I was inspired by Michael’s 50% off sale on Ek Tools. Like Cricut cartridges, Ek tools create dimensional punched paper. I bought the flower punch and, beginning with this one tool, I punched the Christmas cards into long strips, curled them into flowers and glued on a miniature clothespin. I finished each with a small candle.
I intend to clip the paper candle/flowers to the tips of the branches. One of the nicest aspects of the craft is the conservation of paper. One medium sized card = one flower. Roger suggested that I modify my craft by painting the clothespins gold. That’s a good idea. I’m considering concealing the base of each flower with ribbon.
I’ll be making a second trip to Michael’s to see if the Ek Tools are the answer to my garland quest. Perhaps there’s something I can do to cut more intricate garland and link it together.