I was all ready to guest post over at Stash Manicure on Monday, but there was a little mix up so I thought I'd share my thoughts with you on more ways to use up your scraps! Specifically, for making Christmas projects.
Over the last year or two I have been adding a few details to my Christmas decor. They've been simple projects, but have used up quite a bit of my red and green scraps. As you can see, my colors are quite traditional.
Above, you can see a simple table runner I made using red, green and white 2-1/2" squares. Putting the colors in a diagonal pattern adds interest and I love that I was able to make it just the right size to fit my entry table.
Next, I had an idea that I wanted to do using holly berries and leaves. This little runner sits on my coffee table in my family room. It was a good way to use up small pieces of greens and reds. Green rick rack added the right finishing touch.
But still, I had more red and beige scraps that I couldn't stand to have laying around, so I had to make a little something for my kitchen table. This one will be good because it is neutral enough to work for Valentine's Day, Fourth of July, whatever.
But then I got looking and I found that I had even more red, green and white scraps! Oh, what to do, what to do!?!
So I got to work making a few dresdens using the EZ Dresden ruler by Darlene Zimmerman. Dresdens are fun, but only require a teeny tiny bit of fabric for each point so I'm thinking about doing a pieced sashing, as well as using up more scraps for the centers. Hopefully by then I'll have made a dent in my red/green stash.