Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Winner and a Papercraft

Thanks to all who entered the giveaway from The Lavender Road! I apologize that I am a day late announcing the winner. I know y'all know how it is...life just gets the better of you sometimes, and you have to roll with the punches. So with no further ado, the lucky winner is.............comment #48 Heather L. Congrats Heather...I am so excited for you and I know these precious little sachets are going to be put to good use by a special lady! Heather's comment was so sweet and really touched my heart. I hope she doesn't mind if I share it with you. This is what she said ....


"I love these! I think I'd have to give them to my mom - without her, I don't know what I'd do. I have five kids (the oldest is my stepson who is 18, the youngest is my baby boy who is 9 months, so yeah, it's pretty chaotic around here!) and she helps me with them SO much! I'd love to win and make her Christmas a little more special =)"

How sweet is that??? The true spirit of Christmas...giving.



In the midst of my insanely crazy week, I decided I needed a papercraft fix. It's been a while since I created something just for fun, for no other reason than I wanted to. I saw these neat paper flower ornaments months ago on a blog, which I cannot remember...sorry. I've had them in my idea file just waiting for me. They remind me of the ornaments my mom used to make for our tree growing up. Back in the day when our tree was decked out in styrofoam balls cut in half with each of the 5 kids pictures glued on the front. The backs were adorned with beads and sequins, and they were strung with yarn. They were handcrafted with a mother's love. At the time, I'm sure we thought they were terrible and embarrassing. Nowadays those are the very ornaments we seek out in earnest each year! The handmade, handcrafted keepsakes mean the very most. And they carry with them the best memories, too. So pardon me while I get all nostalgic and weepy over some silly paper ornaments. I needed a little feel good today!


Start with an 81/2 x 11 sheet of paper or cardstock. Cut it into 11 one inch strips. Stack the strips, staple in the middle, and fold like a book.



Use double stick tape on each end of the strip and tuck into the center. You can use invisible thread to hang them or pretty ribbon. They could be hung on the tree, from a chandelier, or in varying lengths in a doorway. You could also scatter them in the center of a table for a cute centerpiece.




Happy crafting and memory making!


19 comments:

Jess said...

Cute. Cute. Cute. I feel a trip to Hobby Lobby coming on!

Heather L. said...

Yay!!!! So excited that I won! Thanks for making my day =) My mom will love these!

Nocona said...

I am so doing these with my kids this week. They will love it.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Those are cuuuuuute, Amanda! LOve the polka dot ribbon too. :)

mary said...

I can't wait to try this. They are cute.

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

these would be so great to do with my niece!

Kristina P. said...

Where do you find the time?!?

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

So Very Festive!

Nikki said...

So very cute!

Richella said...

Good for you, girlfriend. I like the sweet, memory-making kind of craft the very best. :)

Lisa B. said...

I'm definitely making these - so cute, thanks!!

Lisa

All Things Cherish said...

Super cute idea! I just might have to make these with my niece!

jenjen said...

Very cute! Your home looks so festive!

XOXO
Jen

Pam Walter said...

Those are wonderful and so light weight they could go anywhere. Thanks for the idea. www.satisfiedsole.com

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

I hope one of my fav blogging friends had a wonderful Christmas (and I hope you're ok since it's been a whole week since you've posted. :) Yes, it's christmas so hopefully, you're completely relaxing. :)

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

Hey Amanda!
How are you? Just wanted to say that I hope you had a Merry Christmas!
Blessings to you!
Megan

Allidink said...

Hope you had a great Christmas! Very cute ornaments.

All the best,
Allison

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

Amanda, these are so cute! This will be a great project any time of the year for kids- just make them into flowers! SO cute!

Nishant said...

I am so doing these with my kids this week. They will love it.

Work from home India

Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin