Remember 2 weeks ago when I was suckered into joining the Glue Crew for some DIY/Pinteresty crafting? (That Joules is impossible to turn down, she’s too adorable… Then Kari and Chrissy got in on the action, and well? I caved.) If you recall, I decided to create a Christmas card garland. I always run out of space to display my Christmas cards and this project was super adorable. Speaking of Christmas cards, if you want a card and a bookmark from ME there’s still loads of time! Just email your address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send one your way! Here was my Pinspiration:
I’ve been planning to do this project for ages, so I bought all my supplies half price at the after-Christmas sales last year. Now, the original instructions involved decoupage and paint… And, well… Ain’t nobody got time for that. Instead of that mess (which would CERTAINLY have ended up with things glued to my face) I bought 3/8 inch ribbon in a variety of patterns. It’s the exact width of a clothespin, yo! Also, buttons were more expensive than these cute little poinsettias I found, so I swapped them out. Then all I needed was to make friends with my ARCH NEMESIS, the hot glue gun. A little strip of ribbon, a little line of glue, a little bit of fighting with those God-awful strings that come with hot gluing, and VOILA!
An hour and a few minor burns later, I finished my masterpiece. Now, I am the proud owner of a Christmas card garland that I festively arrayed with place holder cards. (On the off chance you want to help me replace the fake cards with real ones, my address is PO Box 3078, Peoria, IL, 61612-3078. Totally unnecessary, but I’ve had inquiries.) Now behold the glory!
Yeah, I might have already started decorating for Christmas. Thanksgiving is so late this year! What do you think Bookworms? Is my early bird holiday spirit sacrilegious? And how proud are you that I glued nothing to my face?!
If you’re looking for more crafty goodness, check out what my Glue Crew compatriots came up with!