Sunday, November 29, 2009

Milk Weed Pod Christmas Ornament


When I was a kid, my grandmother lived in the Catskill Mountains in New York. She was such a early recycler, never throwing away anything. She would say...Waste not, Want not!!! That was in the 1970's and she lived her entire life with that mantra. She was 96 when she passed last October, 2008 and I started looking for all the Christmas ornaments that we made with her. Here is a Milk Weed Pod that has been transformed! The outside or back was left natural. The inside, what you see, was coated with glitter and trim. The angel rests on a small tuft of fiber-fil! God Bless you Grandma... you are my recycling angel! ENJOY!

6 comments:

  1. I used to make these as a child. My neighbor had some in his yard I was eyeing over but then he chopped them up.

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  2. That is absolutely beautiful!!! Wow!

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  3. Cyndi, this is wonderful! I remember my Grandmother also had these on her tree...though I never tried this myself...it is so nice to see them again! TFS!

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  4. Cindilou,
    What a great project and memory of your Grandma :)

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  5. your grandma lives on in these ornaments, her mantra and your memories. may peace be yours everyday

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