Festive Paper Crafts

The kids and I spent some time this morning decorating the house for Christmas.  Okay, I’ll admit that I did the decorating and the kids watched.   

The first project was these colorful paper chains to adorn the dining room windows.  These are made from the covers of magazines and catalogs that were bound for the recycle bin.  I chose the brightly colored pages, cut them into strips and linked them into chains.  I love how the colors from the opposite sides of the pages peek out!  And even though you can get a glimpse of what they used to be (see the blue New York Life ad?) the look now is just bright and cheery!  I’m debating adding a few more chains to each window, or maybe some more in the living room, but we’ll have to see what kinds of catalogs come in the mail this week.  If you have to know, it was a Nordstrom catalog that came addressed to the lady who used to live in this house 4 years ago that started it, it had the greatest red cover with hot pink writing on it I just had to find a way to use it.

Second, I made some paper snowflakes to hang in the family room window.  I also made a big mess of little bits of paper all over the floor.  We haven’t had any snow so far this year, so I guess I felt the need to make some on my own. 

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3 Responses to “Festive Paper Crafts”


  1. 1 Krista November 29, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Hello creative lady! Those paper snow flakes are gorgeous!! You’ll have to show me how you do it!

  2. 2 dangitAnge November 30, 2008 at 6:04 am

    Your snowflakes are amazing!! They are gorgeous!

  3. 3 Wendy November 30, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    That looks purty!!! I think I’m going to follow your excellent example 🙂
    Oh, and how did you make your snowflakes so gorgeous-like??? I love them!


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