supplies


  1. Fold paper, freehand and cut a Christmas tree out.
  2. Christmas Ornament Card - fold paper in half
    Christmas Ornament Card - cut out a tree shape
    Christmas Ornament Card - paper tree

  3. Fold Christmas tree back and punch holes all over the tree. This will resemble the "ornaments".
  4. Christmas Ornament Card - refold the tree and punch holes all over
    Christmas Ornament Card - holes being punched
    Christmas Ornament Card - two trees covered in holes
  5. Browse through any magazine or scraps of colored paper and cut into small pieces.
  6. Christmas Ornament Card - cut magazine pages or scrap paper into small pieces
    Christmas Ornament Card - piles of different colored papers
  7. Using a glue stick - you and your toddler can glue on the pieces of colored paper onto one side of the tree. Repeat until all of the holes on the tree are covered.
  8. Christmas Ornament Card - glue paper bits to back of the tree
    Christmas Ornament Card - view of the tree with one hole backed
    Christmas Ornament Card - continue until all of the holes are covered

  9. Then when completely finished (flip tree over) and you'll have a decorated tree! The colored circles will resemble ornaments! You can continue decorating the tree if you'd like or leave it like this!
  10. Christmas Ornament Card - tree with colored ornaments
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