Reducing waste through upcycling, repurposing, refashioning and reloving.

Showing posts with label upcycled christmas tree. Show all posts
Showing posts with label upcycled christmas tree. Show all posts

Fab: No-Tree Festivity!


I'll be a the warmer hemisphere for the holidays this year, so my Chicago decorating is minimal. And I don't have a real tree. Not sure I ever will because. Well. Bit wasteful I think? 

But I kinda do have a tree. At the very least, a way to display ornaments and lights. Because most of my ornaments are meaningful and unpacking them every year is a sentimental journey I look forward to. Many are souvenirs. Some gifts from people I love. And/or, in the case of the intricately beaded South African angel, made by someone I love (my mom). 

I also have a few ornaments I made myself (see below for the how to). So, yes, some decorating has happened! 

Repurpose: Merry, shelf-refabbed trees!


If you follow me on Pinterest, you know I have a board chock full of unconventional "trees" to inspire you this time of year. I love the idea of creating the presence of a "tree" using household bits n bobs not remotely tree-like. Michael Johansson's "Shelf Made Tree" and "Merry Mirror" pieces are getting a blog feature today because they made me look twice. I love the element of illusion in both  ...  (via Unconsumption)