January Creative Projects

I’m holding myself to my goal of making what I want, when I want. For January, that meant not a lot, as I adjusted to a new school semester. But I did do a few things.

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I saw a video on facebook that demonstrated how to make paper stars or snowflakes using paper lunch bags. I have a ton of lunch bags and thought I’d make one myself. It’s hanging in my kitchen window and I really like it there. It’s also a really easy project, so I prepped some kits to mail to my nieces and nephews.

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I really love paper snowflakes and find cutting them to be relaxing once I remember how to fold the paper correctly (there is always one where my folds and my cuts result in confetti instead of a snowflake). I’d been really intrigued by the more intricate snowflakes I’ve seen on pinterest, so freehanded the templates on scrap paper and held my breath. I’m really pleased with how they came out, though!

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Finally, I’ve always considered myself politically active and engaged, however this past fall and now the first 15 days of the new administration have made it clear to me that I need to really step up my game in this regard. I made this sign (front and back) to carry at the Women’s March in Washington. In some ways, creating is how I best express myself, so I suspect that more politically motivated making will be made in the coming months.