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Friday, July 20, 2012

Christmas in July Blog Hop

I don't know what the weather is like where you live, but it's hotter than blazes here in Oklahoma. We actually had the hottest day on record today at 109 degrees here in Oklahoma City. Now I love summertime, but 109 is a little too warm even for me.
It was nice to think about an occasion that we normally celebrate with cooler temperatures. I started a new job a little over a week ago at a law office. One of the tasks I was given was updating the books in the library. When I was finished I had a lot of "pocket parts". Instead of throwing them away I figured out a way to repurpose them. For this project I used: Sizzix Bigz die scalloped circles, Sizzix Big Kick, Glitter Blast Cherry Bomb, cream tulle, Scotch Quick Dry adhesive and the pocket parts.


Now, for the how to part.  First I took the pocket parts and cut out LOTS of scalloped circles using the Sizzix Big Kick and scalloped circle Bigz Die (retired from Stampin' Up!).  Next, I wadded them up and opened them back up to give them some "body".  I then stacked them in groups of five and folded in half.  I glued the individual pieces together in each group of five and then glued the groups together until I had the ornament.  Using a very long toothpick, I stuffed the ends of the tulle down the middle and tied a bow at the bottom.   Next, I took it outside and sprayed with Glitter Blast Cherry Bomb.  My mom has a nice red glittery spot in her front lawn right now! 

For the next one I'll find a dowel rod or something to hold it with while I glitter it up instead of spraying the tulle. 

I hope you enjoyed my repurposed pocket part ornament.  Thanks for checking out my project.  Please come back tomorrow to see what I've come up with for day two!

Here's the entire blog hop line up so you can check out some other nifty Christmas projects.
Nicolette- www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
April - http://curlsandgrins.blogspot.com
LeslieRahye ~ http://leslierahye.blogspot.com
Jackie- http://jackiesscrapping.blogspot.com

4 comments:

  1. That is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing your project.


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  2. Oh great job recycling - cute ornament

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  3. Your project is beautiful. TFS.
    dmcardmaker (at aol dot com)

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  4. great project!! Thank you so much for being in the hop.
    Nicolette

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