Just because I don’t send Christmas cards doesn’t mean that I stop the kids from doing them. DD has quite a small class, maybe 10 people plus 5 more helpers, so I like to do something more than just a store bought card when I have the time.
At some point I thought I might take these little origami stars and turn them into a wreath, but then I thought it would end up with all the other wreaths, and we have, ahem, a few holiday ones, so I went off the idea. Then I thought of another idea – turning them into DDs holiday cards and turning them into removable ornaments for her classmates.
So I’ve been working on converting them. Simple enough, just a hole punched, a bit of ribbon or yarn, a center stuck on to make sure they hold their shape and don’t pull apart (since they are interlocked, not stuck together) and that’s it. I will attach them to plain card blanks with a printed explanation, and that’s it – simple, cute, and fun for the kids (I hope) but if they end up in the bin there is no great expense lost. Some of the plain ones I Cosmic Shimmer-ed, the centres vary a bit, but overall they simply use up stuff I have. DD loves them and likes the idea of giving them to her mates, so it’s all good.
They aren’t hard to make and there are instructions all over the net for them, but this one is as good as any.
Have fun – they can be any size, but mine are about 3″ x 1.5″and the final wreath is about 3″ across. Perfect size for adding to a card.