November 19, 2007

Me - R R R - y Christmas!

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taking on a personal challenge of
Reduce
Reuse
Recycle
this holiday season.

and getting the kids on board too. we have been having a lot of discussions on the difference between reducing, reusing and recycling - and the hierarchy of prefer-ability here. our words became actions yesterday.

last year we spent time cutting circles out of our received holiday cards as they came down off the piano. (handy 2 1/2" circle punch was a big hit with the kids and the activity was a perfect quiet distraction for a post-holiday afternoon.) this year we are reusing them in the construction of some holiday balls (oh elementary school memories here!) - to hang along our diningroom light fixture. while i thought i would remember how to do this - when i sat down it escaped me. a tutorial was found here.

happy holidays!

cross-posting this from jumilla bugs - after being inspired by f.pea's last post, thought i would put this up, and see what other crafty ways you are using the 3 R's this holiday season!

9 comments:

f. pea said...

YES! i knew there was a reason i saved all those old cards! i can't wait to make some of these.

Jennifer Ramos said...

just wanted to say that im glad there are blogs out there like yours , thanks.

Jen Ramos
'Earth Friendly DESIGNER Cards'
www.madebygirl.com

tamdoll said...

I've joined this etsy group encouraging people to buy handmade AND recycled - check it out -
www.etsytrashion.com

asbeautyfaded said...

OMG I made these at an after school program in elementary school. We got to go to the state capital building and put them on their christmas tree. So fun.

shash said...

r+r+r=RAD
lovely photo too.

kgirl said...

they look fantastic!

I too have cut circles from last years cards, but have then pasted them onto blank recycled cards to re-send them as my Christmas cards this year.

I'm desperately hoping that I manage to send someone their card from last year as a re-invention!

Liz said...

That's so cool! I remember my grandma helping my sister and I make those (we still hang them on our tree every year) years ago, but I've never seen them anywhere else... It really is a great way to employ the 3 R's this holiday season! Thanks for all your great ideas!

Anonymous said...

I am making little boxes the frount of the card is the lid and the back is the bottom.. When I have 25 boxes, I'll turn them into an advent calender.. (I have 2 kids so it's gonna be 50.) however you could attach string or wire to hang it as a suprise ornament..

Hannah said...

I made some of these hangings 2, they look quite gd and r a great way 2 recycled..

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