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Hang delicate paper turtle doves for the holidays

Create these symbols of peace to adorn a wreath, trim the tree or top holiday gifts


Homemade ornaments bring sentiment and tradition to any holiday and make lovely gifts as well. The turtledove represents peace, so hang this ornament anywhere in your home to symbolize peace during the holiday season. As the holidays come and go, the doves will take on a mottled appearance, which will only add to their charm and signify the passing of the years.

Supplies

  • Dove ornament template
  • 1 sheet 81⁄2 by 11-inches (22 by 28 cm) white cover-weight paper
  • Utility knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Pencil
  • 1 sheet 8 1⁄2 by 11 inches (22-by-28-cm) coverweight paper in desired color or pattern (optional)
  • Glue stick
  • Japanese hole punch or needle
  • Thin ribbon or ornament-hanging wire
  • Scissors


Prep the dove ornament templates.
Click to download the dove ornament template in the supplies list above and print onto white cover-weight paper.

Using a utility knife, carefully cut out the pieces on a cutting mat (see below).

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If you choose to use a color for your doves, these will be your template.

Using a pencil and utility knife, trace and cut out the shapes on colored paper if you choose not to keep the doves white.
 

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