How's your Christmas list coming along? Have you stashed away all the gifts you'll be giving, this year? Well, if you need any ideas for wrapping those presents, Susan from Organized 31 has some great ideas for you.
"Growing up, Christmas Eve was always spent at my maternal grandma’s house. She passed years ago, but this time of year I am always thinking of her," reminisces Shanna at Restoration Redoux. "One thing I have of hers is her sewing basket. I was looking through it the other day and found a package of vintage buttons. They had been in there forever, so I decided to make a button ornament with them."
Over at Remodelando la Casa, Cristina admits that she cannot throw away empty ribbon spools. She's found ways to use them before, so sometimes in between projects she gets quite a stash of spools. Recently, her collection inspired a neat Christmas decor project.
"Every year in our family we make ornaments," says Amy at Stow & Tell U. This is an extended family tradition, so it takes some creativity to come up with ornaments that can be made without spending a bundle on supplies. "This year we made twig
Christmas trees using cardboard from cereal boxes and soda cartons, and twigs collected out of the yard," Amy tells us.
Kathy from Petticoat Junktion has some fun collections of vintage objects that she's gathered over the years. These include antique toys and leather pouches, which she's incorporated into her Christmas decor this year.
It's not too late to have an advent calendar....especially one you can make yourself using things you probably already have at hand. Check out this merry and bright Christmas advent calendar made by Jamie at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.
Sounds heavy, doesn't it? In all actuality, it's not entire pieces of furniture that Debi from Debi's Design Diary is hanging on her tree--she's hanging pieces of furniture. And boy, do they look great!
At this time of year, glass ball ornaments are easy to find. You probably have some of your own, or can get some very easily. If you'd like to do something fun to personalize your tree, Crystal from Little Bit Funky has a darling idea.
When Sara from Thrifty Treasures spotted this tree top that had been thrown out, she was more than happy to give it a new home. "When your tree lights stop working, don't toss it, make a smaller tree!" she suggests.
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