How to DIY a Paper Gem Ornament Out of a Greeting Card

by Snapguide Team

This guide is in partnership with Studio Ink.


  • Christmas greeting cards (we used Studio Ink)
  • printable
  • utility knife
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • glue
  • double sided tape
  • string
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Holiday hacks are necessary to keep the season merry and bright! Today, we are showing a holiday decor DIY you can make out of one of the most accessible items ever: greeting cards.

    Step 2

    Gather your supplies. Get the printable here:

    Step 3

    Cut out printable shapes.

    Step 4

    Trace the smaller shapes on the greeting cards six times each.

    Step 5

    Cut out shapes.

    Step 6

    Fold along the dotted lines on the larger printable shape.

    Step 7

    Tape the cut-out card shapes on the larger printable shape. Place one of the shorter triangles behind the dotted triangle with the hole at the top.

    Step 8

    Cut out the circle so that both the printable shape and the triangle have holes.

    Step 9

    String a piece of string through the hole at the top. Tie to make a loop.

    Step 10

    Tape tabs together to form a gem.

    Step 11

    What a gem. ; )

    Step 12

    True fact: One can not have too many ornaments.