Enfeites de Natal Reciclados :: Recycled Christmas Ornaments

Os enfeites da nossa árvore de Natal são todos reciclados. Hoje mostro-vos três ideias para aproveitar materiais antigos e sobras de tecidos e fitas:
1. Enfeites antigos (os meus preferidos; adorava encontrar mais enfeites deste género). Estes foram todos comprados em lojas de caridade inglesas, mas vinham com uns cordéis/fitas/bocados de lã muito feios. Limitei-me a substitui-los por fitas de algodão e de cetim em cores berrantes… que diferença! Ficaram instantaneamente com um ar festivo e sofisticado q.b. Aqui fica uma ideia para pôr a uso os enfeites das avós (e se não os quiserem, não os deitem fora… enviem-mos!).
2. Embrulhar bolas de Natal com restos de tecido — no meu livro tenho explicações e fotografias passo-a-passo.
3. Fazer borlas com retalhos de tecido — mais uma ideia retirada do meu livro
Aqui ficam três ideias simples e baratas para este Natal. Espero que gostem!
Every ornament I’ve hung this year on our Christmas tree has been recycled or repurposed. Today I’m showing you three ideas to make use of spare materials and little odds and ends:

1. Vintage ornaments (my absolute favourites; I wish I could find a few more like these). These were all bough in English charity shops but they came with ugly pieces of string/yarn/thread attached to them. I simply replaced those with cotton and satin ribbons in bright colours… and what a difference it makes! Talk about an instant transformation: they suddenly look a lot more festive and sophisticated. Here’s an idea to revive granny’s old ornaments (and if you still don’t like them, please don’t throw them away… send them to me!).

2. Old bubbles wrapped in fabric — in my book I show you step by step pictures and instructions on how to make this (it’s really simple, as you can imagine).

3. Tassels made with fabric scraps — again, this is one of the projects from my book.

Here are three simple and cheap ideas for this Christmas. I hope you like them!
(photos: © Constança Cabral)

7 thoughts on “Enfeites de Natal Reciclados :: Recycled Christmas Ornaments

  1. Vanille says:

    Ha! I love it! It gives your tree a homemade touch, it's beautiful! And soooo happy to see these, because I didn't buy your book (not that I don't want to… but I won't understand a word of it! Some of the words look like french, but it's not french!!!) but I'm very interested by it's content.

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