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Christmas Tree from old Christmas Crackers

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It's that time of the year again - you're right - time to get busy preparing for Christmas! And what can be more fun than getting the tree up? As usual, the rules here is to have nothing (or very little) bought. Everything must be old, used, or recycled.

We had a great success last year with our CD Christmas tree, and the CDs were then stored away for their future use in God-knows-what; maybe rebuild the same tree, who knows? But this year we're going to be away for the holiday so we'll just have something really simple and doesn't require much work.

As I was going through my craft boxes, I found this stack of beautiful glossy cardboard that used to be the body of some Christmas crackers we used last year (yes I actually saved those bits). Was initially thinking of making some party crowns for my nie…

Christmas Stockings from Old Oven Gloves

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Here are the oven gloves-turned-Christmas stockings:


Here is what they looked like before:


Being taken apart for cutting:


Nothing's wasted!