Showing posts from November, 2022

The $5 Ceramic Christmas Tree

  I know what you're thinking...a ceramic tree...for $5?  But, if you know me, you know I am the most frugal (aka 'cheap') gal around sooo, when I saw these two trees on Marketplace for $10 I couldn't message the seller fast enough!  W elcome to the 'Do It Over' Designers blog hop.  We are a group of bloggers who love to recycle/upcycle/DIY.  I'm happy to host this hop and I hope you'll visit everyone to see what they have to share with you.  Their links will be listed at the end of this post. I was on my way in minutes and came home with these two little beauties: The tree on the left is today's focus.   It's about 11 inches tall.   That green crackle finish?  Not my favorite.    It was also from PartyLite - R emember those home parties? I gave it a good cleaning with soap and water and let it dry.  Next, it went outside for some white paint.  There were some chips (see the top?) but I didn't care.  The chipped side could be turned to the ba

Mini Tart Tin Ornaments

Thanksgiving is upon us and Christmas, well, you know, it's been in the stores since August!     I've been trying to decide what to do with a collection of mini tart tins found over the summer at an estate sale.  At first, I thought I'd make a wreath and even though I had a bag full of them , it would be a small wreath.  Plan B?  Make some ornaments!   I started by punching a hole in the top using my Crop a Dile Big Bite. To decorate, I pulled out my box of vintage jewelry and started sifting through it.  There was a bracelet in pieces that I saved - knowing I'd find something to do with them.   Today was that day!  I picked the piece that was the best fit and dipped the edges in some E6000. I placed it in the tin and left it to dry.   Some silver ribbon was looped through the hole and the ornament was done. How's that for quick and easy? Next came the poinsettia pin.  I removed the block of wood from a mini bottle brush tree and glued it in the center of the tin. I

Vintage Satin Ornament

November is here and, for many of us, our thoughts turn to the holidays.  If you have scraps of fabric taking up space I have the perfect way to use them and create new ornaments for your Christmas tree.   It's time once again for  The Sustainable Pinterest Challenge , a group of bloggers who are challenged to recreate a pin from Pinterest focused on sustainability. Many thanks to  Julie from Sum of Their Stories   for hosting.  This month we are sharing something 'Christmas'.  My inspiration came from this pin but I decided to 'glam it up' a bit with some vintage satin.   It all started with a clear plastic ornament from the dollar store. It came with a nice silver cord that could be used for hanging. Cut a square of fabric large enough to go around your ornament.  This was a piece of satin from a vintage wedding gown.  I can't give you a size since it depends on the size of your ornament.  Wrap it around the ornament and use a rubber band to secure it around t