I decided I wanted a little something to dress up my mantel this year and remembered a post I saw at one time with garland made from cut out magazines. I thought it was a cute idea, so I dug out my old Budget Travel magazines and started cutting.
I guess I had forgotten how tedious it was to cut out circles without using a dye cut. So if you have access to something that will automatically do it for you, skip the scissors! My circles are not the most even circles I have ever cut, but from a distance you can't even tell.
After I cut out the circles, I stacked four of them together and sewed them into a strand. Once they were sewn together, I just bent the circles to create a 3-D ball of sorts.