My heart is still heavy. So many emotions I was experiencing just two months ago after my brother passed away are resurfacing. It all feels like a bad dream. A dream I know I can't wake up from. To know there is another Kim family aching to see their beloved son, husband and father again is heartbreaking. But once again in the hazy mist of grief there are people in my life who are lifting me up. Friends who call to see how I'm doing. Laughter + smiles from my boys which fill me with hope. And even the process of creating provides me with a bit of joy.
After seeing paper globe ornaments in Martha Stewart's Holiday magazine, I knew I wanted to make my own version. The materials required for this project are minimal. You need a pair of scissors [a paper cutter is even better], hole punch, cardstock [or old Christmas cards], paper fasteners [brads] and string. I wanted some decorations for our family room and was inspired by the colors in this photo.
I printed out simple designs on white cardstock [both sides], but you can always pick up some cute double-sided paper at your local scrapbooking store.
I chose not to make the paper globes into ornaments, rather I put them into bowls and trays. I plan to make another set with Big J for our Christmas tree.
This craft project has endless possibilities--garland, mobiles and even little baskets.
Simple craft. Simple pleasures.