Sunday, December 4, 2016

The last ditch christmas resource: Magazine Scrap! {Practical Mondays #38}


From ethereal stars dangling over the dining table to christmas cards sent home to the pool noodle wreath we attempted the first time ever: Magazine scrap was abundantly used! Why not? Not only do they give a vintage feel and are super easy to cut, they also stand out from the reds, greens & glitter


But let me first begin with WHAT NOT TO DO WITH 
YOUR POOL NOODLE WREATH.


Practical Mom: Magazine Scrap: The Last Ditch Christmas Resource!  And what not to do with your Pool Noodle Wreath!
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You see these super easy Video Tutorials on youtube and think this can be done in a blink of an eye. Yeah ok, a blink is all you need. But..

Practical Mom: DIY Pool Noodle Wreath: Avoid the Pitfalls!


But the next day it ended up like this! The ends didn't stay taped together properly and it became an oval instead of a round. Had to open it up and re-do the whole wreath!

Practical Mom: DIY Pool Noodle Wreath: Avoid the Pitfalls!


Avoid Pitfall: Tape the ends in the direction along the noodle instead of perpendicular to it. That’s it! Once you get the circle, wrap your ribbons & bow ties and add some Magazine Scrap on top to finish off!


Practical Mom: DIY Pool Noodle Wreath: Avoid the Pitfalls!

Practical Mom: DIY Pool Noodle Wreath: Avoid the Pitfalls!


Tear up some Magazine scrap and tape it tastefully to make quick handmade (+Kid made) Holiday cards

Practical Mom Magazine Scrap Cards: The Last Ditch Christmas Resource!

Practical Mom Magazine Scrap Cards: The Last Ditch Christmas Resource!

Practical Mom Magazine Scrap Cards: The Last Ditch Christmas Resource!

Cut up a few stars and glue over a thin white thread. To hang gracefully from your lamps over the dining table!

Practical Mom Magazine Scrap Cards: The Last Ditch Christmas Resource!





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28 comments:

  1. Thanks for the feature! I love those scrap paper trees and stars; what a great idea. We're going to try make folded magazine trees this year. Unfortunately I am not so good at keeping old things to recycle and we're waiting for a few magazines to come in so we can read them and then use them.

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    1. Even we don't have any magazine or newspaper we subscribe to! This was an old national geographic I bought at a used book sale - only because I didn't find anything else interesting enough to buy!

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  2. I really LOVE how you re-purposed the magazine scraps to create the cards and the hanging stars. They turned out quite lovely!

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  3. I am just cracking up over what happened to that pool noodle! Hope you have a super week!

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  4. Love the magazine scrap ideas.

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  5. I keep so many magazines to craft with - then end up chucking them! Must try harder ;-) #bigpinklink

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    1. I just collected and threw out 90% of what was in my son's play room last week, including all those drawing sheets and craft projects from school! Thankfully our son has our genes so he was pretty ok chucking stuff out!

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  6. Who knew magazine scraps could be so versatile and festive? Some lovely ideas, easy to make and a great festive upcycle.

    Thank you for sharing on #Trash2Treasure

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  7. Ha! That would happen to me. It always looks so easy, but I'm sure they miss out the vital stage. Your stars are so effective and it does give a vintage feel. #Trash2Treasure

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    1. Vintage- that's exactly what I was going for :) Thanks Cheryl!

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  8. Great ideas, I especially love the stars and the card that was made from the ripped paper in a shape of a Christmas tree. Thank you for sharing with the #dreamteam x

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  9. What great ideas for re-using scraps and leftover paper and materials, and a fun activity to do over the festive season! Lots of clever ideas, I love the hanging stars, so pretty :-) Thanks for sharing this on #MarvMondays. Emily

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    1. The hanging stars are my fave too :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Love the dangling stars and Christmas cards, what a great way to reuse paper! Fab ideas. Thank you for sharing with #bigpinklink

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  11. Some great ideas. I especially like the Christmas cards! #Trash2Treasure

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  12. Love those cards. What a wonderful idea for using up scrap paper. #Trash2Treasure

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