Early Christmas

For some reason this year I jumped right into Christmas mode right along with all the shops which was immediately after Halloween. I’ve been listening to Christmas music for 2 weeks already and the Christmas tree was put up over a week ago. I’m excited!

So I’ve been working on some Christmas decorations as well and I thought I’d share!

For my son’s first birthday I made some bunting with very colourful cardstock that I hung on my living room walls. I liked it so much that it stayed there until only a few days ago (his birthday was in July) when I replaced it with my new Christmas bunting which I now equally love.

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So here is how I made it:

1. Took an old pad of scrapbook holiday paper I had and chose my favourite pages. Took about 2-3 pages of each pattern and I have about 6 different patterns. I placed them in the order I want to see them hanging (more or less).

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2. I cut each sheet in half (approximately) and then cut triangles all the way down. I cut 3-4 sheets at the same time to make it quicker and more even. I was careful to keep my paper order after cutting.

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3. Took out my small hole punch and with 3-4 sheets at a time made 2 holes near the top (or the flat/bottom side of the triangles).

4. Cut a piece of red yarn that looked to be the right length (plus a bit) to hang loosely on my wall.

5. Thread all the pieces through by making sure to put the yarn in back to front and front to back.

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6. Make a little slipknot in the end and tack to the wall with thumbtacks. Cut any dangling yarn.

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And that’s it! Super quick and easy and brightens up the room so much. Now I just need a glass of eggnog and Dean Martin singing in the background and I’m in joyous Christmas-land!

A.

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