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« on: October 19, 2011 02:26:59 AM »


I thought I'd try my hand at making some Christmas decorations. I'm not sure whether I'll hang them on a tree or just around the place haphazardly, what do you think?

The red and gold fabric ribbon was found at a thrift store last year and I've had no idea what to do with it, so was the gold trim down the bottom (ornate!) and the wine charms and earrings I used to decorate the centers were found over a few months over a few thrift stores with a bit of luck.

A couple of thrift items, some glue, a needle and thread and some nights of casual crafting and here they are!

I'm really pleased with how they've turned out.




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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011 02:30:02 AM »

They are really unusual and very festive. What a good idea.
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2011 02:36:46 AM »

They're excellent.
You could string them too over a door or a fireplace.
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2011 12:53:50 PM »

so sweet! how big are they?
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2011 03:10:22 PM »

so sweet! how big are they?

Thanks, they're about the size of the palm of my hand. I'll try to remember to put something next to things I make for scale because you're right, you can't tell from the picture.
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2011 09:17:10 AM »

I really like them! They look nice on the tree, but also across a window sill or fireplace!
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2011 01:14:26 PM »

They are lovely Smiley Such a great idea for using up scraps of left over ribbon x
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