It is Day 2 of Creating Christmas!
This Christmas I am aiming to reuse the decorations that I have in ways I have never used them (or at least, not recently). Here are some samples of things I made today...
A tealight holder became an modern-style ornament display for a windowsill.
When I decorate for Christmas, I sometimes reuse currently displayed vases or jars which means I have to store everything that is normally in the container. I had dumped out a vase of red glass stones to be used for Christmas balls instead. I was planning to store the glass stones until January but hey, they're red and it's Christmas! I tried them in a couple of places, didn't like them, and into a jar they went.
I pulled out my sleigh (that was filled with silver bead garland from the year before) and emptied it out. I thought about filling it with some wrapped stocking stuffers, but I did that a couple of years ago. So I left the sleigh and went back to the beads.
I thought the beads and glass stones might look cute so I grabbed an empty vase and started stringing the beads in. I added a couple of stones every once in while. A sparkly red glitter Christmas ball went on top. It's cute! I am not sure where it is going to go yet, but I think it's a keeper! Just something a little different.
Then the sleigh came back out and I saw some beaded stars that my daughter had unwrapped right next to the beaded fruits. In went one apple, one pear, one cluster of grapes, and two stars. I had one star left so it got hung on the side of the sleigh.
I placed the sleigh on a half wall and wanted a little something extra with it so I found some metallic XL tulle (leftovers from here) and some bits of raffia for a base. Three gold mini balls in matte, shiny, and glitter were the finishing touch. I think this is my most favourite way I have ever used the sleigh!
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