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The 2013 Tree!

December 19, 2013

After last year’s Egg Box Tree egg-cellence

egg-box81-2we knew we had our work cut out to come up with something as special for this years.
And I think we may have pulled it out of the bag.

Proudly presenting….

the 2013 Make Do and Mend Christmas Tree….

made from….

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Lampshades!

And here it is at night

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I was inspired after seeing the wonderful Sarah Moore’s lampshade trees online

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and while I am the first to admit that our’s may not have quite the same vintage style and class, we are pretty pleased with it!
And actually, even hubby admitted that a couple of evenings sat in front of the TV wrapping ribbon around lampshades was preferable to battling with a real tree 🙂
That and the cat seems to like it….

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  • Reply fashionforlunch December 19, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    so cute

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  • Reply AffordableLiving December 19, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    That is so cool!! So, so cool. 😀

    • Reply Jen December 19, 2013 at 10:40 pm

      Thankyou!

  • Reply Jo aka Kiwijo December 19, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Wow, what a need idea, and I love the added pussycat :o)

    • Reply Jen December 19, 2013 at 10:40 pm

      She even managed to turn the lights off somehow!

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