Wednesday, January 8, 2014
PEICD (PROJECTS EVEN I CAN DO): A FESTIVE PAPER CHAIN
Since I was little, my brother and I would make paper chains to hang up for Christmas. We tended to stick to the typical red and green combination, hoping that with such a Christmassy feel my mom would let us put it up around the house instead of being restricted to just the basement. As we got older, our love of the paper chain never faltered. One of my best memories is of us as teenagers (nerd alert) who turned the basement into a small factory, churning out the biggest chain we had ever created. That year we waited to hang it around the house until our parents went to bed so they would wake up to some Christmas magic:)
This year I got the urge to make a paper chain to decorate for Wade's birthday party, but I wanted to break out of my two color rut. I got a pack of double sided scrapbook paper for my birthday and instantly fell in love with all the colors and patterns. Elsie and Emma from A Beautiful Mess designed the paper for Project Life, and I can't tell you how much I LOVE it! It's like they reached into my imagination and made all those daydreams a reality.
Step 1: Cut pages in 2" strips
Step 2: Staple the strip together and then continue stapling the other links on until you reach your desired length. Pretty self explanatory, I know, but I just wanted an excuse to show tons of pictures of this awesome paper!
Now string it up for all to see!
All this color makes these cold days seem less dreary. Hope you're having a wonderful day!