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!
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…
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)!
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.