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Posts Tagged ‘Christmas Tree Ornament’

Cork Christmas Trees

Posted by terrepruitt on January 4, 2023

I bought a project years ago that required corks. I had asked my family to save their wine corks for me. Well, it became a habit that never stopped and I never did the project. I have bags and bags of corks and I wanted to do something with them. My dream is a huge cork wreath, but as is my other habit I didn’t start thinking about doing something until late November and so I didn’t get to that particular cork craft, but I did make a few Christmas trees.  Trees that can serve as decorations around the Holidays.

As with most of my crafts they are an experiment that morphs as I create. The execution is pretty much never like the idea or design. Especially with cork. I didn’t really think about what a wine cork is (a bunch of pieces pressed together that don’t allow for a straight path through!) and it is dang inconvenient to work with.  Drilling or poking a whole STRAIGHT through a wine cork is kind of a joke, a little blob of cork will send the drill bit or poker in another direction. Corks also swell differently, so they end up not even. So, as you have seen and can see the trees end up a little “not perfect”.

I made a funky tree which I love. The idea was that it was not perfect just like a real tree. The person I made it for is very flexible and has always been really good (in my opinion) of embracing things and not having to have things be perfect or a specific way.  She is good at going with the flow.

I made a monogram tree for some of my family. And I made several of the little trees. Every time I showed one of the little ones to my husband he asked, “Is that ours?” So I got the impression he thought we needed one. So I made one for us. I think I am going to add some pins to it, but we will see.

I sent little ornaments along in case the recipients (of the funky tree and monogrammed tree) wanted to add more decorations.  The monogrammed one is actually somewhat plain to let the “B” show through.

I did realize as I was typing this that a cork wreath does not have to be for Christmas.  I hope to work on it through out the year!

 

                       

 

       

Yay or nay to the cork trees?  Which tree do you like the best? 

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Metal Hummingbird Christmas Tree Ornament

Posted by terrepruitt on December 18, 2020

Here is one of my Christmas tree ornaments for today’s Friday Photo.  Well, I guess the shot is of a few Christmas tree ornaments.

I hope everyone is having a good month!

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Sparkly, Shiny, Blue – Happy

Posted by terrepruitt on February 1, 2019

Here is a pretty blue ornament I received for Christmas. While it is an ornament, it is not necessarily a Christmas Tree ornament. Not all ornaments are just for the tree. I have this hung in my office. I am not really sure about the “grow true”, but it a heart, it is blue, it is sparkly, it is shiny, and it has an additional blue “gem” in it. I like it. It makes me smile.

Sharing a picture of my blue ornament for my Friday Photo today.

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Blue Angel

Posted by terrepruitt on April 13, 2018

Oooooohhhhh! A very talented friend of mine . . . she makes all types of things . . . made angels this past Christmas. And she sent me this blue one. Isn’t she beautiful? I love her and while she would make a lovely Christmas Tree ornament, I think I will have her hang around all year round. Thanks you, SuziCate!

A Blue Angel for today’s Friday Photo!

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Lenox Annual

Posted by terrepruitt on January 29, 2011

It is the end of January and like every year I end up with a Christmas Tree Ornament separate from the Christmas stuff.  I think it began the Christmas of 2000.  My husband’s sister gave us a Christmas Tree ornament for Christmas.  It was a Lenox ornament.  It is a snow flake made of gold metal and china.  The china is on top of the metal.  At the time of this posting I don’t have a picture of it because it IS put up with the Christmas stuff and I didn’t know I was going to be posting about my ornaments.  I might be able to find a picture eventually.  (01.31.11, I found a picture with the first ornament in it.  It is not a great shot because it was of the entire tree.  I cropped it.)   Anyway, this ornament started my love of Lenox ornaments.  I went online and discovered they have a lot of Christmas Tree ornaments.  They even have a club that you can join and you receive an annual Snow Flake.

I always admire my snowflakes.  Every time I put them out I grab one and I say, “Oh, this year is my favorite.”  Then I pick up another one and say, “No, THIS is my favorite.”  Then I pick up the next one . . . and well, you can see where this is going.

The annual ornament is delivered after the first of the year and it never fails no matter how late into January that we pack up our Christmas stuff the ornament arrives after all the boxes are up.  So I always end up with at least that one waiting around all year to be put with the other Christmas stuff.  One year I forgot about it entirely and it didn’t make it on the tree OR even up with the Christmas stuff until the follow year.

This year when I received my ornament I opened it with all the excitement one has when receiving a gift and I was disappointed.  The shape is nice and the sparkles on it are red and green, which is fine.  But the gold painted on the ornaments is haphazard and careless.  It states that it has been hand painted.  I thought the reason for advertising something was hand painted was to explain the care that went into the product and to astonish people with the beautiful skill, not be an excuse for a job poorly done.  I am saddened.  Here I normally love the quality that comes from Lenox and this is very sub par.  I am disappointed.

This latest snowflake has me wondering  . . . . if this is the direction the product is headed it might be the last year I accept it.  It is one of those clubs where they send you a product and you can send it back.  You don’t have to keep it.  Even though it is not that great I am going to keep it, because it is part of the collection.  When I told my husband about it, the first thing he asked was, “Are you going to keep it?”  When I said yes, he looked at my as if to say “then why are you wasting my time telling me about it?”

I have been buying the annual ornament for ten years, I will give them next year.  If the same poor quality comes out then I will cancel.  My hubby said there was also no point in contacting the company to explain my dis-satisfaction.  I am not entirely convinced that is true, but he caused me to think it would be a waste of time.  So, I am just sharing it here.  As I often do.

Do you have a club that you belong to where you receive a product?  Have you belonged to a club where you have seen the quality of the product decline?  It is a bummer.

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