Friday, 11 November 2011

Cotton Reel Christmas Decoration






Afternoon. Last week I bought gorgeous fabric ribbons from a local shop, and used it all instantly of course. I was left with a load of cardboard cotton reels, and thought what a waste to throw them away...so, here I have decorated one to use as christmas decorations. Hanging in christmas tree, or on the wall or in a window. Haven't decided yet what to do with mine, and might decide to make some more. I have used scraps of Making Memories papers. The "25" I punched out with a SU punch. I did a lot of hand cutting, the hearts, tag and swirly scroll are all handcut. I used a lot of craft paper to layer all the cutouts and the image, which is a Hanglar image. I coloured her in with pro markers. The red ribbon is from Ewe and me and the yellow one is from stash. The pins I bought in Bee Crafty. I used craft wire for the pearls (pearls are from The Craft Factory) and decided them with some small silver flowers. Craft wire is great, it bends anyway you want. I used a tiny knitting pin to twirl the ends of the craft wire. Had a great time making this, even though there was a lot of work with small bits and bobs. Thanks for coming for a nosy. Have a great weekend.

I am entering this project in these challenges;

Polka Doodles /Swirls and Pearls
Daring Cardmakers /Bejewelled
Christmas Stamping /Never seen ink
Totally Stampalicious /Anything goes
Craft your Passion /Anything goes plus brown
Tip Top /Anything goes/christmas
Dream Valley/ Anything goes

21 comments:

Jo said...

This is beautiful and a fantastic way to upcycle!

jo xx

Lisa Kind said...

This is gorgeous! I love how you recycled the roll and used scraps on your project! The image is so cute and colored so nicely too! Thanks for playing with CSAYL!

Heidi said...

Love to reuse things like this wonderful project and colours heidi x

Leo said...

What a lovely idea, that's realy cute :)

Thanks for popping in to Daring Cardmakers.
xx Leo

Deb said...

Fantastic idea, love your decorated reel! all the details are so beautiful!
have a great weekend! Debxx

SHARY said...

What a great idea to use up those reels. And it looks beautiful too. Thanks for playing with us at Polka Doodles.xx

Delphine said...

Gorgeous, and such a great idea! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Linda said...

Fun way to recycle. I could play for hours doing these. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week. **Linda

Violets Corner said...

Supersnyggt resultat Evelina...och härlig återvinning! Tack för att du deltar i vår utmaning på Cupcake Craft.

Kram
Maarit

Livert said...

Cute creation. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.
Hugs Liv

Bea und Doreen said...

such a fabulous idea. It's really gorgeous.
Many thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week.
Hugs Doreen

Lorraine A said...

Oh wow !! what gorgeous decorations and such a fantastic idea !! I love them !! Very creative and arty :-)

thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Liza said...

Gorgeous work and fabulous recycling. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Samantha said...

Brilliant something completely different not seen anything like this before! Thanks for coming to play with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Christmas challenge I hope you can come play again soon you can enter up to 3 times per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Ps I have candy on my blog too!

Craftyanny said...

Gorgeous!!! A novel idea to use up and recycle.
Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts and Polka Doodles challenges
Anne x

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

What a brilliant idea, and you've done an amazing job! Thanks for joining in with my Bejewelled challenge over at the Daring Cardmakers this week x

Deneen said...

Great Christmas project, a perfect idea for all those ribbon spools. Thanks for joining the Anything Christmas Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

Enfys said...

This is just gorgeous, you have inspired me! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week
Hugs
Enfys

Vintage Milly said...

What a wonderful creation, thanks for joining in with our challenge at Polkadoodles this week,
Emma.

salma said...

I think that's a great idea for the recycling of the old thing and make a new decorated thing replace by the older thing,Fantastic procedure of the using the small buttons in a card!!!!
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