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12.02.2009

Christmas "Lantern" Garland Out Of Plastic Cups!

I typically have a hard time falling asleep at night and it's usually because I've got "craft stuff" on my mind! I'm always thinking about projects and ideas for new creations. Ummm, I think I have an addiction! :)

Last night I thought of how I could "jazz up" the Christmas garland on my front door...it needed color and pop. I got to thinking that I have a bunch of those little clear, plastic punch cups left over from a party and figured I could cut a hole in the bottom of them to push onto the lights to make lanterns! So I got to work...

I took 12 cups and used my craft knife to slice an "x" in the bottom of each. Then I used my BFF, the Cricut, and cut snowflakes out of vinyl (Contact Paper!) at 1 1/2" and 2" using Accent Essentials and adhered them to the outside of each cup. Then I added 1/2" circles from George into the open spaces. To finish them up, I punched holes around the rim of each cup using my Crop-A-Dile and threaded red ribbon through and tied bows.
Then I just popped them randomly onto the string of lights already on the garland and ta-da!
Can't wait to see what these look like tonight...I'll post pics when I get them!

UPDATE:  Here is the night photo I just took....ooooooooh, ahhhhhhhhhh....  hehehe!
Thanks for looking!!! :)

10 comments:

Patty said...

Wow!!!!

Tanya said...

Now that is very clever!! Thanks for sharing!

It's Jenn! said...

How fun!!!! What a great idea, beautiful, and it totally spiced up that garland.

Mrs B said...

Great idea!
CindyB

Alison Day said...

Gorgeous!!!!
I wish I had your brainy inspirations (and the time to see them through!!)
Beautiful garland!

Anonymous said...

This is such a great idea. I think I will use it with my first and second grade class as an art project. I will punch a hole in the bottom and knot a strip of ribbon so it can be hung on their tree.Thanks for sharing

Justine said...

Unbelievable!! WOW thank you so much for sharing this. I am signing on to follow you are a tremendous source of inspiration. Thank you Again

Anonymous said...

I love this. I'm going to have to try this myself. Have always wanted to dress my doorway up for Christmas. TSF

Anonymous said...

these are so cool. what a great idea. love them.
suez

LiveLaughScrap said...

This is a great ides. I love it. I think they would make great ornaments too. I might get my DD started on that for next year. Then she can give them to her friends and she will have made them herself.
Lori