I’ve been staring at these things for months, wondering what on earth I could do with them. Every time I venture out to the salvage shop, there they are….begging me to make them into something beautiful….an entire bin full of broken stair balusters. Pure wood carved goodness just sitting there for a whopping 75 cents a piece. When I happened across this post, my brain nearly exploded. Of course! Christmas ornaments, perfect!
I took home a hefty handful and set to work. Some of them I cut into smaller pieces for tree ornaments, but these I left large. I spray painted them metallic silver, then drilled a small hole in one end. I screwed small eye hooks into the holes.
I used jute to string them up at different lengths and thumb tacked them to my porch ceiling.
I won’t have to worry about these things getting soggy in a rain storm! Oh, and by the way, I totally tried my spray painting trick again to “flock” my cheap garland and wreath. It works, so good. That said, make sure to take your wreath off your door before spray painting…you might end up having to touch up the black paint on your door if you don’t. Just saying. Not that I would ever do something that unintelligent. Oh no, not me.
So anyway, back to the ornaments…
Christmas may now proceed…this house is officially ready to enjoy it!
Luke 2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
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