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Old Posted: 20-12-2008 , 12:25 PM #1
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Default Repurposed: Curtain-rings to Tree Ornaments #1

Since we are making Christmas less about buying and more about personalising gifts and I used these to make personalised decorations for friends and family. I wrap them up in some chiffon fabric (1.00 in Lidl for a good sized sheet) and tie with a ribbon.

The rings I painted various colours with matchpots I found in Woodies for 10 cent each (so the whole tub I have cost 1.80), the rings I have spare because I prefer tab top curtains (less fiddly than curtain hooks and such), the ribbon I have in my craft supplies much of which was gifted to me by the most generous fellow JT'er (Raisincake - THANKS A BILLION my dear friend :o)).

We spent some time together doing crafty gifts the other day and had the best time with the kids :o)

I wrote each person's name on the front and wrote out Merry Christmas on some, a scripture verse on others. The one's my daughter asked me to make for her friends in 1st year seem to have gone down a treat and they all wanted to know where she bought them and how she could possibly have found ones with their nicknames on. Hope you like.

Also, check out Tessiebear's handiwork...here:
http://www.jumbletown.ie/forums/showthread.php?t=72886
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Old Posted: 20-12-2008 , 12:34 PM #2
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Default Well done

Very nice Mickey! Hat off to u. I am not crafty at all and marvel at what can be done with time, patience and imagination!

Happy Chrismtas to u and all urs x
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Old Posted: 20-12-2008 , 12:38 PM #3
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Very nice Mickey! Hat off to u. I am not crafty at all and marvel at what can be done with time, patience and imagination!

Happy Chrismtas to u and all urs x

Thank you so much. Every blessing to you and your family and to everyone here on Jumbletown. Have a very blessed Christmas and a wonderful NEw Year :o)
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Old Posted: 20-12-2008 , 01:49 PM #4
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Such a simple idea, and yet so effective! Your decs are really lovely, God bless your imagination. Merry Christmas, gillo
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Old Posted: 20-12-2008 , 01:53 PM #5
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Hi there,
These are really lovely and the fact that you spent time making them yourself makes them all the more special. A lovely idea.
Have a very Happy Christmas
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Old Posted: 20-12-2008 , 01:55 PM #6
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They're really lovely gifts, Mickey! Fair play to you.
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Old Posted: 20-12-2008 , 03:55 PM #7
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Well Done. They look brilliant. Very good idea as i'm sure lots of people have these lying around.
Have a Great Christmas x
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Old Posted: 20-12-2008 , 04:40 PM #8
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They are really lovely, how did you manage to write so neatly on them?

Well done!
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Old Posted: 20-12-2008 , 05:33 PM #9
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Default Curtain Rings

Well done Mickey, so imaginative, and creative, I have thrown so many of these in the bin, would never have thought of such a lovely idea. Great for kids to make on a rainy day, and give to loved ones as pressies. Best wishes to you and everyone on JT for Christmas and New Year, and many thanks to all that I have received beautiful items from during the year. :~) XX
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Old Posted: 20-12-2008 , 09:05 PM #10
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Wow, Mickey, these are absolutely fabolous!!
Does anyone have spare curtain rings... :)

Regards,
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Old Posted: 20-12-2008 , 10:41 PM #11
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Well done Mickey they are really lovely - I have lots of black metal ones and I am looking at them in a different light now, must put on my thinking cap - any ideas Mickey? Anyone wanting some black metal curtain rings?
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Old Posted: 20-12-2008 , 10:48 PM #12
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ooohhh id love some of these in high school musical & bob the builder for my children what a fab idea well done............merry christmas lol xxxx
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Old Posted: 20-12-2008 , 11:40 PM #13
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Well done Mickey, they're absolutely gorgeous and I love the idea of writing your daughter's friends nicknames on them! It's that extra touch that can't be shop-bought. That's why I love handmade stuff! I have some spare rings too in a bag and I'll be doing something with them after Christmas now. Thanks a million. Happy Christmas to you Mickey and all your family too. Hope Santa brings lots!

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Old Posted: 21-12-2008 , 10:28 AM #14
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Thats a brillant idea. So inexpensive and yet the look so expensive. Thats a great idea for next christmas. My brains already in thought mode for 2009 lol.
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Old Posted: 21-12-2008 , 05:04 PM #15
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Absolutely fabulous! Another idea I am going to nick...and so is your mirror and chair. Well done!
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