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Up-cycling a special Gift into a Christmas keepsake

Hello all,

Have you pulled out your Fall and Christmas craft stash yet. I usually don’t until closer to October however, this year, it felt right to start early. With the drag of COVID on the usual Summer fun, I thought it would be nice to start my Fall and Christmas crafts early as it always lifts my mood and makes me happy.

So far, I have created a few Fall pumpkin pieces and a special Christmas ornament.

This pumpkin is featuring Dew Drops from The Robin’s Nest and you can find the details about this project over on the Chattering Robin’s Blog .

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I then collaged a wood pumpkin plaque (that I got from the dollar store) and mounted it to a base board treated with crackle medium.

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And, of course, I had to put out my fall decorations.

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Finally, my favorite project of late. I created an ornament from half of a walnut shell. Why is this so special? It is so very special because the walnut shell as a gift from my cute little grandson. He often gives me little gifts of things he finds (rock, walnut shell) and if he can’t find something…he will gift me his toy dinosaurs (which I gift back to him). He is just so sweet.

Here is a lava rock he collected for me while we were on a picnic earlier this year.

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I thought making the walnut shell into an ornament would be a great way to treasure and save this special memory. Every year, when I put this ornament on my tree, I will think of the day that I received a sweet gift of a walnut shell from my adorable grandson. Isn’t that what the holiday are all about?

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I hope these projects will inspire you to get started on your fall/holiday craft projects.

Happy day!

L

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A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

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