Jingle Bell time is a swell time.
How come every post I do about Christmas I feel like singing? Well this time it's because the super groovy blogs on that Jingle Bell Junk Swap button rock.
To ring in the Christmas season we did it our way and swapped junk. We drew names and sent a small vintage treasure on for the recipient to re-purpose into something Christmasy. I don't know what anyone else gave or got other than myself, so I'm looking forward to seeing what the rest of the groovy gang crafted.
Here's the internet version of the 'lil horse that started the junk repurpose for me.....
It's not THE exact little horse because I did a blogger no-no....... if I took a before picture I can't find it. I *think* I remember snapping a pic when it arrived but where did it go after that? Mine looked pretty much like these two pirated photos if you mixed them together. My horse isn't scratching his chin.
The all around groovy chick and super talented Cassie from Primitive & Proper drew my name and she wasn't horsing around when she packed that bugger in enough bubble wrap to mail a priceless irreplaceable fragile tea cup to say.. someone in England (hi Fiona).
Cassie.... FYI, Trigger arrived safe and I have reused all the bubble wrap. The box too.
Then I did what any good crafter would do. I spray painted the little filly. The pony, not Cassie.
Whole junk tree.
Whole bunch of junking jingling bling.
Mission: Turn one tomato cage into a blinged out Christmas tree using my little pony as the main attraction.
|Couldn't grow tomatoes may as well repurpose it|
|Christmas Tree Molds|
Here is the inspiration junk tree:
|Tree From Curious Sofa Blog|
And here is mine. I. Love. It.!!!
Thank you Debbie at Curious Sofa for thinking of it.
|See the horse front center?|
The tomato cage tree has all sorts of good junk. And plenty of Jingling Bling.
Like this vintage ice cream scoop.....
An egg separator....
Some antique tart tins....
My Christmas tree mold thingy's...
An old egg beater......
A cross of nails that one of my kids made....
Lots and lots of old cookie cutters.......
And of course the pretty little filly that started it all........
Thank you Cassie, it was fun and without this horse I don't know if I would of raced to get my inspiration tree completed. I think I will put this in my kitchen just in case I need to separate an egg, then I can think of you when I wash dishes.
Make sure and stop over at these other great blogs and see what they received and how they repurposed it. I'm looking forward to seeing how Sarah used her half of the tree molds.
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