Green Holiday Craft

paper globe garland green craft

There are a bazillion fun holiday crafts out there online!  Have you seen them all?  I’ve been collecting a bunch of ideas on my Pinterest page.  As I complete them, and a few some I’ve dreamed up on my own, I’ll share them here.

The first one is a great way to use re-purpose last year’s holiday cards.  It’s good for the environment, and pretty kid friendly!

paper globe garland with xmas cards tutorial

Gather up your cards.

paper globe garland tutorial

Punch circles out of them.  I used Martha Stewart’s 1 inch scallop punch.

paper globe garland tutorial

Next, fold them all in half, with right sides facing.  A bone folder helps here to flatten the fold, but is not necessary; you could also use the end of a spoon, or just not bother with that part.  If your arthritis is hurting (!) then hope that your friends sent cheap cards printed on thin paper.  But I suppose if you have little children in the house, you don’t have arthritis yet, do you?  The Universe is kind, just one pain at a time;)

paper globe garland tutorial

Next, glue the backs of the circles together.  As you can see, I used YES!  paste.  For kids, or those like myself that can’t stand to get their fingers dirty, a glue stick would be wonderful.  Yeah, that’s right!  I’m an artist that doesn’t like dirty hands.  We’ve discussed this before; that’s why I like to crochet;)

paper globe garland tutorial

I decided five was a good number of circles to glue together, but you could use six or seven or what ever you want really.  Now let these dry awhile.

paper globe garland tutorial

Next use a large needle and thread the globes onto string; I used crochet thread.  The glue gets a little tough in the middle.  I actually ended up bending this needle, so then I went and got a huge honking needle and it didn’t bend.  It helps to tie a knot in the thread after each globe.  Space them as you desire.

paper globe garland green craft

And ta-da!!  Now go hang them up someplace pretty.

And have a super lovely weekend!

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11 Replies to “Green Holiday Craft”

  1. This is great, I remember my grandmother had some like this that she made from foil. the circles were layered and then she would sew down the middle to hold them together. Layers were then fanned out and hung from a ribbon or yarn.

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