We had a mad and crazy long week-end on the coast in the most comfy vacation home imaginable... courtesy of our hostess, a friend and one of my cohorts for our Christmas in July crafting holiday. I brought all of my "leftover" stuff of old vintage finds, bottle brush trees, mercury glass ornaments and garlands... and heaven knows what all! (You know how it is, you get to the point where there's so much you catch yourself calling it "junk". Oh no!!! ) Anyway, I then went thrift store hopping to find a variety of clear glass vessels... hopefully with pedestals or candleholders to serve as stands. Our first objective was to convert all of the loose old Christmas decor into vignettes and Christmas scenes.
If you find yourself with tons of odd and end Christmas decorations, etc. then you should definitely try this. It was amazing what the five of us created! Personally, it was all too much for me to face alone and I took advantage of my friends... who are all great paper collage artists. (Some of whom teach at IMPRESS Rubber Stamps You ought to check out their classes!) They were able to take all my miss-matched stuff and create beautiful Christmas scenes... you know the kind... the ones that have a touch of magic!