Most of the time our adorable Mac is well behaved. At home he likes to lounge around, hunkered down beside us.
Doesn’t he look so calm and innocent here?
Well, during the holidays it’s a different story. All of the excitement tends to bring out the more naughty side of Mac. For instance, last Christmas I caught him chewing off the point of one of my favorite ornaments. And I must admit, this definitely upset me since I had no way of replacing it. The good part though…the more important part…is that Mac didn’t get sick from his chewing episode.
Moving on…as I was walking over to the garbage to throw away the broken evidence, I noticed that the points of the star looked like mini Christmas trees…cute, little bottle brush ones. So, needless to say I hung on to the leftover pieces all year long. And just the other day, I reworked them into these itty-bitty things.
These tree ornaments are so tiny that they’re just a few fingertips long. I LOVE miniature things, don’t you?
This lightweight ornament has a simple yet festive looking handle – the candy cane striped string sings a happy tune.
A vintage thimble makes the perfect base, and is just the right size for the teeny “2011″ label.
Here’s a close-up of the other one that I made.
The rustic top of an old salt shaker makes for a charming tree base. Plus, it looks like a hefty bucket, grounding the entire piece.
To dress up this tree I sprinkled on some mica flakes and artificial snow (used craft glue to keep the flakes in place.) Then I added a single star (slightly dulled down with Staz-On ink pad) onto a simple string handle.
It feels good to take something broken and turn it into something new.
I wonder what kind of trouble Mac might get into this holiday season. Whatever it is, I’ll be ready…with some glue, glitter, saved up spare parts and hopefully, a good attitude.