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!
Gather up your cards.
Punch circles out of them. I used Martha Stewart’s 1 inch scallop punch.
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;)
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;)
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.
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.
And ta-da!! Now go hang them up someplace pretty.
And have a super lovely weekend!
*** This tutorial is featured on AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com