Have a very menstrual Christmas with ornaments made of tampons

A roundup of inspiring holiday craft ideas for bleeders everywhere.

Topics: Broadsheet, Christmas, Hanukkah, Love and Sex,

Is your period cramping your holiday cheer? Kudos to Boing Boing for pointing out this hilarious Web site devoted to turning tampons into crafty Christmas and Chanukah decorations. Looking for a unique tree topper or menorah? Soft and absorbent ornaments? All you need are six cardboard tampon applicators, popsicle sticks, a small drill, a glue gun — and two X chromosomes.

Sarah Karnasiewicz is a freelance writer and photographer based in Brooklyn, N.Y. Until recently, she was senior editor at Saveur magazine; prior to that she was deputy Life editor at Salon. She has contributed to the New York Times, the New York Observer and Rolling Stone, among other publications. For more of her work, visit thefastertimes.com/streetfood and Signs and Wonders.

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