The Anchor Center obviously needed some anchor ornaments for their new Christmas tree, so my mom and I started brainstorming DIY options, but since we were on a very short timeline, it had to be super quick and easy!
The foam sheets are thin enough to be easily punched – and best of all, very little if any glitter comes of when you cut and punch the sheets. I love the look of glitter, but it sure can be sure a pain to work with – so to get the look without the mess is a huge bonus in my book!
The punch cut through the foam with nice, smooth edges. It takes a decent amount of pressure to press down on the punch, but my boys loved helping by pressing down on top of my hand. Despite being quite thin, the foam backing provides just enough stability for the anchors to hold their shape perfectly.
I was able to punch an entire sheet of anchors in just a couple of minutes. The shape of the anchor lends itself perfectly to becoming an ornament because of the whole at the top, but you could easily use a regular hole punch to add a hole to the top of any other shape.
Once all of the anchors were cut out, I grabbed some left over gold thread and cut six inch lengths that I tied onto the ornaments to make the ready to hang on the tree.