Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Christmas in July: Recycle Crafts

This is what my friend Terry does all summer long.  I have ADHD of the crafting world and I find I can't mass produce, but she does.  She also is the reason the show hoarders will probably be back for a new season b/c if you craft, and have spent 3 seconds with Terry you will realize you can never throw anything away.  Ever.  Because she canfind a way to use anything.  Case in point, the project above is a snowman face.  She painted it, cut out a few pieces for the nose and eyes out of scrap woods and attached them to cabinet doors she found in an alley.  Below she just painted up an adorable little Jesus in a manger.  
 How clever is blades....Santa's beard is made out of shredded old sheets, and the hats are little sweaters etc she gets at thrift stores.
 She haunts the thrift stores in Dallas for old Christmas supplies and uses these in her project-she made the candy canes in the boot out of pipe cleaners.
 She found these trays and cake pans at a garage sale-you can add magnets or just use these as is...
 Old shovels she added Elf/Santa faces too and they can sit on the corner of a porch.
 Old lamp shades she paints...
 ...or dresses up like some of our favorite December friends...
 These little guys are some of my favorite made from scrap woods-the beads were from necklaces from the thrift shop.
These are just a few of a million little projects she makes out of fence post the 'hair' made out of broken Christmas lights.  Seriously....can't wait to head over and see what she has going on this summer.