Friday, 11 December 2009

The most expensive paper christmas decorations EVER

Seriously, these decorations are prohibitively expensive. These cost thousands of dollars to make. I'd write the amount on a piece of paper and slide it over to you to discreetly look at but then you'd be rendered speechless forever.

Why did they cost so much? Well for one, they're handmade, and quality craftmanship is not to be sneezed at, right?! But the real reason is because I made them from the envelopes my bills came in. That, and some scrapbooking cardboard from Eckersleys and pricey japanese paper from Kinokuniya.

Merry Christmas World!




If you'd like to make your own paper ornaments like these for Christmas (or any occasion, I made some for my mums 50th birthday party too!) then head to Design*Sponge and take a look at the tutorial posted there.  They're super quick and easy to make. And of course, the paper cranes are folded from security paper, found in the inside of the envelopes your bills come in!

Sadly, the cost of these decorations was increased by a unfortunate incident, involving my favourite glass bowl (finnish crystal! a gift from my mother-in-law! still in the orginal box from the 70s!) and 30 cms of height between a coffee table and the carpet. I think I got all the bits of glass out of the carpet but it will be forever tear stained....



But 30 Rock, beer and a lazy evening on the couch is making everything feel better...





6 comments:

art4friends said...

my oh my they look AMAZING!!!

especially with those super high ceilings!! so jealous. you did such a great job. well done ;)

xoxox

Pilgrim Lee said...

WOW!!! that looks gorgeous! i did those 'mod' paper decorations last year, they are so easy but so cool. well done, clever thing!

RIP crystal bowl. i will have a minutes silence for it.

Kate said...

So lovely! I keep meaning to make those baubles and never getting to it... maybe nex year. And the cranes are a great idea, for any season.

And also, I acutally said OH NO!! out loud when I saw that bowl and my sister came running to see what I'd done.

Sara said...

Renee - thanks sweetie! and super high ceilings might look nice but changing the lightbulbs is a bitch!

Pilgrim and Kate - thanks for your kind words...rip bowl...we had some good times together....

handmade romance said...

wow your chrissy decorations are amazing! i love them. we dont have any up but you are tempting me to do something about that now ; )
dont worry about posting the award. im really sorry to hear you have been made redundant at this time of the year too! good things end up coming from these situation - i believe. somehow you may not have been on the right path and now you have an opportunity to change to a new exciting path perhaps... hope the funk passes quickly xx

Alex said...

Oh, SO pretty! Love love love the blue theme.
xo

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