Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Recycled Paper for Holiday Decorations

After wrapping presents over the weekend, there were pieces left of the wrapping paper that were too small to use. We decided to make a guarland with those instead of just putting it in the recycle bin. This particular wrapping paper is reversible, so it was perfect for this project!

The other easy project uses a catalogue from Joe Fresh (a clothing line from our grocery store).
I had picked up the winter catalogue for Celeste, she likes to see all the fashion pictures.
Once she was done, I told her we could use it to make a big 3D snowflake (like we did last year).
We took apart the pages and Celeste chose which ones to use for the snowflake.

You can find very easy-to-follow instructions here. 
Here is one of the snowflake branches:

And here is the final complete snowflake, we like to hang ours
from the light fixture above our school table:


  1. What great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a fantastic idea! I bet my 4 year old would enjoy making paper chains. And I have a recycling bin full of paper possibilities...


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