Let’s talk about blah ornaments for a minute…We all have them. Perfectly fine ornaments that you just don’t love anymore. You would be totally okay if somehow they randomly fell off the tree and broke, so you could toss them without the guilt.
Perhaps you were really into lime green and purple one year and went crazy at Hobby Lobby’s 50% off sale. Now you hate the colors and twitch every time you see a lime green ball staring back at you. (Who in their right mind would buy lime green ornaments, you ask? Guilty…)
Ornament makeovers allow you to recycle what you already have and give your tree a new look without spending much. Oh, and don’t forget– today is the second of our Holiday Cheer Link Parties, and the theme is Christmas crafts. Head over to Michaela and Cassie’s blogs to join the party pleasantries! Ok, on to the makeover story…
Ornament makeovers is perfect for those of us who love to refresh decor often. This year I decided on black and white holiday decorations that started with my mantel. The next task was swapping out the lime green and purple ornaments for B & W versions. I decided on two methods for ornament makeovers: fabric covers and paint pen doodles.
FABRIC WRAPPED ORNAMENTS
1. Cut squares of fabric and wrap around ornament.
3. Trim excess string fabric. Add ribbon.
We found out some discouraging news this week…we have mold all over our basement. This is most likely the reason Gemma has been sick for nearly four months. Stu has had head aches and a cough for months too, but we thought it was due to seasonal allergies. I felt so guilty and totally mortified by the news. Not only is it a huge financial cost (that we really didn’t need right now), but it’s also horrifying to realize we’ve had our baby in this toxic environment where she has felt so crummy for months. Every time I wipe her little snotty nose, I almost lose it all over again. She sneezes and looks up at me with those little itchy eyes and smiles, and I just can’t stand it.
Hopefully within a couple weeks the biggest source of mold will be taken care of…it’s neither a quick nor cheap fix. It makes me nervous to think that we might not be able to get it all. But I’m trying to block out worst case scenario fears and be thankful that at least we finally know why she’s been sick.
One nice thing is that our Christmas shopping is already done. (Good thing I shopped before the mold news, or I might have been stuck making very ornate IOU coupons for family this year…)