Paper Party

"My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky." ~ William Faulkner

'Tis the Season for Holiday parties!! This past week, I felt as though my annual work party needed an extra festive touch... despite no budget and no time, its amazing what you can do with a pile of scrap paper, a lunch break, and enthusiastic coworkers!

Besides traditional snowflake cut outs, I did a quick internet search for paper crafts and found a few that could be whipped up in a snap... paper rosettes and paper ornaments. For the rosettes, cut two long rectangles, accordion fold them, and fold in half. Open up the accordion halves, making a fan and staple both fans together to form a whole circle. For the ornament, cut two long strips of paper, to medium length strips, and one short. Stack the strips together, long, medium, short, medium, long and staple the one end together. Bunch up the strips to align the other end and staple it as well. We had a lot of fun as we transformed the plain white scrap paper for a wintery look but you can use colorful paper such as wrapping paper scraps, magazine pages, etc. for any occasion that needs dressing up! Once they were all hung by rustic jute string, I added some white twinkle lights, and the company library was finally ready for a party!



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