Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Before we left for our trip, I was all kinds of nervous to fly. I've flown dozens of times, but somehow I always go through the same motions before embarking on an airplane adventure. This time around I tried to handle my fear differently, and did some reading on ways to overcome your fear of flying, and you know what?! It helped.
Part of my memory from this trip was the positive experience I had flying. This was the trip I took that got me that much closer to overcoming my fear. So to remember that, I wanted to make something out of my boarding pass.
I usually keep my boarding pass from all my flights, but usually they just end up stuck in my passport wallet until the next trip. So this time I wanted to make something that was a positive reminder of the experience I had.
Paper crafts are a great way to incorporate those ticket stubs, fliers, maps etc. that you want to hold onto. I've been really intrigued lately by origami and using paper as a medium for sculpture, so I decided that I would try my hand at making pin wheels. I thought it was a great way to symbolize the magic of flying and wind and air, so what better kind of paper to use than my boarding pass!
There are tons of tutorials online that show you how to make a pinwheel I used thisone and modified it a bit so I could put mine on a stick. If pinwheels aren't your thing, it would be fun to make paper cranes or tiny envelopes and stuff them with fun little memories from your trip. Not only is this a great way to create a meaningful keepsake, but it's also a great way to recycle! So hang on to all those paper mementos from your next trip, and make a long lasting keepsake.
Posted by Alessia at Wednesday, January 25, 2012