Monday, 12 December 2011

Vintage Santa and Sleigh

I got this cutie last year but it didn't arrive until after christmas. i love him.  i remember my grandmommy having one that she would put chocolates in his santa sack.  he'll need some TLC soon as the base got a bit damaged while it was being stored......

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Christmas Decorations

I've truly been looking forward to decorating for Christmas this year. We were away for x-mas last year to spend the holidays with my family in Tennessee.  We didn't really bother with the tree and all the trimmings.  I opened each box with delight today remembering some some of the things I made year before last.  One of my favorites is this recycled Christmas card wreath......

It's very easy to make, if you would like to have a go.  I always save my cards and had quite a pile.  I bought a styrofoam (might undo all the good of re-using the cards but ha-ho) and traced a holy shape onto each one.
After cutting out enough to give me a hand cramp.... I hot glued each one to a cocktail (toothpick) stick and stuck it into the styrofoam.  bingo bango, your done.  Here's a picture from the side angle to show you how I've stuck them in.