I have had many positive comments about the ideas in my last blog, so I thought that Part II would be in order.
Storage? My grandfather had these in his garage and I forgot about them until I saw this visual tutorial.
This may be a stroke of genius! Bookmarks from the spines of old books.
This wood wreath from sarahrichardsondesign.com looks like it would be lots of fun to make. When I saw it, I remembered a wonderful idea that I received from a neighbor many years ago.
Our friend saved the bottom cut he took off of their Christmas tree and carved it to make an ornament which they then hung on the tree every year. If you are not into carving, then you could paint a design or stencil one. Be sure to put the year on the back side or incorporate it into the design. Here are some ornaments made from birch branches. The Christmas tree trunk would look just as nice.
A little string and some rosemary and you have beautiful napkin rings.
Personalize photos with scrabble tiles.
Love this old costume jewelry used to decorate a candle. Notice the leather belt that is around the candle holder.
I know this is a little late for Christmas, but these trees are darling. Put a sharpened dowel into some foam in a flower pot. Tear out book pages and push them onto the dowel. Cute! I think that they would look nice all year round.
I am going to watch for egg cups because it would be so much fun to plant bulbs in them.
And finally, glue Dollar Tree candle sticks to inexpensive votive holders. Use a glue called E-6000 and you won’t have to worry about them ever coming apart.
via: Laura Corbalis
So, go forth and create. You might come up with items that you can use as gifts this year but you will certainly have a great time.