Thursday, November 18, 2010

christmas crafternoons: book paper garland

first of all, we are participating in embrace the camera today. here is me and layne. and my belly that is popping out more and more daily. enjoy my puffiness. and layne's non-christmas cheer face.
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second, we are continuing our theme of christmas crafternoons...last time, we did a book paper wreath. today, we're doing book paper garland. this is so easy, you need no directions. but i'll do it anyway. since you asked. and BTdub, i saw a felt version of this at a birthday party which is where i got this idea. thanks laura jordan!

1) get a long piece of ribbon
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2) hot glue different sizes of circles on the ribbon
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(let your little ones help with this!)
3) string the garland on a tree...or anything.
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i put them on a tree branch i spray painted white. i use this tree for everything. so sue me. and ya, that is a pumpkin at the bottom of the picture. it's thanksgiving and christmas all wrapped up in one this week!

we'll be crafting things to add to this tree each week, so stick with me to see it all come together...

and also, did you enter the giveaway? i'm drawing a name for that next post....

27 comments:

  1. Yay popping bellies!

    I love the book paper ideas. I signed up to get the weekend paper (why I do not know, as neither I nor my husband read it really...) and somehow it turned into the every day kind. I am drowning in newspaper. And suddenly, this does not seem like a terrible thing anymore, thanks!

    Now I just need to figure out a way to keep the ink from smearing all over my hands... Crafting in rubber gloves seems like a step backwards.

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  2. ohh this is adorable. I need to go get myself a dollar store book that I do not care for and thus can cut up. The printmaker in me says that is a sin, the crafter in me says its super adorable. Adorable wins!

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  3. love it all. the tree, the garland, the pumpkin, the cheerfulness in layne's face and especially your little belly!

    happy thursday!

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  4. i am so not craft but i can use a glue gun like nobody's business. i adore this craft idea. totally, definitely going to do it. xoxo.

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  5. thank you for all your crafternoon ideas. please do not come over to my house this holiday season because all my decorations will look exactly like yours.

    thank you.

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  6. woohoo!!! the garland looks great made out of book pages. well done, jami! i love your crafternoons...i wish i had time for more of them.

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  7. I just bought my little self some foam circles to make the wreath...can't wait! As for the garland, no purchase required! My kinda' craft...

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  8. layne's face in the middle picture is caedmon's face...exactly.
    our cute little asian men.

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  9. Um... I think I'm in love with you! I'm so glad you visited my blog because it led me back to you! Crafternoons is BRILLIANT! Loving your ideas! Love the baby bump. I also enjoyed reading about your Grandfather. I lost my Grandmother June 1st, she was our last living grandparent and we miss her lots. Looking forwarding to visiting your blog!

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  10. Love it! I will def. be making one of these! And I love the Embrace the Camera pic!

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  11. I LOVE the paper crafts...reminds me of a display I saw in athropologie a while ago. I must try to make!

    Love your baby bump & I've been enjoying your blog....

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  12. No? Thats not the face of Christmas cheer? ;) Fun pics and the garland turned out super cute!

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  13. love those photos and the garland :)

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  14. hi jami,
    my name is paige... you wrote a comment awhile back on my blog post about our new baby and the miscarriage we had had prior to this pregnancy. i just wanted to stop over and say congratulations and i'm excited for you and this little one on the way! prayers for a healthy baby and smooth labor.
    the holiday crafts look wonderful. we are going to have to try some of those around here. i'm going to have to spend some late night or naptime checking out your great blog. have a great evening!

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  15. Oh my goodness - your family is ADORABLE and I love your crafty ways! : )

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  16. I'm in! crafty and cute. So, does that mean I'm entered for the drawing/ I need to keep up.

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  17. Oh....can i ask you... what program do you use to publish your pictures on here? Like the collage ones and such. They are beautiful by the way. And I have been wanting to figure out how to put mine on my blog in a better way - more artistic. I'm new to the blogging thing and don't know the best methods. Thanks!

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  18. hey missy...you have to go to the giveaway post and leave a comment there to be entered.

    paige, i use picasa (free download from google)to make my collages and text, but i use lightroom for the editing. i know you can do all that in photoshop, but i find it really confusing.

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  19. Yay for that popping out belly. You look great! Do you do the writing "the picture of christmas cheer" in Picasa too?

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  20. I LUFF your paper crafts! I just bought foam wreath forms to make your paper cone wreath--no kidding! You are my holiday inspiration this year!

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  21. very very cute! i always see ribbon on sale at michael's and ALMOST buy it but then i say to myself, "self, what are you going to do with all of that ribbon?"

    now i know :)

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  22. look at the sweet bump! love it!

    and i am lovin' your crafternoons.

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  23. Love the bump and the garland!
    This blogger reminds me of you a little. I thought you would like this post because it's all about crafts with glue
    http://www.kellehampton.com/2010/11/craftastic.html

    Happy Saturday!

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  24. lovin these crafts with the book paper!!

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