Monday, February 2, 2009

A Little Crafting

If you are like me, you have newspapers, junk mail and old papers around the house. In fact, in the intrest of keeping it somewhat real, here is *one* of my piles of paper.


So today I gave in to a moment of creative craziness with another pile. This pile was a local newspaper that no one had read and never will get around to reading. I started wadding some into a sphere shape. I then covered it with a sheet of aluminum foil to keep it together.



I then hot glued some bay leaves all over it. Perfection was not my aim, just a nice little green sphere.




Added a little bling to a candlestick and a small pile of newspapers becomes much more attractive.



Actually the one below was my first attempt with another bit of paper and glue, but I think it looks like a head of broccoli that is going bad. :0 Well, in real life it doesn't look nearly as bad as the picture, but still.



Christina

16 comments:

Sarah Kate said...

I like them both. I actually like the second one the best because it is more vibrant.

Amelia said...

Now aren't you one smart lady to think about using bay leaves another way than using them in cooking.

Both of the green decorating items are interesting...betcha you won't find duplicates anywhere.

You are talented to have these ideas!

Carrie said...

Wow good job I love them both!

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

This is pure genious. love. it.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

What a great way to use those bay leaves. We have some cute tiny pinecone type things that would look great too. Thanks for more great ideas. Jackie

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Wow, now that's recycling! Great idea. Gee, I have a few piles of that "junk" laying around myself ~ now I know what to do with it :)

Blessings,

Sher

Julianna said...

Love it!! You are so creative! I wish we were closer to each other so I could glean some of your creative knowledge and have you help me with finding inexpensive ways to make the house look great.

Thanks for showing the first pile of stuff, too. That made me feel better. We have too many of those right now.

Darlene said...

I think both of them are great! Way to recycle!

Victoria said...

I actually like the "broccoli" one best. :) One could do this with almost anything. Pine cones, leaves, mini pumpkins, acorns, etc.

You know, if you have any broccoli going bad just send it Mom's way. ;)

Reynie said...

What a great idea! It turned out wonderful. It adds a little whimsey to the area.

melissa said...

Christina~
Thanks for being real with the paper pile~I've got to tackle mine!! :) I love the leaf sphere, and I don't think the bottom one is like broccoli?? I love it!

Elle Pea said...

What an awesome idea! I love it. I always see those decorative balls everywhere, and I like them, but can never bring myself to buy them because they are always priced ridiculously for a styrofoam ball. Now, I will just make my own! Thanks!

Christina said...

Elle Pea--Thanks for visiting our blog. Let me know if you decide to make one.

Hope to see you here again.

Carrie said...

Please post a picture of your daughter's dollhouse! And I look forward to getting your email I am looking for all the help I can get!

Chris said...

You are so creative , I am crazy about that lamp you re-did , amazing.
Thanks for stopping by .
Chris

Erin said...

I love these! What a great idea.