Merry Christmas everyone
Just a quick one…
A while back we shared some of our Christmas decorations as part of the Christmas ornament exchange project that was shared on the lovely Redredarts blog along with some other fabulous bloggers who hosted a Linky showcasing some beautiful homemade ornaments.
The whole idea was to make a homemade tree decoration, snap a pic and along with a quick “How Too” post it to your blog before finally sharing the link on exchange Linky.
Once everyone was done sharing us bloggers were randomly drawn and paired up together for the exchange.
The rest was simple. Just contact the blogger you were paired with, grab their address and send them your homemade creation in the post. Once you have received yours, snap yet another picture and share your received decoration on your blog.
I was paired with the lovely Katie from…Randomness.
Sadly my decorations only got to her on Christmas eve as the first time I’d sent them I’d actually written my own address on the package and sent them back to myself…. Stupid, I know. I can only blame this on my overloaded Christmas brain.
So first here’s what Katie sent me…
I love how Katie upcycled children’s toys to create fab little decorations! One of the decorations she sent me was that of a child’s miniature toy donkey which she glittered and then fitted with a hanging loop. Another was a marble that really sparkled when it was hanging by a fairy light.
Katie also used broken crockery, filing down rough sharp edges before finally gluing hooks on to the back of them.
These are all excellent ways to create inexpensive decorations while recycling things you already have within the home.
So here’s what I sent Katie…
My little bag of decorations contained 2 paper mâché stars, wooden glittered heart, and one shabby chic lace and acrylic heart.
A big thanks to those blogs who organised the exchange especially Redtedart who was one of the projects organisers.
It was great fun and a fantastic way of gaining creative ideas.
Lastly thanks to Katie for the decorations.
Why not get involved next year and who knows maybe we’ll be paired to exchange. :)
Mummy of Many Talents