Let me see… that’s three Christmases I saved… eight I ruined… two were kind of a draw.
– Homer Simpson
This year, Stacey decided to go with old-fashioned homemade paper chains for our Christmas decorations. She bought a big wadge of multicolored construction paper and glue sticks, drafted a nephew, and commenced festooning.
This set me thinking that maybe I could make some different decorations with construction paper. In traditional style, I began Googling home made paper Christmas decorations (except I probably didn’t capitalize Christmas).
I found a few different ideas, but most of them were a bit too two-dimensional: snowflakes, that kind of thing. I found the most interesting ideas in the Christmas section of a site devoted to archeology, of all things. These paper Christmas decorations are both easy to make and visually striking. (Update: the instructional link we had here is broken! Check out the video in our updated post instead for a good how-to.)
It was fun to experiment by cutting the strips different widths. I made some with ½” wide ribs.
And some with ¾” wide ribs.
Of course, making the ribs wider reduces their number.
All our visitors have been very complimentary about our crafty Christmas ideas.
A totally different look for our Christmas decorations for this year. I hope you have as much fun decorating as we did.
Wishing you and yours all the best for the holiday season and hoping you have a very merry Christmas.