I must say that if i was a student in my own classroom I would be particuarly frustrating because have quite a short attention span. I loathe having NOTHING to do! My husband and I are often pleased when we havce a spare weekend with no plans, because we can then 'do nothing'. Except his do nothing is really, do nothing. Watch a movie or read a book and not move. My do nothing just means not leaving the house, but i must still find a way to occupy myself.
Faced with a do nothing weekend with no laptop I was in a predicament. What was i going to DO? Add to this the fact that i have no car at the moment (a minor prang!) I needed to find my amusement out of whatever i had at home. Luckily i had a plan.
The recent Better homes and Gardens magazine featured a variety of christmas decorations you could make out of scrapbooking paper. I just so happened to have a book full of beautiful paper that i have barely used, so i set to work.
Easy christmas baubles
Scrapbook paper (I used about 4 pieces and made loads of baubles)
Ribbon or wire (BHG used wire, i didn't have any but found ribbon did a great job!).
Cut strips of cardboard approx 1 cm in width. You can vary the length, so long as you have 8-10 pices the same length.
Hole punch the top and bottom of each strip. Cut a length of ribbon as long as the strips then a bit more for a loop. Tie a knot on the bottom (needs to be bigger than the hole punch hole).
Gather 8- 10 strips and slide them down the ribbon, printed side down. Loop the end of the ribbon through the other end.
Push the strips down until they bend over. Tie a knot with a loop on the end.
Fan the strips out to make a circular shape
I then gathered some vines that i had taken from my sisters place. Their new home had a beautiful wisteria tree, which we are all allergic to. So sadly down it came, however it has meant loads of beautiful bendy vines for me to play with. I bundled the vines together, took some florist tape and wrapped them together. Popped it in a vase with some stones and paper and added my baubles.
I am really quite pleased as this is one of my first crafting attempts. What do you think?
Give it a go yourself!