It is time for a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and we are calling it Recycling or Re-purposing. We want to see vintage or shabby chic projects where you have used a recycled item or you have used an item meant for a different purpose (re-purposing).
I have created another ornament for my Christmas tree from a used CD. My husband brought a pile home from his work a couple years ago and asked if I could do anything with them - well yes. I got my husband to drill two holes opposite each other and then started gluing strips of music paper on one side. After they were dry, I punched the holes again. Then I glued the music paper to the other side and re-punched the holes. If you glue the paper to both sides before punching the holes, you won't know where to find them - something I learned the hard way with the first CD ornament I made.
After the glue was dry I inked it lightly with Vintage Photo Distress Ink from Ranger and then dabbed on some Wendy Vecchi Gold Embossing Paste.
I printed the vintage Santa from Magpie on the House and fussy cut it before I glued it to the ornament. Next I raided my Christmas creating stash for some Christmas greenery that I frosted with a bit of snow (a.k.a. styrofoam shavings), a little pine cone and some red and white berries.
The poinsettia was made using a Marianne Creatables die from paper that I dabbed with craft paint and a natural sea sponge before I cut the pieces. After the pieces were cut, I inked them all with Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and then added Forest Moss Distress Ink to one. I used a Copic marker to define the veins. Then I added some beads from my stash for the centre.
The hanger is some red seam binding from my sewing closet with a button from a warehouse in Fancy Gap, Virginia added to cover the top hole. I made some bead charms for the bottom and hung them from some gold chain.