Thursday, October 25, 2012

Day 25 Blogtoberfest - My Creative Space

Even though I had a million other things to do (read should be doing) this week I indulged in a bit of Christmas crafting.
 
 
I shared a sneak peek earlier, but now I've done more and taken pics in better light:) They are Australian animal shaped Christmas ornaments!

This is an idea that's been in my head for 3 years. How do I know its been 3 years? Well, I had the idea right before we last went to the US and that was 3 years ago this Christmas. You see, I thought my idea might make a nice project for the children, something they could give Grandma, Auntie etc....

Only the project never happened, too much going on, children weren't interested. Honestly I don't remember why, I just know the idea never came to fruition.

So skip to this past Sunday. Looking for something to keep middle busy. We are going overseas again, so I thought they might make good presents (sound familiar). This time middle was interested so project was a go, despite a million other things I should have been doing.

I found the shapes many moons ago at Kaisercraft, some traditional Christmas shapes and some Australian animal shapes. It was the Australian animal shapes I was most interested in. In my quest for creating Australian themed craft activities I thought the idea of combining Australian animal shapes and Christmas themed papers was genius. Well, in my head at least. That is until now:)




I painted the edges, cut and glued the paper on both sides and voila, Christmas ornaments. Simple, no? And now that I have made them, yes, I do believe they are genius:) I even went out and got more shapes to make:)


I hope you are bringing genius ideas to fruition in your creative space:) For more spaces and inspiration this week, be sure to check out My Creative Spaces. Cyndy

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10 comments:

Roslyn@Sew Delicious said...

They are gorgeous. Love the little Echidna shape!

Suz said...

These are very sweet!

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

These animal ornaments are so cute!

teddybearswednesday said...

I lOve them!!!

planettreasures said...

Genius? Yes!
Such a lovely clever idea. People will love them I'm sure.

Tweed Delights said...

I think these are just lovely - what a fab idea! :)

lamina@do a bit said...

They are gorgeous... what a great idea! :)

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

What a great idea! I'd love a few gallahs flapping around in my Christmas tree. : )

Claire said...

Hey Cyndy these are great........what a wonderful idea and nice that you have finally been able to put it all together.
I'm sure they'll be loved and appreciated in their new homes......

Claire :}

Tammy said...

They are genius! Totally Gorgeous!

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