I have a few little projects that I’m working on that I hope to post about this week sometime but while the paint dries, I got to work on my first Christmas project of this year. I’ve been seeing a lot of handmade holiday garland around and decided that I wanted to give it a whirl. I didn’t take any progress pictures (bad girl, I know!) but I will give you step by step instructions on how to make one. I didn’t use any fancy devices (like a Cricut or a Cuddle Bug). I just used a pair of scalloped scissors, some paper, sticky stuff and ribbon.
The first thing I did was to typed out the words Merry Christmas in the font Cafe Rojo (from kevinandamanda.com) in MS Word. I think I made them size 150.
After I printed them out, I took a glass and traced a circle around each letter so that I’d have a guide for cutting them out with my scalloped scissors.
Next I took 2 different kinds of scrapbook paper and used the top of a bread crumbs container to trace enough circles for my letters. I cut those out also with scalloped scissors.
After laying my letters and scrapbook paper out, I used this tacky sticky stuff to “glue” each letter to each scrapbook paper circle.
I have not hung mine up yet because I’m no where near ready to decorate for Christmas so I just laid them on my poor, old, beat up (and hopefully soon to be remodeled) cofffee table for the sake of taking some pictures.
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