Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Beauty From Trash

Okay, so I asked people to start saving me some empty toilet paper and paper towel rolls for a project i'm working on at work.  I am in charge of decorating the Christmas Tree at a residential school each year and I try my best to switch it up each year so the kids will have some variety and something to look forward to each year.  This year, with my many duties I don't think I will have time to come up with a new theme so I am reusing an old theme from a couple years ago but Im making other things to put on it that are new.  The time before I had the kids make hand print ornaments for it but I sent those home with the kids for their parents so we have to make more.

Now this tree that im decorating is HUGE!  Its not your run of the mill 6 or 8 foot tree.  This tree is MASSIVE!!!  Its at least 12 foot tall and as big around as a small pickup truck.  So you can imagine what a tiny ornament looks like on it.  Normal size ornaments look like dust on this thing so I have to come up with big things to put on it.  This year we are making things from nothing because the budget is not there to purchase items.  I asked the staff to start saving the rolls and me and another lady are gathering ideas for them.  While gathering ideas I found something that I think would be good for me to make for a local craft fair.  The picture below is what I came up with.  They are as delicate as real flowers without the allergies!  There is always a bright side to everything, sometimes its just hard to see it through all the fog.  Come out to the craft fair and buy some flowers.  Guaranteed never to need water and will never die.

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