Friday, June 12, 2009

Something Sentimental

Recently, a friend on Facebook updated her status with the question, “Does anyone have an idea of something creative I can do with the cards I received when my son was born?” I pondered over this for a few days, as I too have a stack of cards from my son's birth and first birthday that are just waiting to be crafted into something fabulous.

I came up with paper lanterns (actually I wouldn’t really call them lanterns because they don’t light up). I guess mobile would be a more appropriate term, and I suppose you could also fashion them into a garland. I really wish I had made these sooner! I think my son would have loved looking up at them when he was a baby. When he saw them tonight he just kept shouting "Mommy ball, mine!"




To create your own you’ll need:
  • Lots of cards (if you don’t have lots of cards you could mix in some other fun patterns using scrapbooking paper)
  • A circle paper cutter (20 circles per ball)
  • A bone folder
  • Hot glue gun
  • A single hole punch
  • Ribbon
  • Thread
  • A dowel (to hang balls from if you choose to make a mobile)


1 comment:

RBG said...

What a great idea! I just went through Elias's cards and wondered the same thing, but of course was hesitant to get rid of any. I'm definitely putting this on the to do list - thank you!

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