Sunday, December 11, 2011

repurposed Christmas ornaments

... Christmas can be:
Merry
Happy
White
... and Repurposed 
... and Scented too!!


I made these two small topiary Christmas trees for the powder-room.
... because I needed something that would be "powder-room-appropriate".


When I was a kid I used to collect samples perfume bottles...
(Yes, I still have these. 
No, I NEVER even think of throw them away.
You see? They came out just right for this project,
that should be renamed "VINTAGE perfume bottles Christmas trees"... whatever.)

And because I use a lot of yarn that comes from a sort of a wholesale outlet, I have a lot of cardboard cones.
(Next time I'll go there I promise you, I'm taking pictures. It's a wool/ cotton/ fiber/ yarn paradise.)

The cone you can easily make using a piece of cardboard. 
But with my cones ready to go, my powder room Christmas edition was ready in few minutes.



I cut a piece of white fabric, wrapped and glued around the cones, and had some "quality time" with my glue gun!!! 
One blob of glue and one bottle after the next, my ornaments for the powder-room were ready in 5 minutes!

Killed two birds with one stone: 
repurposed my cones 
and my sample perfume bottles in once!

Have a wonderful and scented Christmas (and green, too) !!!

xox, d.

12 comments:

  1. Those are so awesome! Yet again you really came up with something different and amazing! :)

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  2. now, that is why your glue gun died!!!! :D
    how lovely!!
    Clelia

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  3. Amazing. The trees are amazing. You have an endless amount of stuff and ideas. And you never cease to amaze!
    If you are decorating, I guess that means you are settling into your new home.

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  4. What a great ide, they look fantastic!

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  5. che bella idea! un'esposizione sicuramente non convenzionale e che belli i profumini, non credo si trovino più in questo formato! :D

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  6. WOW!! I love these 'scented' trees! That's quiet a collection of samples you have! and I'm intrigued about this wholesale yarn place!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  7. Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  8. that is hysterical and super smart. love it!

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  9. Charming and I love that it is upcycled, Hugs! P.S> Have you added your lovely blog to my new blog list page?

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  10. Oh my gosh, that is crazy inventive! I had no idea what it was from the small linky party picture and was totally surprised when your window opened. Very cool. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize~

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  11. Now that is what I can do with all of my mini perfume bottles!

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