Thursday, September 16, 2010

100 days til Christmas!!

So where are you on cleaning?  Our main level: kitchen, living room, dining room, master bath, master bedroom and powder room are ready.  I still have the upstairs (3 bedrooms and a bath) and the downstairs (family room and a bathroom) to do.

Are you working on your crafts?  I have been making my annual cork ornaments.  These are used for gifts so I can't show you this year's  one but here are some photos from the years past:
circa 2000... these are simply bundles of three corks glued together and tied with a ribbon.  The tiny ornaments are hot glued on top.  The one on the left is the one I kept for my kitchen tree!

                           

2002... these cute reindeer were hot glued together with some ribbon, pompoms and twigs glued on in strategic places!

This elegant ornament uses old earrings as the dangling piece at the bottom.

I am constantly looking for ideas for wine corks.  We enjoy wine quite a bit and love using the corks in crafts!




So, what are you all up to these days?







8 comments:

  1. Your cork ornaments are adorable, and I like that they would be light in weight. The reindeer are charming.

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  2. So far I am working on matchbox ornaments. I find thing periodicly and stick them aside but that is in my craft file, lol. I have been cleaning like a madwomen to get ready for all of the holidays. I LOVE them all, Christmas is my favorite though. We have all of our Halloween down. I love to decorate!!!

    Your cork ornaments are so cute. I love the one where you used the earings for the dangling!!

    Merry Christmas

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  3. I was glad to see the ornaments made using wine corks. I'm also always looking for ideas on what to make using wine corks.

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  4. Thanks for sharing these beautiful cork Christmas ornaments. What a fabulous idea. I have been collecting corks for some time, and now I might just use them like you did. Wonderful!
    I recently started a Christmas blog, if you would like to come and check it out.
    http://yuletideseasonings.blogspot.com/
    Maureen

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  5. Hi Terri

    How beautiful are these little decorations, I love them. Must give it a try. Thank you for sharing the ideas.

    Lily

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  6. I'm so glad you liked the card Terri. I'll look forward to getting your e-mail. Please also tell me when you put your tree up. I would love it if everyone sent a photo of their tree too but need to know rough dates so I can come up with a deadline. Thank you for joining in.

    Lily

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  7. Some great ideas here Terri-I love the cork decorations. I have a few in a drawer but never knew what to do with them so thanks!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  8. This year's gift to my lady friends are wine-cork ornaments too! I posted some pics on my blog. I like the way you used them!

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