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« on: November 27, 2008 10:28:20 PM »

Perfect for people who like books! Or people who like to look at print, even when they haven’t bothered to open a book! Great for Make Something Day!

This is inspired by Sojourners’ tute for cutting up your credit card into a star ornament (http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=4047), but I ran out of extra credit cards and got tired of stars, so I started making spirals out of other plastic – tofu boxes, yogurt containers, the packaging of a “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader.” Plastic is everywhere! And it’s fun to cut!

Then I decided to wrap them with strips cut out of The Economist, which would make this a very brainy craft IF I had read the stories first. Glue doesn’t stick to the plastic so well, so I tore narrow strips of duct tape (easiest to do this directly from the roll), rolled them into spiral tubes, and bent a tube along the top of each spiral arm (see red arrow below). After that it’s easy to wrap with paper strips. Decorative dots, also cut from magazine, glue nicely onto the magazine substrate.


I tried putting some decorative stripes on another ornament, but wasn’t as excited about the result. I am excited about the fact that these puppies flatten out for storage.


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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2008 12:49:26 AM »

These are so cool! Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2008 01:13:18 AM »

What a great idea!  Thanks for the inspiration!  Instead of shopping on Black Friday, I'll be crafting, yeah!
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2008 06:19:01 AM »

I think my son might find that fun!  I'll have to do all the 'labour intensive' work (cutting and taping and wraping the newsprint) , but he'd like to glue on the outter decorations.   Yay for this!  Thanks for the Tute.     Cheesy

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