13 Nov 2012

Tuesday Tip - Christmas Chains


I reckon everyone has made their own Christmas Crackers at some time, or at least knows how to make them.  Get the inner of a kitchen roll - cover with paper - add what ever for the inside  (you can buy the pulling/banger piece in craft stores)- pretty up the edges - and you have your own homemade cracker!

Thought I would show you another Christmas idea - using the inner roll of either kitchen or toilet rolls



using some left over wrapping paper   
                                 

use a glue stick and cover the cardboard tube



and roll on the wrapping paper     



 when that's done, cut into varying sizes - wide and/or narrow however you want....



like this...


 and make a few...



Cut some Whole....but also cut some to join up with each other....this next video may help show you what I mean...




 (before someone says, I know I had the Top still on the Glossy Accents!....I was just showing the idea)



You can make the chains as long as you like...




Varying lengths can be hung up around your room, or added to your Christmas tree - How about adding extra Sparkle too here and there



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 This could make a very good project to do with the kids during the holidays
or when you are watching TV




So start saving those inner tubes


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14 comments:

  1. Cool ides Ann. We love the home made decorations. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. these bring back wonderful memories, great job!

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    1. Thanks Laurie, life can get very commercialised, especially this time of year, so I think it is nice to step back a bit and actually 'make' things.

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  3. I remember making these! Thanks for the tip Ann, very fun!

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    1. You're welcome Nora, surprising how many people have remembered doing these as kids :)

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  4. Christmas crackers is something we don't have in Greece, BUT maybe this year we will have some :) Thank you Ann, that was a lovely idea!
    Warm regards.

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    1. Hi Konstantina, I thought everyone had Christmas crackers, but I guess you have other things that we don't...so it all balances out..lol. Glad you enjoyed this post :)

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  5. Thats is a great idea! thanks for sharing.. Hugs!!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed this idea Mari Jose. Many thanks :)

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  6. it looks great and easy to do, thanks!

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  7. You use left handed scissors! ;)
    We had Christmas chains that were so long they went around the living room 2x's! (and we had a BIG living room!)

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    1. Yes, left-handed scissors, makes life so much easier...yay! Your Christmas chains sounded brilliant, think I would have had to start saving those inners at the beginning of the year though to have enough to go round 2x...lol.

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