|My husband photo in our local paper many years ago|
We are attending a small family and friends New Years Eve party this year ,and I wanted to bring a little something for the hostess. The plan to have the party was hatched kind of at the last minute. Even though everyone is pitching in, I still know that with little time to prepare it can frazzle the nerves of any good hostess.
I decided that entering a store at this present moment to do any form of shopping was totally out of the question. After the whirl wind of this Christmas season I don't plan to shop unless it's for necessities of survival, like food and magazines.
So I began to pull out my stash of left over craft supplies for some inspiration.
Whenever the family opens their gifts, I tend to dive on all reusable bows, tissue paper, and ribbon. This year I seemed to end up with an abundance of goodies.I also have an abundance of empty tissue boxes. This time of year is of course the annual cold and flu season ,and someone around here is usually sneezing.
When this idea came to mind, I had intended to add some tiny family photos from 2010. I had envisioned using some darling scrapbook frames I've held on to. Of course once again on my trip home from work, I forgot to stop and pick up my selected photos I ordered.
Out of shear aggravation with myself, I decided to just start the process,and see where it takes me.
First, I covered the empty tissue box with a piece of white, glittery, scrapbook paper. Then I filled the box with pieces of Styrofoam so my skewers would have a way to stand up. Being an avid crafter I usually always have tons of pipe cleaners, especially sparkly ones. So I wrapped several wooden skewers and placed them into the Styrofoam base. I still had some fabulous glittery card stock letters from the creation of our new Christmas sacks,to spell out HAPPY NEW YEAR.
It was at this point I knew it needed a lot of help to give it the party flare. As I was cleaning up my glittery mess,a small tree in my guest bedroom caught my eye. Actually the small glittery ornaments drew my attention. So I thought why not pop the metal hanger off and attach the glass bulb to the wooded skewers. For the final over the glittery edge I added a wire star tinsel around the box.
I hope it has a fun sparkly New Years look. A look that hopefully says, 2010 you are gone, but not forgotten. 2011 we welcome you with open arms praying you will bring us a peace filled, and prosperous New Year for everyone!