It’s not Christmas, but I made an ornament anyway. I had the intention of making it in December. Both this December and the one the year prior. It just didn’t happen. In 2015, we had just made an international move. My craft stuff didn’t arrive until the week of Christmas and so I set aside the materials for the ornament with the goal to get them done by December 2016. The supplies became lost somewhere in my craft closet and thus totally forgotten until I found them again the week after Christmas.
I know I am not the only one to do something like this. We all have the best of intentions to craft and create. Many of us have more ideas for creating things than the time to do so or the good sense to realize it. That doesn’t mean having all of those ideas is bad. It just means we sometimes need a reality check. This month, my reality check ( and my motivation) comes in the form of the January Crafty Destash Challenge.
Let’s make that ornament!
My project is pretty simple. I had bought some paper Christmas coasters from Ikea in December of 2015. I set one aside with the plan of turning it into an ornament to commemorate our first Christmas in our new apartment. All that was needed to convert them into ornaments were ribbon, string, an eyelet setter, and a few embellishments. You can follow along and make your own with these simple steps:
What project will you make from your stash? Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the January Crafty Destash Challenge hop for more inspiration. If you create something and want to share your own project, you can do so by leaving a link to it in the comments below. There is no particular order to the blog hop. Just click on whichever project catches your eye next.