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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


Make the dove ornaments
Apply glue to the edge of the wings and apply to the matching bird bodies.

Create a crease near the edge to make a 3-D fold. The wing should stick out. You can have fun here and play with different wing directions (see below). Repeat for the second bird.

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Finalize the birds
Using a Japanese hole punch, make a hole for the eye of each dove. Also make a small hole toward the center top of the body and thread a thin ribbon through the hole. A fun variation is to make a small envelope and glue it to one of the bird’s beaks (refer to template); (see diagram below).

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Finishing touches
Hang the doves on a garland, tree, or wreath (see below).

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Additional ideas
  • Use these as gift tags.
  • Create an ornament garland.
  • Create a paper wreath with these ornaments, and have each family member sign one. Put the holiday year in the center.

paper-craft-book.jpgExcerpted from Paper + Craft by Minhee and Truman Cho of Paper + Cup with Randi Brookman Harris Copyright © 2010. Excerpted by permission of Chronicle Books. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.


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