Today I am linking up with Anita at
for her Homespun Holiday get together.
This year I have been making all kinds of things using
that ever-so-popular organic fabric - burlap.
I had bags full of scraps – and don’t like to throw
anything away – so I decided to use them and make
up some burlap bird nest ornaments to be used on a Christmas tree. I thought that they would be cute on a tree mixed with bird or nature related ornaments. All but one
went into the store that I sell at…have to keep ONE
for myself to use on my tree.
Years back my mother gave me a big box filled with
nothing but broken bits of jewelry. Instead of going
out and buying “mini” eggs, I decided to use little
pearls for the eggs. Along with the “eggs”, I added
some exselsior, a feather and dried foliage from my
neighbor’s cutting pile in front of his house. (Yeah,
he gave me the stink-eye till I explained to him what
I was doing picking through his mountain-sized
pile of yard cuttings!)
In order to clip the nest onto a Christmas tree, I used a
little hair clip and added a smidge of hot glue to hold
it in place.
Another fun thing to make with my scraps of burlap
pieces was this Santa banner….and yes, it went to the
store, too. I think I will make another for myself….
…because I think it looks cute on the old cabinet filled
with my vintage Santa candy container boots.
Every year I pull out some of my favorite Christmas
cross stitch pieces that I made years ago, like this
small “Merry Christmas”…
…and this Woodland Santa carrying his tree home. I
usually frame my pieces with antique frames so that
they have more of a “been around awhile” look to
Thank you to Anita for hosting a fun get together
Wishing y’all a very Merry Christmas from my home to yours!