Wednesday, November 12, 2008

i can make that!

I read this cute little crafty blog called Just a Girl and decided to add my latest pregnancy-induced-crafty-madness to her partay. 'Cause who doesn't love a party?

Especially a crafty party.

Here 'ya go:
If you're like me, you hate to throw away Christmas cards/photos after the season is over. I found a couple of cute ideas for preserving those cards/photos and thought that I'd share them with you.

I found this idea somewhere...probably a crafting magazine... and thought it was such a cute idea for preserving Christmas cards.

First, I cut last year's Christmas cards into circles using my scrapbooking circle cutter.
Since I didn't have very many Christmas cards to choose from, I cut some festive Scrapbook paper into circles as well.

Then, I wrapped a wire floral wreath form using 1 1/2" strips of wrapping paper.

Next, I hot glued the circles onto the wreath form. I varied the size and color of my circle placement to keep things interesting.

I had plenty of room for more circles, and plan on adding more circles from this year's Christmas cards. The wreath should look nice and full by the time Christmas rolls around!

I can't claim the following idea as my own, but I loved it and thought that it would be fun to add to the post:

Preserve your friends/family Christmas photos by punching holes in the corner and adding them to a binder ring. Then add a little cuteness by tying ribbon on the ring. I cut several different kinds of ribbon and tied them to the ring to mix it up a little.

I plan on having a ring for ever year. It's a great way to look back on Christmases Past.

Lastly, I found this idea on another blog and LOVED it, so I recreated one or two to give away as Christmas gifts this year.

First, I bought a precut wood form at Michael's.
Then I spray painted the board with Chalkboard paint
Next, I drilled two holes in the top and ran pretty ribbon through the holes.
I'm going to write "Merry Christmas" in chalk and include a sweet little easel in the gift.


SarahHub said...

I love your craftiness! You are my Martha!

Anonymous said...

I am so copying that!!

Colored With Memories said...

i am so not crafty yet i find myself wanting to do all three of these!

i always feel so guilty throwing away xmas pictures but never knew what to do with that idea and the others as well!

maribeth said...

how cute! i especially like those cute kids on the front of your card ring!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I don't know how you do it, but you find the BEST stuff to make. And once you break it down and I see how you do it, it doesn't seem all that daunting anymore. Love these!

Rach@In His Hands said...

Once again, fabulous ideas! I have a TON of old Christmas cards...maybe I'll try out the wreath!

Julie said...

very cute projects! I will be doing a few of them I have lots of cards! You look so cute with that belly Congratulations and Good Luck
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by

misty said...

hi there! i just came across your blog & so glad i did - LOVE all of these ideas! i think i will try THEM ALL!!! thanks for sharing.
post more when you find them - i'll be back to visit. :)

Emily & Amelia said...

As usual, it's all SO cute!!!!! How fun!!

Chris said...

I love this idea. I kept thinking of all the different papers, photos, etc. that I could cut into circles for it! Love that plaque, too! Thank you for sharing!

To The Moon and Back said...

Love the plaque idea, I must try this one! Thanks for sharing.

Shannon said...

I love those ideas!!! So cute!

Astrid said...

I AM going to make that wreath! It's simple but very pretty! (meaning it's perfect!).
Thanks for sharing all your neat ideas. :)

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Fabulous ideas! I am so going to copy you on that chalkboard plaque, and the cards on a ring...too cute!

Angie (Angelica Grace Designs) said...

What a cute idea! I love anything that entails photographs too. Thanks for sharing!
Blessings, Angie Seaman

Heather & Chaos said...

Ok, now why didn't i see your post BEFORE I threw out all my Christmas Cards this year?!?! I LOVE your idea for the picture cards that everyone has started sending nowadays. I will definitely keep this in my memory bank for next year. THANKS!!!

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