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« on: November 08, 2009 11:59:47 AM »

So I think I'm an adult now, which means I should decorate my apartment for Christmas of course! However, I'm a completely broke grad student so this year I'm mostly making stuff. Some of it is really silly and I think it's driving my fiance crazy since it's only the beginning of November, but oh well. I also don't want to buy gift wrap because it's so wasteful so I'm just using up what I already have and making reusable gift boxes and things like that. Unfortunately, most of the gift wrap I have is not very Christmas, it's all naturey with lots of animals. So I've been playing with ways to make the non-Christmasy wrapping paper into ornaments or bows. Since we don't have a tree up yet I just have the ornaments hanging around our office.

I used this tutorial http://www.highhopes.com/3dstar.html










and the bows


some of the bows I made using this tutorial http://www.allfreecrafts.com/recycling-crafts/paper-bows.shtml


these are from that star tutorial but I stopped after just one side of points and cut the ends in ribbon-y ways


these are from the instructables tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/paper-bows/


And then just for fun I made some felt ornaments. I mostly followed this tutorial http://notquitevintage.typepad.com/not_quite_vintage/2007/12/grams-skate-orn.html but I tried to make them look like some ones my mom made in the 60s.

they are embellished with silver seed beads

next project dodecahedron star! http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/celestine/celestine.html but I'm using white yarn with gold and silver thread held along with it so hopefully it turns out slightly sparkly...






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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009 12:16:38 PM »

Those are great!  I actually like that the prints of the paper isn't so Christmas-y - it makes it nice and bright.  Thanks for the links, too - I am getting the urge to decorate my place now (even if it is ... 74 degrees!)
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009 02:11:11 PM »

Awesome!  All I have in the way of ornaments is a Disney's Scrooge set my mom gave me a few years ago, so I'm all about making ornaments too.

I may use some scrapbooking paper and make garlands for my wedding in June too.  Thanks for the links Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2009 03:09:07 PM »

OK those stars make any gift wrap look Christmas-y! Very Cool. A Baby one would be nice for baby first Christmas! I love recycling!
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