Face it…the economy has us all looking for ways to scale back, especially at this most consumerist time of the year. don’t get me wrong: Christmas is my favorite holiday. But not because of the gifts under the tree. I’m a fan of the Baby Jesus, and the history and nostalgia my family puts behind the Christmas traditions. With two teen girls, there are Christmas cookies and countless crafts that make the season full of almost Victorian splendor.
In November I tweeted a paper star craft that I pinned on Pinterest said I wanted to try. leave it to my good neighbor to call me up and say “Remember that craft you wanted to do? Come over for coffee and let’s DO it!!”
So, we three Girls of clan McShane headed over, paper cutters and glue dots in hand to the neighbor’s house to make paper stars. It was actually a very easy project, and even my special needs daughter could be proud of the stars she made. For directions CLICK HERE. As you can see, we didn’t even use holiday paper or even holiday colors. We used square scrapbooking paper, which was the perfect size and weight, and already perfectly square!
But I really fell in love with the idea of a country mish-mash of fun vintage paper stars and chains. We went a little crazy. But, that’s just my style. Went to Michael’s and bought vintage Christmas scrapbook paper and went to town!! Paper chains are such a fun and easy craft for kids of all ages!
In the end, we hung the stars from different colored ribbons all over our home, and hung the chains in doorways. Very festive and fun! Here is a photo of a grouping of stars over a couch with up-lighting:
Is this a craft you might try?