Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Christmas Hint #1 -- Get Started NOW!

Get out the decorations and Christmas cards now, before things get too busy. Figure out what you need to buy, fix, or put in the discard pile to be used for miscellaneous decorating projects. For example, many of last year’s cards can be cut down to make tags for this year’s gifts.

Small odds & ends, ribbon remnants, and broken decorations can be glued onto wreaths or pine cones.

Small, shabby ornaments can be piled into a glass jar or bowl and combined with odd pieces of tinsel or ribbon for a table or windowsill decoration.

Skimpy tinsel remnants can be twisted together to form swags or used as ribbon when wrapping gifts.

Repainting old glass ornaments can be a fun family project. It’s a whole lot like decorating Easter Eggs.

Here are the Christmas items for sale at OnlineAuction.com.

http://www.onlineauction.com/index.php?page=search:searchCategory&category_id=1850

Christmas Angel


This beautiful Christmas Angel top ornament is available from Yawningdog.

6 comments:

chateycathey said...

This angel is beautiful. She won't last long as it is that season again and everyone knows angels make the best tree toppers. Very nice blog posting

Love Your Pet Expo said...

Yup, CC. I almost didn't show that photo cuz I'll bet she's gone before this post expires. Did you notice it's fiber optics so it has a nice, soft glow? YEE-HAH! I think I just found my Christmas spirit for this year.

Supergranny said...

Oh my, she's beauty! Pretty close to being bigger than our tree:)

Fleapirates said...

I like the way you think!

I've been using old Holiday cards to make Scrabble Tile Pendants. :D

And those Christmas balls that arent completely shattered? Put them in a clear glass vase and turn the flaw to the inside, where no one can see it! Hehehehe.

kornkountrytreasures said...

Love the angel!! And as far as old Christmas cards, cut out the pics, punch a hole in the top and put a ribbon through it!! Makes a very pretty, and sometimes old fashioned name tag!!!

Aesthetics48 said...

Recycle the old, what a great idea.