Friday, November 30, 2012

A LITTLE CHRISTMAS GARLAND PROJECT

OK, so how many of you have tons of old Christmas cards stashed in your back closet?

Here's a cute little project that is easy, fun and decorative for the holidays.

I took my old cards and cut them into circles and rectangles using cutters (found at your local craft store) to make these little lovelies.

Here's what you'll need:

-a stack of old Christmas cards
-a craft punch to the shape you like (I use circles and rectangles here)
-a tiny hole punch
-Elmers glue
-glitter (I like the non metallic ones that look like snow) 
-some colorful thick thread, or thin yarn



 Cut your cards to the shape that suits them, then use the small hole punch to add 2 holes at the top to string your thread/yarn through.



Then I take some glue and put it on a plate and run the edges of the cut cards through the glue, just giving it a bit of glue on all edges, and then run that through a plate of glitter and set out to dry. 



Let those dry, then take the thread/yarn and thread it from back to front adding all the cards, alternating from circles to rectangles, until you have the length you want.


You can then move them as you'd like and if you don't want them to move you can knot them in the back and they will stay put.






And there you have it, a sweet little garland that doesn't cost much, but brings back memories of all the cards you've received over the years. 

Enjoy- and happy holidays.


 

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