Monday, December 29, 2008

Use up your holiday stash paper!

Don't put away your holiday paper into your stash only to sit there for a year.
Use it up! Check out the projects shown below that you can create in a flash.

Reindeer foot/handprints frame

Items needed:
Frame (I used a 8 x 10 frame)
Background paper
2 pieces of brown cardstock (for the hands/antlers)
1 piece of kraft cardstock (for the face)
2 brown buttons for the eyes
1 red button for the nose

Cut background paper to fit your frame
Trace & cut out 2 handprints (left side, right side) using the brown cardstock
Trace & cut out the foot using the kraft cardstock
Add the "antlers" and "face" to the background cardstock
Add the eyes and nose!

Santa's Magic Key Poem

Items Needed:
Chipboard (for backing, I used a 6 x 9 size)
Patterned Paper (for matting)
Cardstock (print poem on)
Skeleton key (or any key you have on hand)

Add patterned paper to the chipboard
Print poem on cardstock and add
Add ribbon to hang poem on doorknob
Add ribbon around key and tie to other ribbon

Here is the poem if you'd like to cut/paste it.
I used bits and pieces off of many poems found on the internet.

Santa's Magic Key

Dear Santa,

We don't have a chimney
For you to come through

You see the problem is quite clear.
How will you get in here?

They say you work magic
And can use just any old key.

Your magic makes the key fit right.
So you can sneak into our house tonight.

Thank you Santa, here's our key.
The milk and cookies are on me!

(insert your family name here)

Stocking Ornament


Items needed:

Patterned paper

Bazzill stocking or trace a stocking on chipboard

Embellishments (ribbon, holly leaves, holly berries, glitter)


Add patterned paper, embellishments, and finish off with glitter!

Holiday Tags & Holder


Items needed:

Patterned paper




Instructions for Holder:
Click Here for Mini Magazine File Holder Instructions

Download My Holiday Gift Tags:
My Holiday Gift Tags Group #1

My Holiday Gift Tags Group #2

My Holiday Gift Tags Group #3

I hope after you create these quick projects you won't have any stash left over to put away! Have lots of fun!

If you have any holiday projects you'd like to share, add a comment with a link to your project. We'd love to see your creations!

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