Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pretty Paper Goods

This weekend we will be embarking on the adventure of picking out a real Christmas tree. 
For the first time ever. 
I may very well regret this decision, but I am willing to give it a try.
I don't know why, but a real tree puts me in the mood to make something. 
I'm feeling rustic and a bit vintagey. (Is that a word?) 
But I also don't want to spend a lot because I might feel something else next year. 
Or even next month.

Remember paper chains? 
I used an old book and cut the pages into strips. I used a glue stick to make the chain links.

I didn't really think the book mattered until my 4 year old asked me what the pages said.
The book is "I Kissed Dating Goodbye."  
It was my husbands from long ago. 
It doesn't really apply anymore (I don't think it ever really did),
so I thought it was perfect for this project. 
That is until my 4 year old asked me to read him the words. EEEK!
Let's just say I made something up.
Anyways I love the black and creamy colored paper. I can't wait to get them up on the tree

I thought some twine garland would be fun too.
I bought some Christmas die cut cards off the dollar aisle at Michael's.
I cut them in half and used the same book pages to add some flare.

I attached them to twine with mini clothespins.

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1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this idea! I also love that you used the book "I kissed dating good bye." I felt the same way about the book "HE's just not that into you." Wasn't really the advice I needed at the time! Anyway, happy crafting! I'm following you!