Day 9: Oranaments from Recycled Toilet Tissue Tubes

WELCOME TO DAY 9 OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA CHALLENGE.

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If you have been reading this blog for any length of time then you probably know that I have a hard time throwing things out, I prefer to recycle, reuse or repurpose whenever possible. I had a pretty big stash of toilet tissue paper tubes waiting to be turned into wall art or Christmas ornaments.

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Day 8: Vinyl Serving Bowls

WELCOME TO DAY 8 OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA CHALLENGE.

What do Roseanne Cash, Janie Fricke and Tina Turner (vinyl LP)have in common in my household??

They became serving bowls for some of my christmas goodies!!!

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Remember the vinyl records I picked up at the “Use it or Lose it” event (I’ve mentioned a few times before…) one of them turned into my Vinyl Snowman wall hanging (see below) and three more became serving bowls.

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There are lots of tutorials on-line to melt vinyl LP records into various objects. Here is a link to the one I used and pretty much followed it to the letter. Continue reading Day 8: Vinyl Serving Bowls

Day 6: Urn Planter Door Stoop Decoration

WELCOME TO DAY 6 OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA CHALLENGE.

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Today’s FABULOUS idea comes from The Surly Mermaid.  She is a good friend of mine and does monthly “snippet” blog posts here at A Wandaful Thing.  She has many other talents besides her quirky , off the cuff writing style and she is sharing one with us today. Continue reading Day 6: Urn Planter Door Stoop Decoration

Day 5: Light fixture turned candle sconce

WELCOME TO DAY 5 OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA CHALLENGE.

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Here is yet another example of a reused/repurposed thrift store item.   Continue reading Day 5: Light fixture turned candle sconce

Day 4: Outdoor Decorations

WELCOME TO DAY 4 OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA CHALLENGE.

Here is a quick glimpse at my outdoor decorations so far this year.

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We recently  had two  feet of snow….that I don’t think we really expected :), ok perhaps I was the one oblivious to the actual amount expected.

I think the snow adds a bit of class to the pictures, don’t you??? 🙂
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Day 3: Jingle Bell Candlesticks

 WELCOME TO DAY 3 OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA CHALLENGE.

Simple, easy, elegant and sooooooo inexpensive.

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Have you ever just been somewhere (in this case the Dollar Tree) and you see something that is completely plain and simple and an idea pops in your head. That’s how these candlesticks came about.

I was at the Dollar Tree picking up gift bags and tissue and I saw these little jingle bell bracelets.

 

Not knowing what I’d do with them (wear one, use as a stocking stuffer or perhaps a cat toy) I tossed a few in the cart and thought to myself, oh you’ll find something to use them for later. I walked by a box on the floor that had glass candlesticks sitting in them (they hadn’t even made it to the shelf).

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My first thought was – these are those candlesticks people make the Redneck wine glasses with, I should buy some and make Redneck wine glasses for next summer on the patio.

I put them in the cart and put the bracelets on top of them and BOOM – lightbulb….I wondered if the bracelets would fit around the candlestick??? Yep they sure did.

Now when I got home, I thought I was pretty smart, all that and a bag of chips!!! I decided to check on-line and Pinterest to see if anyonelse had done this and OF COURSE they did…..dah!!!

So to all you other crafty folks out there I SALUTE you!!! Well done, pat on the back (insert applause  here).

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Even though I wasn’t the first to come up with this, I still think it is A Wandaful Thing!!!

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.

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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. Continue reading Day 2: Canning Jar Lid Christmas Tree Wall Art