Wednesday, November 18, 2009

RECYCLING IS A GOOD THING!

This year our Etsy Team is making handmade Christmas Ornaments for our tree in the window display at the Green Spot downtown Coos Bay.


Little houses made from card stock, glitter and glue

I surprise myself sometimes!

I made handmade garland out of paper stock and vintage images and strung a silver beaded garland through them.

I also made my stocking with parts from this lampshade that I had just lying around gathering dust and turned it to something happy and festive!


Here are the parts I recycled from that shade.
Yep, I just ripped them apart.

Here is my stocking made using some of those parts.

Well this was fun! What are you doing to create for Christmas?

I love Christmas!!

14 comments:

slommler said...

I love Christmas too and I am amazed that it has crept up so quickly!! I am making paper and beaded ornies. And I don't know what all else. Still thinking about it
Hugs
SueAnn

Mica said...

Mama you surprise me everyday! That is really cleaver! I love what you did with old junk laying around. That gives me some ideas to do with a lampshade I have just like that! I just love re-purposing things! Great job! Love ya!

Me

Lydia said...

You look like you had so much fun! Isn't it great to create for the holidays? :)Super ideas!

A Dancing Mango said...

Patti.. I missed you so much, I was gone for ten days.
So nice to be back and looking at your wonderful things, I am amazed at how you are growing and just doing what your heart is telling you to.
Love everything you are doing, and how great to be connected in a way that you are with this group of girls..
Love you, Darlene xo

Lori Garbarino said...

Oh My, you did have fun!!!!! You and Mica are so very creative! I haven't sat to create in so long, my body aches for it!

I so love going junking around my house! as a matter of fact I will be doing that this evening!

Love you Momma!!!!

Lori

Lori Garbarino said...

make sure you post pictures of where you put the stocking and garland!

Love ya

Lori

Bevie said...

Well look at you Patti....I love all that you've created and shared with us. I sat most of the day making little ornies...will have to post them on my blog. What fun it is to know they will hang on someone's tree...hint hint..eheheheh!!! huggles!!!

Bevie said...

Well look at you Patti....I love all that you've created and shared with us. I sat most of the day making little ornies...will have to post them on my blog. What fun it is to know they will hang on someone's tree...hint hint..eheheheh!!! huggles!!!

Vickie said...

How fun! You did such a nice thing. I love reusing things. I told a friend who is doing a Harley theme tree for a charity to not throw away the paper bag that she got with the ornaments she bought. I'm going to cut the emblems out and make a tree topper for her! Love the garland!

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi Patti, I just love the decorations you have been creating for Christmas, everything is so lovely!! It is really fun to re-purpose something, you have some great ideas here!!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, your sweet words made my day!
Hugs, Carol Anne

Linsart said...

Patti, Great to recycle, and you did an awesome job on the stocking and decorations ! Great ideas, you just wonder where they come from sometimes, right? Excelllent, my creative friend!
I love Christmas too !
Lin

Mollye said...

Hey Patti, Thanks for visiting and I've got to tell you these wee houses are the cutest little things I've ever seen. What a creative mind you have girl. Love em! Mollye

kimberly said...

isn't it fun when you surprise yourself?.....i just love creativity....and hoping i get some time to do some myself before this special season is upon us....you shouldn't really be so surprised anymore patti....you just seem to have a never ending creative soul!! :-)
hugs,
kimberly

Jann said...

How beautiful and clever!