DIY Holiday

Our family recently acquired a piece from my husband's grandparents - a framed Christmas tree mounted on dark green velvet, made up entirely of his grandmother's old costume jewelry. I love it!

These are the kind of gifts that I find most delightful: ones where you can see the hand of the person who made it. While I can't profess to any kind of proficiency in knitting, sewing, needlepoint, carving, pickle making or cookie baking, I will happily pick up a glue gun and try my hand at a little DIY this holiday season.

Or at least do some last-minute holiday shopping on Etsy.

What others think:

  • We have the same thing in our living room from my wife's grandmother. Nice post!!  

    Steve James Dec 15, 2009 — 10:36 pm

  • Thanks! Yes, I'm learning that this must have been a popular thing to do in the 1950's and 60's. A few other Duffy folks have identified that their grandmothers have the same thing at their homes. 

    Jenney Stevens Dec 16, 2009 — 7:43 am

  • I have one from my grandmother, got it as a gift over 10 years ago. My mom made them herself. 

    Jay Dec 17, 2009 — 2:02 pm

  • i especially enjoy the wrench in photo five :) 

    James Martin Dec 20, 2009 — 8:30 pm

  • Haha! Yes! It has my husband's grandmother's name engraved on it! 

    Jenney Stevens Dec 22, 2009 — 5:29 pm

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