Every year about this time I look at the Christmas cards we’ve received and I think there must be something useful to do with all the lovely images.
At some point while perusing Pinterest over the past few months, I pinned this idea from another blog. So ingenious!
I told myself if I could just remember to do this after Christmas, I could preserve some of those lovely images and colors from our Christmas cards for a little while – maybe even a long while.
So, while awaiting the New Year, I gathered all my cards and sorted through them.
I created my own template. It’s not a house shape like hers but I might try that next. I still have lots of cards to play with.
I traced and cut the first of twelve.
When I had all twelve cut out,
I scored them right down the middle and folded them.
Then I matched and glued them together. (Well, perhaps I took a short cut from the instructions and used my Xyron machine, but really, that’s neither here nor there is it?)
When I finished, I had this lovely (better than I expected) ornament looking object.
I used two shiny beads and some baker’s twine to finish it off with a hanger.
Finally, I tried it out on my tree and decided that I hadn’t wasted my time after all.
Now as I watch and wait for the ball to drop way up in Times Square so I can say a personal hello to 2013, I might be making a couple more of these – maybe even in another shape.
Happy New Year, everyone!