Unbelievably, Christmas Day and Cardboard Recycling Day (capitalized on purpose) happened simultaneously this year. It was an amazing day.
After a beautiful morning together opening gifts and sitting in the warm winter sun drinking tea on our living room floor, we headed out to blow bubbles and examine the recycling piles for sturdy and colorful cardboard…we were not disappointed. The beautiful leftover boxes I collected, as well as metallic and wood grain(!) cardboard scraps were definitely highlights.
These days between Christmas and New Year’s have been a wonderful mash up of cleaning and organizing the house for the New Year, sewing, cardboard crafting, and reflecting on what a great year 2012 has been.
These are a few of the cardboard projects I’ve put together in the last few days:
- Gift tags: made from tracing tags we received on our packages this year.
- Gift bags and boxes: decorated with saved paper scraps.
- Holiday ribbon organizer: ribbons we’ll be using for Valentine’s Day.
- Mismatched Cardboard Portfolio: I took apart and traced an old folder to make this.
Goodbye 2012 and thank you! See you all next year…