It’s funny how ideas come to you. As many of you know I create corsages using new and vintage elements. One of things I do is snip off bits and pieces of new picks to add onto the corsages.
(The black and silver corsage was a custom design for dear Jaimee Rose, but there are similar corsages in my Etsy shop and for sale at Hollywood Regency.)
After one such craft making session as I was cleaning up I scooped up the pick “skeletons” to place them in the trash and hesitated for a moment to admire the now bare stems.
It came to me that new life could be given to such a stem if leaves were added. In another clean up pile were scraps of sheet music leftover from another project. Hmmmmm… so I grabbed a pencil and sketched the outline of a leaf and grabbed my decorative scissors.
I kept sketching and cutting until I had a leaf for each stem.
Everything is better with a touch of glitter right? So out came the Stickles.
I made enough picks to place on my tree and to nestle on top of a few gift bags.
Have you ever recreated something from scraps destined for the landfill?
Go make a beautiful mess and be blessed.