Saturday, December 10, 2011

Junkmail Snowflakes - Possibility #1







I showed you how to make them HERE. So now what? Well, here we go...

Junkmail Snowflakes - Possibility #1: The Wall Blizzard

Pros of the junkmail wall blizzard:
  • Free. 
  • Nice activity that permits one to watch a lovely movie, sing sweet Christmas carols, or do leg exercises whilst accomplishing.
  • Warm.
  • Reminds one of old-time cozy flannel pajamas.
  • Still safe to go outside. 
  • There's nothing to shovel.
  • Stunningly pretty.
  • And of course...
 RAINBOW-y.

Cons of the junkmail wall blizzard:
  • Time and perseverance are required to fold, cut, press, and tape up a whole beautiful blizzard. 
  • Forced to pick one favourite snowflake by family. 
  • Sudden urges to hug the walls.
  • Once up, likely to stay up there for good.
  • And, oddly, quite...
MESMERIZING.
 

Prepare to be distracted.


Have yourself a fantastic weekend. I'll be back on Tuesday.  ♥M

49 comments:

  1. I made these with a home schooling group yesterday and they LOVED it!

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  2. Hi Michele, ♥ You & ♥ Your Awesome snowflakes! it seems a huge wall art with lots of beautiful colors!
    What a ♥ly Junk :) thanks for sharing!

    p.s ♥ is copied from your M♥..thanks ♥

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  3. You're awesome. I love your wall. Mark wants to know how you stuck them there.

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  4. My goodness. The intricate cutting is stunning.

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  5. Wow!! What a lovely blizzard this is!
    Yesterday I tried to find the right twigs to make some shoe ornaments but no luck!! However I am not letting go of that idea :P
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  6. Wonderful wall, perhaps I should be looking at my junk mail with more smiles and less scowls.
    Carol xx

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  7. Wow!!! Michele you are a junk mail genius!! Your snow flake wall looks amazing!!! So, inspiring!!!!

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  8. It is beautiful. My son is great at making intricate snowflakes. I am definitely going to be showing him these ones.

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  9. These really are amazingly beautiful .I haven't had any pretty junkmail for ages . just a4 copy paper begging letters ;
    Ah!!! I have had the grocery shop offers.I'll pick a few up when in the Co,op

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  10. I do love these *& have wondered--now, why didn't I think of that? Thanks

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  11. they are so much prettier on a white wall... I was not impressed by them yesterday and didn't give them much thought, but this post shows them to perfection! thank you for the idea!

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  12. Your snowflakes look spectacular. Thanks so much for the tutorial. Hugs Mrs A.

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  13. Me again, I've had such an inspiring day selling my work and buying vintage treasure and coming home to look at this is...... just wow!
    I have a pile of beautiful magazines just calling out for being cut and folded into these.....

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  14. Thanks everyone!

    Amy (and Mark):

    This is what I used, which I just happened to have around:

    Scotch Magic Tape

    I just cut tiny little strips and rolled them up and stuck them to the back near the edges of the flakes (in many places).

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  15. Страхотни, красиви и изумително нежни снежинки. Браво, много ми харесват. Всяка ваша публикация е пълна с очарование и красота. Успех и Весела Коледа.

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  16. I adore your blizzard. While I do love to shovel, I think I could be persuaded to stay inside and stare at this wall for hours.

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  17. OH MY GOODNESS! Freaking A-W-E-S-O-M-E ! What a blizzard; one I wouldn't mind being in the middle of!

    Merry Christmas
    hugz

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  18. Wow! That's my kind of blizzard!

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  19. Forgot to leave a message here but Pinned your fabulous snowflakes on Pintrest a couple of days back wonderful as always Michele
    Merry Christmas x

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  20. I never thought I would see the day where I wished I had junk mail!!

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  21. I love this sort of blizzard - those are beautiful photos of you too! I have been spotting your junk mail snowflakes everywhere in blogland. They are truly lovely.

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  22. I just found your blog and I love it. I am going to rummage in my recycling box for junk mail today. Thanks for your amazingly clever ways to recycle and make beautiful crafts!........Denise

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  23. Michele - they are just absolutely lovely! Michael

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  24. Just beautiful Michele! I would easily get mesmerised looking at this wall mosaic!

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  25. Ah, Michele, love this post. Good to see your face peeking out from behind your creations.

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  26. Sooooo love these....made some out of music paper, newspaper sale circulars & the funnies and trying map paper next.....thank you Michele

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  27. Very, very pretty. I think the hanging up would be the tough part.

    One year we hang a bunch of them from the ceiling in K's room. They stayed there for several years...every so often one would fall eventually there were only two and I decided maybe I should get a ladder down and remove them as well as the thumb tacks and extra string. :)

    Nope - not an immaculate housekeeper - especially in the girls' rooms.

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  28. How beautiful, and yes, mesmerizing. It seems a very good pair of scissors is required, do have any recommendations? Thanks for the inspiration, Michele.

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  29. Simply, I don't know what to say... So many ideas and I'm going to try it by my own! If you have time, please visit my blog, it's new, but I'd be happy to hear what you think about my work.
    Thanks for inspiring me. Hanuszka from Poland

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  30. Wow, I just saw your idea on the Sketchbook blog and was linked to your blog. Wonderful ideas... I will be reading your work to see what you do next. Thanks!

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  31. Hi Linda,

    I use my regular craft scissors (the make is Craft Smart and I purchased them at Michael's a couple of years ago) to make the snowflakes. I like these scissors. They are medium-sized, have a relatively fine point, they seem to be lasting fairly well and keeping their sharpness. I'm by no means a scissors expert, however. For expert product advice maybe check with Jenny at http://www.crafttestdummies.com/

    Hope that helps!

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  32. Thanks Michele, just happen to have a Michael's coupon handy and was wondering what I could enjoy with it! Cheers, Linda

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  33. Ohhh Michele, this is magic! So many different shapes and colours!

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  34. Hi from Spain, I discover your blog trhou the web. I would like to congratulate you for your work.
    I hope you understand my english
    Merry Christmas to you and your family and all your followers.

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  35. Gorgeous!!! Another genius idea, Michele. They are definitely mesmerizing.

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  36. Sorry Michele, I just sent you a message asking you how you make your snowflakes then saw that you have already posted them!!! Daaaa, Lisa

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  37. just gorgeous! ofcourse i'm gonna try to make some!!!

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  38. These are absolutely beautiful!! Now that it's January I'm wishing I'd saved a few of those bajillion catalogs I got last month!! I might try it anyway. It will most likely be the only snowflakes we'll see in Alabama!!

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  39. Hi Michele, I just made a ton of these and stuck them on my wall. BTW, I used tiny bits of blue tack to stick them on. I put them on the wall, put a thick card on top and rub over it, makes it much easier to stick all the tiny and delicate edges.

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  40. I love your blog, you're so creative,
    thank you so much :))))

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  41. j'adoreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  42. I have just discovered your blog and, like others, love these snowflakes! While I don't get a lot of junk mail, a thought just ran thru my mind - use old Christmas wrapping paper! I'm one of those that saves the paper from around a gift because I just KNOW I'll find a use for it! Which, of course, I haven't until now!!!! Someone else may have mentioned this - I didn't go thru all the comments - so, just in case...... lol
    Plus, recycling the old wrapping paper keeps it out of the landfill!!!! Thanks so much for your posts on making them and ideas of where to put them!

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