Howdie, I am here to show you that you literally can make Christmas ornaments out of nothing.
Like out of a piece of forgotten burlap.
I had a small piece left after the chair was finished. In true crafting hoarder’s style I did not throw that away. That piece of burlap was so strong and stiff I thought ‘it will come in handy one day’. It wandered around my craft room for 18 months, I had not come up with an idea for it.
Donna announced that tomorrow is the Special Linky for Burlap inspired Christmas, but I had been working my butt of preparing something for the special Stockings/Mantel party (there has been a little mix up about the dates of Donna’s SNS Special linky parties) that I thought would be tomorrow.
So what is a crafty lady to do? Well rise up to the challenge of course.
I got that bit of extra tough burlap out and stared long and hard at it. I even engaged in a little conversation with it. Trying to make it ‘tell’ me what it wanted to be. It whispered ‘pretty’, ‘I have been an ignored, ordinary and mundane little bit of burlap all my life, I want to be pretty and beautiful and make people smile’.
So I listened to the plea of my piece of burlap and set out to make it pretty.
And now I have some new Christmas ornaments to go in my tree. I literally finished them 15 minutes ago, so excuse the lack of styling and proper photographing, it is pitch black here by now. But they are finished and I have something to link up at Donna’s Christmas burlap party. Nothing like a good challenge and an impossible deadline to spur me into action
So what is today’s verdict? Pass or Fail???
(I take it yesterdays snow pumpkin candlesticks were a fail to most of you since they generated hardly any comments. Ah well, you win some, you loose some, I still like them).
I am part of 12 Days of Christmas with:
Christmas Homeschool Fun: 1+1+1=1
Tips for a Healthy Holiday: The Thrifty Mama
Saving Money: Surviving the Stores
Travel Tips: Mom’s Travel Tales
Christmas Recipes: Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures
Christmas Family Fun: Life as Mom
Homemade Christmas Gifts: The Happy Housewife