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Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Monday, November 3, 2014

Junk Drawer Christmas Tree Ornament

Today I reveal to you the junk drawer inspired Christmas tree ornament. 

Are you ready?  I know, I know.  The suspense has to be driving you nuts.


I love the way these turned out.  I used what colors I had on hand (you could use anything), but I have instructions up over at my S.C.R.A.P. Blogspot today.  

The red and purple one will go on our tree, and the blue one will go on my bathroom tree (yes, I am still putting up a tree in my bathroom).  Last year the tree had red ornaments, so this year I'll put blue on it.  It's a white tree.  I might even have enough blue lights in storage for it too.  

I had no idea my junk drawer could be so interesting either.  You can't even tell it's a  tape dispenser ring when the beads and bead string are all added.  Hubby was quite impressed.  The junk drawer is cleaned out and I now have two new ornaments.

4 comments:

Mama Pea said...

1) You are amazing! and 2) You have room in your bathroom for a Christmas Tree??? (There's barely room in ours for one person wielding a towel!)

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Wow!
No you cannot tell it's an old tape roll!
Those are too cute!
I'm afraid that your junk drawer is much more interesting than mine!

Kristina said...

Patricia, my youngest scolded me for using the tape rings. We save them for drying painted Easter eggs too.

Mama Pea,
Yes. Sadly, my master bathroom has wasted space. The homeowner before us had a wife in a wheel chair so it was built to suit her needs, and it's huge! So....hence the extra Christmas tree. It makes a nice nightlight too, ha ha!

RB said...

Oh my goodness!!! So inventive and so beautiful. Think how pretty they'd be hanging in a sunlit window after CHRISTmas too.

God bless.

RB
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