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Upcycled Christmas Trees

upcycled paper glass christmas tree kid art

I'm delighted to write a guest post today – about Pari's handmade Christmas trees – on the very popular and creative blog: Hands On: As We Grow!

Jamie's blog is a wonderful resource for preschool art and craft and playful activities that parents can engage their kids in. She also writes about parenting topics such as "teaching independence", "eating battles" etc. that mothers face so often.

About the craft – as you all know – we love hoarding junk and then upcycling them into something artful. From disposable glasses to dozens of cardboard boxes, from the tags on new dresses to fabric scraps – there are very few things that can find their way to trash under our scanner eyes!

For these Christmas trees too, Pari upcycled some waste and transformed them into these gorgeous beauties. 

Now, ring the door bell on Hands On: As We Grow to read and see pictures of these handmade decorations. Stay on for a while and enjoy a tour of my hostess's fun (blog) space! 

If you'd like to get some more ideas for upcycled art/craft from junk, you can check these:

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  • Chhavi34 December 12, 2011, 1:33 pm

    Hieee…writing in after such a long gap. Finally…had the motivation to get back to life!
    This is so wonderful and wat a great coincidence since Vasavi and I were busy decorating similar stuff for Christmas over the weekend. Its so much fun decorating with stars and glitters and stickers…kids love it and so do we:)

    • Anonymous December 13, 2011, 10:31 am

      Chhavi dear – glad to see you here and happy to see you trying to get back in the groove…
      How wonderful that Vasavi too made such glittery Christmas trees. Actually, it’s the kids who inspire us to not stay in the dumps for long. It’s due to them and for them that we readjust the jumbled up pieces…
      Will call you soon…

  • Sudha December 14, 2011, 3:15 pm

    Wow lovely creation n lovely site too.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.com
    http://sudha-kalra.blogspot.com/p/shop.html

    • Rashmie Jaaju December 16, 2011, 6:01 am

      Thank you, Sudha, for stopping by :) I’ll check out your blog…