Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Reader Question: What Would Michele Do?


I received an interesting email the other day from a bloggy friend, Kapila. Here is her letter, edited for brevity:

Dear Michele,

I'm sure you've come across these before. They are made out of strips of paper laid 90° to one another, and folded over, a concept similar to the paper chains you made. I've only ever used these to decorate our Norfolk Island pine (which doubles as a living Christmas tree in December!) as they are light and lovely. But after seeing your imaginative recycled crafts, I wondered what you would do with these paper chains besides make garlands out of them. Yes, I did wonder: WWMD? (What would Michele do?)


Many thanks for looking, Michele!

Cheers,

Kapila

Thanks so much for your letter, Kapila.

What would I do, indeed. Hmm. It's a quandary. Well I could probably think of something. Eventually. But let me turn the question over to you, dear reader. A little interaction sound like fun? What would YOU suggest I do with Kapila's lovely paper chains? Any ideas? Any fantastical inventions spring to mind? Let's hear 'em!

Have a lovely day!

13 comments:

  1. I think you could try a cursive font.

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  2. An elaborate child's spring wreath with lots of paper flowers, then a necklace and a bracelet and as a top challenge I would throw in a circle skirt! Ha! What do you think Michele?
    Ok. Now the image of the skirt is haunting me! I'll be stuck with it all day!!

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  3. make pop up cards for mothers day or fathers day ?

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  4. yes its really interesting,i think it will look more smart if you wrap n paste it around any card box..it will be unique..isnt it?

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  5. As Kelly O. suggested, I always used them for pop ups in cards before little sticky foam pads were available!

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  6. I've seen them used as little wreaths on cards - when I was a kid I used ribbon and made them as bracelets.

    It was in my mind to use them for one of my one-hundred snowmen (before she ever posed the question). ;)

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  7. We always made those chains for Christmas decorations.... they make me think of legs... lots of legs.... and bugz.. spiders and lizards and things....
    the cursive font idea is delicious...
    Hugz

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  8. Necklaces! Belts!

    Make a mobile with a coat hander and paper butterflies and use these instead of string.

    These make aswesome frog tongues for kid made paper frogs.

    Make r-e-a-l-l-y skinny ones and try to knot or crochet them.

    Headbands? with a paper rosette?

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  9. Hi..glad you liked the loo roll variations lol...going to hang the Christmas ring l made on the newly decorated craft room wall over my desk l think..still love the idea a lot
    Loving the embroidery too...inspirational as always
    I'll be giving the paper chain a thought or two a rainbow coloured one for the roof of the craft room!
    Hugs Suz x

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  10. I was thinking if you cut them into shorter lengths they would look very cute one end taped in the middle of a gift wrapped present with a bow in the middle.

    Or
    Cut them a length they can be made into a circle and slip on plastic drinking glasses for a quick idea to spruce up the cups for a party

    Ann Flowers

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  11. Robot Book Ends.. Or Crazy alien bookends... I'm seeing a box with legs and arms...

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  12. Hi Michele, when I was a kid I made them into snakes by painting eyes and mouth on one end and tie a colorful rag on the other end as tail. This is a great game, love it! Hugs Nat

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