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Christmas in July...with Baseball Bats??

Nothing like waiting till the last minute. right?  With 2 more days left, it's time for the 'Christmas in July' post.

We were at a friend's for a BBQ, when he came to find me saying, "Your husband says I need to show you what's in my garage."  I couldn't imagine what it could possibly be until he showed me these:


He had garbage bags full of them!  Do you know what they are? Well, wait no longer...they are cast-offs from a baseball bat factory. They were being thrown away and he gets them to burn in his fire pit.  Since he knew I was crafty, he offered me as many as I wanted. He also had some bigger pieces, but those I'll save for another post!  
I took them home and thought about what I could do with them. After giving them a good sanding (believe me, they needed it) I decided to turn them into Christmas ornaments.
After painting and sealing them, I wrapped the edges in burlap ribbon and added a cord for hanging.
Here are a couple of individual pics:

These are available for purchase through Apple Street Crafts.  Find me on facebook!


So, tell me, have you started your Christmas projects yet?  Let me know in the comments.  I'd love to visit and see what you're up to!

Updates:
  • Remember my $5 find?  Stop by later this week to see what I finally did with that find!
Have a great weekend, Everyone!

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  1. Love them! I took a Christmas in July chalk paint class and made a Christmas sign. Will be posting it today. please drop by and chat.

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    1. It's never too soon to start those Christmas projects, is it? I will drop by later to see that sign!
      So glad you stopped by!

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  2. These are wonderful. I made a large snowman sign for our front yard its four feet high... same idea totally different sizes. These are absolutely adorable for a tree. Love them.

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    1. Sounds like a few of us have been busy with 'Christmas in July' projects.
      Thanks for visiting the Cottage - come back again soon!

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  3. What a neat find! Too cute! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!
    Kim

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  4. It's hard to tell but how big are they?

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    1. They're about 3 inches wide, Judi.
      Thanks for visiting the Cottage!

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  5. Very cute and oh so creative. Thanks for sharing at DI&DI. you should come over an d en ter my Giveaway for a new blogger template.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I will certainly stop by your blog!

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  6. These are so cute Ann and what an unusual find those bat castoffs were!

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    1. Thanks, Laurie. Believe me, I had to stare at them for awhile before I thought of something!
      So glad you stopped by!

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  7. Well, if these aren't the cutest! Love that you repurposed them from baseball bat scraps! Thanks for sharing @ Vintage Charm--pinning!

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    1. At this point, I'll repurpose almost anything! LOL
      Thanks for stopping by the Cottage.

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  8. I just can't get on board with Christmas in July, I'm happy to wait till end September at the VERY earliest! That said I have no problem with other people doing stuff, these are really cute.
    Isn't it great when people know you are a maker and save stuff for you? These look like they have all sorts of possibilities. Lucky you!

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    1. Thanks, Julie. I'm a person who shops year-round for Christmas - and apparently crafts for it too! LOL
      I'm very fortunate to have friends who save things for me and I have some plans for other baseball bat leftovers - stay tuned.
      I'm so glad you stopped by!

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  9. What a great friend! Love the snowmen! Thanks for sharing at The Blogger's Pit Stop! Roseann from www.thisautoimmunelife.com

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    1. Thank you, Roseann. Yes, he and his wife are wonderful friends!
      I'm so glad you stopped by!

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  10. You turned these cast off pieces into something adorable! I'll bet that these sell in no time!

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    1. Thank you, Paula - I hope you're right!

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  11. These are so cute Ann! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Dishing It & Digging It & congratulations on being featured this week!

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  12. Thank you, Angie. I'm absolutely thrilled to be featured!

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  13. I totally love those, Ann. Featuring them at our next link party, pinning, and sharing to FB. Have a great week.

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  14. These are such adorable ornaments! That's a neat story about the baseball bats, too. Thanks for linking up with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week.

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