- paper cut into strips of various lengths - I used various reds; in the inspiration project, Martha recycled holiday greeting cards
- hole punch
- paper fasteners
- festive string/cord for hanging
I cranked out a whole bunch of these sitting in front of the TV and then wound some gold elastic cord around one of the fasteners on each to make a loop for hanging.
I love all the sentimental ornaments (made when I was young, given to me throughout the years, etc.) on the tree at my parents' house, but I'm also a big fan of a uniform look when it comes to tree decorating, so I'm quite pleased with how this turned out. And it really was inexpensive - most of the paper I had on hand but spent maybe $2.50 on some more, about $2.50 on the fasteners, $2 on the gold elastic cord for hanging, and $8.50 on lights (buy one get one free at CVS). And I have plans to make a skirt out of a $5 (half off with coupon!) tablecloth from Target...