After seeing some decorations made from cardboard and old sheet music I was inspired to have a go at making some too.
The ones I had seen were trees but in a very basic shape. Lucky for me I have a wonderful scrapbooking shop very close to home and it was there that the lovely owner showed me some really fancy trees and some very cute reindeer shapes too. I covered cardboard in the sheet music and some gorgeous vintage papers and then took the pieces back to her the next day. With her cutting contraption, she cut out the shapes for me. I especially love the cute reindeer with his cut out spots.
Then came the FUN part - decorating! I've embossed the edges of this tree with gold embossing powder....
But the other shapes I've distressed with ink on the edges.
Lots of vintagey ribbons, pearls and paper roses on each one.
It was so much fun to do. Nice and easy and so stress free and relaxing!!!
Can't wait to put some of these on the Christmas tree and some are for gifts.
I make at least one new, handmade Christmas decoration each year and our tree is full of handmade bits and pieces. Lots of lovely decorations are from friends too, making it so much fun to go through each decoration as it's put on the tree. Lots of lovely memories!!!
Are you makIng any decorations for your tree this year?
The Christmas spirit is definitely alive and kicking at our place!!!
Have a great week