Christmas in September

Is it too early to plan ahead and prepare for Christmas in September? Initially I was planning to work on my crafts and other little things for Christmas only in October which at the time I still thought was rather early but after thinking about it a bit more and taking into consideration of my work I realised things would only get busy and I would be distracted once the hotel is open in a matter of few weeks so I decided it’s never too early to get organised for my favourite season of the year!

week 36 - curtain ring xmas ornament 1

There’s torrential rain outside since 3 hours ago and the temperature has dropped considerably so it’s cool and breezy, and it gives me just the right “feel” to talk about Christmas crafts…

This was only 15 minutes after the rain came!  The road outside my place was flooded with muddy water from the construction site up ahead...

This was only 15 minutes after the rain came! The road outside my place was flooded with muddy water from the construction site up ahead…

I started with the curtain rings (again!!!) and upcycled them into Christmas tree ornaments. Simple, uncomplicated and inexpensive. I managed to find a great bargain in the form of little gold sequins at only RM3.80 for 10 meters (USD1.00+/70+p) and I used my favourite bias tape/piping which is far better to use and cheaper than ribbon and they come in various colours. I have some leftover ribbons and gold strings from last few Christmases so in the end I reckon for 12 ornaments I spent less than RM10 (USD3.00/£2.00)!

"raw materials" --- curtain rings, bias tapes/pipings and sequins...

“raw materials” — curtain rings, bias tapes/pipings and sequins…

I decided to continue with the colour theme of the last few years of very traditional gold, red and green as I love some of my existing ornaments and decorations and want to put them out again this year.

gold ornametns 1

gold ornaments 1

gold ornaments 2

gold ornaments 2

red ornaments

red ornaments

green ornaments

green ornaments

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