My very first (and so far, only) pin was for a project that I made Ross for Christmas. I saw the project on a blog and new instantly that it would be perfect!
You see, for nearly a year, I've had these lying around.
They are the menus from our first anniversary dinner at The Oceanaire. They are pretty big, and not that neat. I mean, they say Happy Anniversary across the top, but that's about it. I'm actually not sure why I felt the need to keep them, but I did. And they'd been sitting under our front hall table for the past year!
So I followed the directions in the tutorial and quickly had a cut out of a little flower.
I knew that the paper I'd printed it on wouldn't hold up to 12 tracings very well, so I traced it onto a piece of heavier card stock and cut it out to use as my pattern.
I picked 12 different parts of the menu that I wanted to be part of the ornament. Some of them were more important to include than others.
Then, I just cut them out and assembled. Easy peasy! I punched a hole in one of the flowers and threaded a stretchy silver cord through it so it would have a hanger.
I was a little worried that Ross wouldn't "get" it, but he was very sweet and his eyes lit up when he opened it on Christmas morning. It went straight on the tree. I can definitely see doing this craft with other paper products to make fun keepsakes. I saw one suggestion that you could use this idea to recycle previous years' Christmas cards.
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