Tuesday, October 19, 2010

ME Star Garland

I just know cute minds think alike. You do pull out your monthly corresponding ME magazines, don't you? It's always my favorite day of the month. A chance to recall and be delighted yet again by the pages of my most favorite publication ever.

 
I like to think love for our blogging community is an extension of our affection for turning pages knowing something wonderful will be revealed; and because of our community, we now know how to get the "look" for ourselves!

 
 Simply sweet paper stars, vintage as can be. I always hoped I would have some of these one day!

Empty cereal boxes, what would we do without them! Position your image over your cardboard shaped star.

Turn over and trace. Cut out printed paper as well. I adore the writing on vintage cards. Perfectly perfect for the back of the star.

Glue stick in place, nearly there.

Hot glue two pipe cleaner stems around the edges or glitter as in the magazine example.

Hanging from the tree or strung on a garland. the magic of these nostalgic images is all that is needed to create holiday cheer.

Another project admired so many times were the various wooden containers in cherry red and white.


A .50 cent thrift store find, a knowing smile. Magazine Christmas on a Red Wednesday!

39 comments:

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

So very beautiful. Yes I would love the try this I like the woodsy set. My e-mail is mikeboisseau@bellsouth.net and my blog is Daisy Boquet.....

Cindy said...

I was never lucky enough to even see a ME magazine..it must of been like a piece of Heaven..lol

I love it when you ME collectors show some of her makings..please do it monthly!!

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

JunqueMagnet said...

So lovely and cheerful.I did so love that magazine.I would love the blue set should I be so lucky.
www.junquemagnet.blogspot.com

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything about your blog makes me smile...so many pretty things! Hugs to you....and please stop by to enter my giveaway! ♥

Pam @ Frippery said...

I still have all of the ME issues too! Thanks for the inspiration. I just picked up a similar thrifted box from Goodwill. I think it will be white with red too!

Cherry Chick said...

Ms. E...I sure am "envying"your red & white wooden containers. Expecially that cherry one. You make it all so cute!
I must say, too, that you have inspired me to get out my old ME issues tonight and linger over them for some fond memories.

Heather said...

Oh, Love the star idea! Those would look so cute in my son's room! I would love the snowy blue set, if its not already taken!

heather-at-heatherhalesdesigns-dot-com

Lynne said...

The stars are adorable! Thank you so much for the idea. I love both sets...but I think they are spoken for..so sweet of you to offer them!

Jane said...

Love the stars! Thanks for the tutorial! Looks like several have already asked for those you're giving away, but now we know how to make our own. I too love to look through my ME magazines. They never get old!
Jane-Jacksonville

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Elizabeth!
I got your message, thank you so much! Your darling bat is on my blog now - I just noticed it's also the image with my blog on your sidebar. :)

Oh! How I could kick myself in the rumpus! In an act of temporary insanity, I got rid of my old magazines a few years ago. What a noodlehead, huh?! As much as I loved them, I needed room. WAH! I've regretted it ever since.

Your garland is so darling and I so love that you used a cereal box - great recycling and repurposing.

& thanks for the reminder, I wonder if I have anything for Rednesday this week, hmmmmm ...

Happy Rednesday to you,
Sally

Fran. said...

From one ME magazine and decorating blogger to another, You are a rock star!! just like the stars you made!! and out of cereal boxes! How frugal, and I so love to recycle! What size is your star? If you get a cance could you shoot me a comment with it? Thank you so very much!! XO Fran.

Terrie said...

Don't have any ME magazines but am sure that they are GREAT !!!!!
Love your stars AND with four little boys I would love to have a use for empty cerial boxes :)!!!!
LOVE both of your card sets !!!!
If you happen to have any more in the future, please do keep me in mind :)!!!
Love to you !!!!
Terrie
terrie7365@msn.com

Terrie said...

So love every little beautiful thing that you do !!!! Love love love your card sets!!! If you happen to have any left, please do keep me in mind :)!!!!
Happy happy holidays to you !!!!
Terrie
terrie7365@msn.com

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I am sorry to say that I never did get ME, although my Mom did and she shared a few of her magazines with me. I understand it is discontinued at this time ? I should find out if my Mom has kept hers that I can look through.

vivian said...

yup, great minds think a like, I dig out all my ME issues through out the year! I have 10 years of christmas ones out right now! Love your stars!
hugs
vivian

Sandy said...

Oh E!!!!! These are so cute!!!!! I would lov to try this! But not yet....I am still thinking of my pocket tag!!!!! LOL Thanks for the instructions....makes sense when I hear them! LOL I am on the outlook for these kinds of cards now....there are a lot on Ebay! :)

Andrea said...

