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Super Easy and Affordable Christmas Decor

This time of year is often associated with a busy schedule and frantic attempt to get things done before December 25 when we should be taking the time to enjoy the season. Decorating can play a big role in that self-generated chaos.

Whether it be the cost of store bought decorations, which can be very expensive, or the ability to find something that will fit your own unique style, it can sometimes be quite a task.

Well, let me give you a tip for a simple type of decoration that not only won’t break the bank but won’t even endanger that cute little piglet holding your spare change.

Two things that pretty much everybody has laying around their home is either toilet paper or paper towels. And, what do these two things have in common? If you guessed that the come on a cardboard roll, you’re on the right track.

Save your cardboard rolls, or even collect them from friends and family. Cut the large paper towel version in half as needed. Wrap the roll with any old wrapping paper, or even a colored cello wrap. Leave a couple of inches on the ends and either use tape or some string to tie the ends closed. In less than a minute, you’ve got yourself a Do It Yourself ornament that looks like a classic piece of candy.

Have fun and enjoy this special time of year.

The Artistry of Kim Tucker’s Dream Catchers

I’ve always had a bit of a fascination with Native American culture. And of course, one of the most recognized things from this is the wonderfully designed dream catchers. Artist and craft enthusiast Kim Tucker has come up with some colorful and creative ones of her own and I had to share. She adds a new take on the style and it works out for a cool result. Check out some of them at the end of the post.

You can order her items, along with wire wrapping work, though her Etsy account called ZantiKamala today.

Age Old Creative Debate – Is Jewelry An Art?

There is little doubt that jewelry is often quite artistic. The colors, the shapes and just the thought that goes into design is often intense and creative. However, just because something is artistic in nature ma not mean that it is or should be classified as an art. Perhaps it should be viewed as a craft? Or maybe it should even be in it’s own unique class.

What are your thoughts?

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