Everyday when I open my mailbox it’s filled with paper ads. Credit card ads, Roofing companies, pizza deliveries etc. My stomach turns when I think about how much paper we throw away on a daily basis and how much it goes to waste. So why not use the paper ads and turn them into something fun and beautiful?!
This also reflects the last blog post I did on how to save money. I spend about 1-2$. And here are the the things you need:
- Your paper ads – use the carton ones, glossy, non gloss, doesn’t matter how much text, you will not know what it says afterwards. There are a couple election ads in there too 🙂
- Exacto knife or scissors
- Ruler to create the shape you like
- Transparent paper, parchment paper, vellum paper
I created a star template and traced those on my ads, cut out the shapes of the stars and then the inside. I used different sizes to use as much paper as possible and to minimize the waste. You can easily involve your kids on this too, it’s not that difficult.
Then I added glue to the outside and placed it on the transparent paper.
I put something heavy on the stars while they were drying, so they wouldn’t wave and stay flat.After cutting of the outsides, I used double sided tape and put them on every window. Depending on the weather, the light creates a magical Winter Wonderland in our house.