Day 2: Canning Jar Lid Christmas Tree Wall Art
WELCOME TO DAY 2 OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA Challenge.
I scored these lovely used and somewhat rusty canning jar lids at a local thrift store for 5 cents a piece. I picked up the picture frame for free at the “Use It or Lose It” event (same place I picked up the vinyl records – re yesterday’s post).
My passion is to reuse or repurpose things in anyway I can. A ton of my inspiration comes from fellow bloggers (who have fabulous ideas) and of course Pinterest.
When I first posted about the wonderful junk I got at the “Use It or Lose It” event, it was suggested I use the lids as art on the wall. With Christmas being the next big season, I decided to make my lids into Christmas tree wall art.
I removed the glass (saved it for another project) used green construction paper to cover the existing picture and used hot glue to attach my lids to the paper. I embellished with some jingle bells to look like mini ornaments.
I struggled with what to use for the trunk of my tree and the inspiration came to me when I was making some cork ornaments (stay tuned they will be in another post ). I glued four corks on for the trunk of the tree and a star ornament(which I found in my stash) for the tree topper.
If you haven’t noticed yet, I like things that exude simplicity and I’m ok with imperfection, as a matter of fact that’s usually what I like most about the things I create, they are not perfect but unique – sort of like me!!! And ya know what…I think that is A Wandaful Thing!!!!
Like the bells!
Love it….this is sooooo you…Continue on with your marvelous ideas !! 🙂 <3
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