I have been having SO MUCH FUN cutting paper snowflakes, and I thought you might enjoy them too. If you're down, here are a few fun suggestions for using up all that junk mail clogging up your box.
1. First, try your hand at this adorable junk mail snowflake tutorial courtesy of Michele Made Me blog. It is so fun to start cutting away, and then slowly unfold to see what design you created. The possibilities are endless. I cut hearts into mine so I can leave them hanging all the way through February! I never want to take pretty Christmas decor down when I'm supposed to. Problem solved.
2. Gather the polygon-shaped bits that fall as you trim your snowflakes to save for New Year's Eve confetti, or to toss into a package as extra-festive padding.
3. Use the leftover heart-shaped cutouts to stuff your Valentine's Day cards, incorporate into a crafty collage piece, or leave a trail of them for your sweetheart to follow...you know what I'm talkin' bout.
I have a lot of fun finding ways to use, reuse, and use-all-up various things around our house. When I found that perfect tutorial for junk mail snowflakes, I instantly knew how to breathe a second, third, and fourth life into the catalogs I receive by mail. (Note: Anthropologie's monthly mailings, splashed in saturated colors and patterns, make THE BEST junk mail snowflakes) You could also use newspaper, flyers, magazines, etc.
I turned my snowflakes into a pretty garland for our living room by attaching them with washi tape to red & white twine. I think I'll whip one up for my office, too.
Now, go run to the mailbox, grab a pair of scissors, and get to creatin'! Happy December. x