Funky Junk Christmas Gift Ornaments
We ALL have junk laying around our homes. Some of it less junky then others. Some....pretty junky. I got to wondering if I was up to the challenge of making my little pieces of junk into something of value. I looked in a few junk drawers (we all have those) and scoured places in my house where I knew I had broken and discarded stuff...like my costume jewelry drawer, my bowl of discarded furniture hardware, sewing supplies and rusty yard bucket stuff. This is what I collected.
Using the ribbons, beads, buttons and whatnot that I already had, this is what I came up with...
|Add a red bow and a hook and you |
got a great gift for the rusty, crusty loving
junk person like me!
|Add a nice white ribbon and a few|
vintage buttons on a piece of jute and
you got something a little more 'frilly.'
|Also added a little burlap bow along with a little artificial berry sprig.|
Here they are together.
I then added a nice silver bow and hook. The results...
On the same theme, only another twist, I took the crystal drawer knob and used the other piece of the pair of earrings with a silver bead leftover from my Day 1 Mini Wreaths Project.
So now I turned my attention to some more natural elements. This is what I came up with...
|A simple little stone with a tiny shell wrapped with a tiny string of jute.|
|A little piece of coral hung upside down on a wire with four shells tied chime-like on tiny|
strings of jute. Simple elegance.
I then took a little vintage thread spool that was in a bag of vintage buttons that I picked up at a collectibles mall this year and put it together with some embroidery thread and buttons.
|I wove the red and green thread onto the spool.|
My final ornament gave me a little bit of a fit. In the end, I was please with the old rusty key paired with a clipping from spare trim and an antique lace bow to finish it off.
Do you have any junk laying around? I know you do. Have you considered making something out of the ordinary with those little pieces of whatnot? It's a fun project to tackle with wonderfully fresh results!
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for my
25 Days of Christmas and Holiday Ideas and Gifts Series!!