Something to sing aboutNovember 22nd, 2009 in member junk
After quite a time gap of junk making, I'm back at my shop working and singing away. I always sing while I work (I try to tone it down during the daytime to spare my landlord who is right next me -- I DO want to stay on his good side!). But now I have even more to sing about as I temporarily have some much needed space. So this week I fill be a junk-making fool. And I'm kicking things off with a bunch of these Christmas cones.
This is definitely not a new idea, but I didn't notice them posted here (yet) so I thought I'd share. I have some vintage hymnals I'm dismantling for their paper so I used one of the Christmas songs from that, coned it up, added some greens I snipped from my yard, and added a little junk. I will always be more of a "have to reinvent the wheel" kind of junker, but I needed something festive, easy, and "small" for the Christmas season and this seems to fit the bill.
I'm planning to make quite a few of these. They could be hung on the back of a chair, from a doorknob, or on a door, mantle, or stairrail. I will probably try different combos of junk. The word piece kind of got lost against the music so I will probably switch to blackboard tags -- it just occurred to me that my husband has giant rings of old laminate samples, I think they'd be much happier painted black.
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