Create Decorations with What You Have on Hand

I rolled green ribbon around and empty cardboard tube to make a green tree inside of a glass tree candy jar.

I rolled green ribbon around an empty cardboard tube to make a green tree inside of a glass tree candy jar.

The things I can create with stuff I have already on hand amazes me. I had a roll of green, velvet ribbon that I used to make curtain tie backs. I used them some years but decided they didn’t fit my theme this year.

I have a glass Christmas Tree candy jar that I wanted to display between two of my angels. It got lost in front of the blue wall. Rolling up those curtain ties made a nice green tree.

I taped the ribbon fragments together before I rolled them around the cardboard tube.

I taped the ribbon fragments together before I rolled them around the cardboard tube.

 

The ribbon made the candy jar stand out.

The ribbon made the candy jar stand out.

 

 

I wanted more gold in this tablescape and found a piece of gold, lace ribbon that was just the right length.

I wanted more gold in this tablescape and found a piece of gold, lace ribbon that was just the right length.

My green runner was too long, but that was easily fixed by folding part it under. We don’t need to shop for items in the store, check out your storage area for ribbons and lace!

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