Hi Elizabeth,
I too have all my ME magazines, I could never ever part with them! they are so inspirational, I miss it very much as I am sure you do too! Your blog is fantastic and I will be looking forward to reading more
Have a lovely evening,
Andrea at Fin and Gabs x

NanE said...

OK, that's it! I'm convinced that some very industrious elves have taken up shop in your craftroom! How do you manage to create the most cutest of cute projects in such abundance? I've barely caught my breath from the last project and just when I think that nothing cuter could possibly come out of your craftroom, aaahh, there it is! I miss ME's magazine, it was my all time fav, nothing even comes close. Thanks for sharing your latest project!
PS: WHY have I been throwing cereal boxes away???

Michle said...

I so loved that magazine. I would love the woodsy set of stars if you so choose. Have a great day.

MIchle

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Oh, I'd love to have either set! I actually think I like the woodland set a tiny bit more, but both are lovely! Love all your gorgeous 'red'-ness! Becky G. camelliacottage1@live.com

Celestial Charms said...

Such beautiful vintage Christmas card stars. Love it! Yes, the vintage fonts would make a great back for the stars. Woo-hoo for vintage cards! ;)
Maureen

The Pink Fawn said...

I just love your star garland! It would be so much fun to be chosen for one of the sets - count me in!

nancy@pinkfawn.com

Pieceful Bits said...

Love your star garland! I purchased a wooden magazine holder this summer at the flea market..hoping to paint it white. It is still sitting in my craft room waiting...and waiting. Perhaps you have inspired me again;)
I took my Halloween garland to work and hung it up in my office window. It sure brightens up my day!! Thanks E for all your inspiration.
(~~)
Julie

Pieceful Bits said...

OH Dear Oh me oh my! I just read your comment on my last blog post.
Those birds are going to have to learn to fly higher. I'm glad you saved the poor thing from the puppy jaws. He must have thought the legs were real peppermint;)

Nan said...

E. I have a box or two of ME Magazines I brought with me from CA. Could NOT part with them as you know how I feel I'm sure. I need to get mine out and look again at the Christmas issues. Thanks for reminding me. I also have some her of Christmas Craft book as well which I have drooled over many times and copied as well. That star garland is a cinch to make too thanks for posting !!! Nan

T's Daily Treasures said...

I have very few MEs and unfortunately don't have any Christmasey ones. :/ I do have a Halloween and/or Fall one that I thumb threw. Lovely creations and yes, cereal boxes certainly do come in handy! Have a wonderful Wednesday. :) Tammy

Pixie said...

another great inspirational idea!

Tracy Suzanne said...

E. you have the neatest as in organized craftroom I have ever seen. Of course it the neatest as in coolest, best, most wonderful too!

Love, love, love the garland.
Hugs...Tracy :)

LBP said...

As always your crafts always inspire and amaze me. I am a magazine hoarder! I have magazines dating back to when I first got married in 1980! I Never got rid of an issue of ME! Loved her projects and miss that magazine!

Blessings

Linda

barncat said...

I really like these stars, I can see them hanging in my home, another thing added to the to do list!

Your box is lovely, so cheery, I love to give a fresh coat of paint to some of my Goodwill finds.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh! I love your red and white painted box! I am heading to the thrift store! Your garland is oh so cute, too. I loved ME magazine and am so hopeful it will be up and running again. Thank goodness for all the back issues we can still draw inspiration from. I hope your day is wonderful! Twyla

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Ive never seen a ME mag but I've seen YOU! And I'm glad! ♥

Home and Heart said...

I am glad to know I am not the only one who has saved her ME mags!! I was HEARTBROKEN when they quit publishing, due to the economy I read. I hope she can start it again!!

suz said...

I never thought of going thru my ME magazines again by month! Elizabeth that is brilliant! I love your stars - they are adorable and have sent my creative thoughts soaring!

craftyles said...

Such a cute idea, Elizabeth. I have every issue of Home Companion and never tear out anything, but save the whole issue to go through again and again. I'm going to make some cute holiday stars!

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

How I love ME--I have so many of her books but alas none of the mags--mine were all destroyed in a flood in our old house!!!

I may have to make some of those stars!!!!

lizzidroege said...

o my gosh i used to cherish ME i am so happy to see the pages inspire once more how lovely, i cannot wait to try those stars and the pipe cleaner as edging wonderfully resourceful
thanks once again
lizzi

mandapanda said...

I've started Christmas crafting already too! lol

bigeyedchick said...

I, too, miss getting my ME magazine in the mail every month. I have saved them all and also get them out when I feel I need inspiration. I think I will go dig out my Christmas issues right now!
I love your blog!
Laurel in MN