ornaments

Recycle Your Old Greeting Cards

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I needed some “safe” ornaments for my tree this year. (I have two pet ferrets and three cats.) So, I gathered up some old greeting cards, mail envelopes, and wrapping paper scraps. I also used toilet paper tube rolls for this project to add strength. I was very happy with the results. My goal was to make them as simply as possible. I just don’t have all of the time in the world and wanted something cute that the animals wouldn’t eat or break. The two minute video tutorial can be found here. Thanks for visiting and have a great holiday season!

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Simplistic Decor

image: childrencenter.net

image: childrencenter.net

These are so easy. When I make these, I use paper scraps and brads (the little clasps you find on envelopes). But you could use staples; it’s much easier. Make these in any size and hang them from thread or fishing line – so festive!

Felt + Wool =’s Awesome!

image: decor4all.com

image: decor4all.com

How cute is this? A little felt, a little wool, some thread, and ribbon – it’s pure fancy! I found the wool balls for sale online, but would much rather make my own. There is a felt artist that I admire. The artist is Hine Mizushima. I will show a sampling of the art below. I would really love to spend more time with this material. The art form is called needle-felting. Felt can be made from natural fibers such as wool or with synthetic fibers such as acrylic. It can be a rather long process, but would be a fun thing to do during car rides. Here is a beginner video.

image: store.ornamentea.com

image: store.ornamentea.com

image: Hine Muzushima

image: Hine Muzushima