Thursday, December 2, 2010

Recycled Card Chain Tutorial

 I received some old Holidays cards from my mother. Her exact words "I thought you could do something with these". Some of them were cute, some a bit odd. In an attempt to get my almost three year old excited about Christmas, I thought a Paper Chain countdown would help him keep track of how many days are left till Santa comes. 

Here's my very basic tutorial:

Step 1: Using the fronts of the holiday cards, I cut half inch strips from some of the more colorful ones.


Step 2: I wrote "One" through "Twenty Five" on the inside of the card strip



Step 3: Staple the two ends together and join into a chain.


Step 4: Hang & enjoy, removing one link each day till they're all gone.

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