I'll bet you can't believe I'm still talking about Christmas! But, yes it's true.
Rather than a Christmas Post, I like to think of this as a Crafts Post.
And honestly, if you wait until next December to start thinking about making Christmas decor, it will be too late! I learned that lesson the hard way...many, many times over in fact.
As I said in this post, I plan to make more "Chair Bows" for my counter stools based on the one I bought a few years ago.
I've been looking at the After-Christmas sales for unusual items to add to the bows, like the bells on the original Chair Bow.
I was able to find sets of bells exactly like that set. These sets of bells were on sale for $1.99 each after Christmas. Originally they were priced around $10 each.
I found this cute candy cane, with rusty bells attached, which is made from red and brown twine and a leaf made of stiffened green burlap. The original price was $6.99, but on sale after Christmas for $1.50 each.
I was thinking it would be easy to make additional candy canes to use on a wreath or such, but if you can buy them for $1.50 that's probably cheaper than making them.
Here's another cutie that I thought would look good hanging on a Chair Bow with some greenery. It's one of those things that can be described as "...so ugly it's cute..."
As it turned out, they were all gone when I checked during the After-Christmas sales. I only needed one anyway. I'll use the snowman with a set of the bells and some greenery to make one of the Chair Bows.
Now that I've gathered up all the Christmas-oriented items I needed at the After-Christmas sales, I'm putting it all away until maybe July when some of the TV channels show Christmas movies for their Christmas in July month.
Right now I'm more interested in organizing and renovating. I've been doing a little painting around the house that I'll be sharing with you soon. By July I'll be back in the Christmas mood again and making Christmas projects will sound like a lot more fun then.
How about you? Did you get any bargains in the After-Christmas sales or were you totally done with all things Christmas as soon as the new year started?
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