How do YOU recycle Christmas?
I needed to make a couple of cards post Christmas with “left overs”
I’m sure my readers are more than familiar with the struggle to present Christmas food in differing ways to use up the over =catered amounts of food AFTER the holiday, but Postcards??
So I collected some bits and pieces left over from (failed) attempts at embroidering organza for a table top throw;
Some sequins that had been scattered over the holiday table;
Gold, and red ribbons for tying up parcels
strips of Christmas tree shaped sticky tape
Gift tags…..and Christmas fabrics!
The foundation for the card was a silver and white Christmas themed fabric;
To this base I added a gift-tag sticker some red suede Christmas-tree tape and some red, and gold ribbons plus some Christmas themed sequins that had been scattered over the festive table.
Finally I added the Organza layer, which when stitched down allowed the sequins to slide around similar to a “snow globe”
The second card was constructed using Christmas fabrics that have been in my stash for upwards of 15 years, and ribbons that must be at least 10 years old: I chose to make Christmas balls/decorations. Simplistic and tidy.
I hope that the age of the ingredients is sufficient to classify this card as “recycled”!