Tuesday, 11 December 2012

My Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Christmas

Its getting closer, Christmas is just around the corner.

I thought I would try and capture some of the festive spirit and put some decorations up around the house. Unfortunately, all of our Christmas decorations, including the tree, are stowed away down the South Coast. So rather than going out and buying more bits of stuff to decorate the house, I have adopted a reduce, reuse, recycle, non-commercial, approach to christmas decorating.

With the help of Pinterest I have started making some decorations to put onto our very rustic tree, (which I found on the ground out the front of our house after a particularly windy day!). So I gathered up the dead branch, put it into a galvanised bucket and started making some decorations to try and capture the Christmas feel.

So far, I think I have been successful. It is certainly a different type of Christmas tree, but it is unique, frugal, environmentally friendly and.................we like it!

I also decided to make a wreath for the front door and with the fantastic instructions provided by the red thread, I made this wreath out of old gift bags and it sits quite nicely on our red front door.

Here are a few pics of my hand made creations - have you made any decorations this Christmas? If so, I would love to see them.

Happy creating!

Saturday, 1 December 2012

A day to play

Finally, finally I had some time today to get out my art journal and play. It has been quite a few weeks since I have had time, what with settling into a new job and the trip to Singapore, my feet have not had much time to touch the ground, and my paints have not found their way to paper!

Something that helped was the purchase today of a few vintage stamps from a new vintage store that opened up in my town, Springwood. I was so pleased with my purchase, it was all I needed to get me going again.

So here are a few pages that have me back on track...........

Thanks for stopping by x