WednesDIY//Up-Cycled Christmas Ornaments

Our apartment is booming with projects– the cooking, crafting & holiday bustle type of projects.  Naturally, I can’t help but feel grateful for this time of the year. In particular, I am most jubilant because I have finished more projects in the past two weeks than I have in the past two months.  But so creative habits often flow with such waves and valleys.

As we began decorating our tree ( a potted pine tree, which doubles as a great adoption to our plant family), it felt a bit sparse and incomplete.  Not wanting to start my car yet another time & buy yet MORE THINGS, I decided to make some simple paper ornaments from my Grandma’s crocheting books. In the end, they balanced out the tree and hang as a constant reminder of all the strong, creative women I come from.

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You may also notice there is twine tucked between the branches.  To save energy and to avoid buying MORE THINGS, we decided not to  use any lights this year. Initially, I thought that I would miss the twinkle, but the re-purposed twine makes me smile every time I see our tree. 

 

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