This post is part of the handmade Christmas series, our mission to make Christmas more meaningful and what better way than a Christmas made with love?
Last year, I made some easy crochet baubles. This year I wanted to start a new tradition of making some Christmas decorations using family photos from the year so we can keep them as fun reminders of each year that passes. Call me sentimental, but I’m having visions of Gordon, in grandpa slippers and me with my purple rinse hair, peering at the pictures on the tree from our rocking chairs.
Those of you who know me will realise that my love of up-cycling jam jars is becoming a bit of an obsession. So when it dawned on me that I might be able to turn a jam jar lid into a Christmas decoration I got a little excited, ahem, more excited than is appropriate.
Luckily, the experiment turned out better than expected. The only problem is that I just used my oh-so temperamental home printer, so the photos could do with a bit of love. I am going to have the photos professionally printed somewhere like our lovely sponsors Photobox photo printing so they look better and last longer.
Cybele Masterman (Bele) trained as a beauty therapist, aromatherapist and journalist. After working as all of the above has found herself on a quest for a beautiful and meaningful life that doesn't cost the earth. Follow on google: +blahblahmagazine twitter: @blahblahzine or Instagram: BlahBlahMagazine