Merry - A Handmade Seasonal Guide Dec 2015 - Page 24

REPURPOSED LIGHT FIXTURE HOLIDAY DECOR BY Melissa DiRenzo It’s amazing what a little imagination can do to transform an old and dated light fixture that I found at the thrift shop for lest than $5. By removing the guts and filling it with some fun festive pieces it’s transformed into a adorable piece of holiday decor and the best part is that it’s one less item to make it to the landfill. Click photo to visit The Sweet Escape for the full tutorial (opposite) SANTA BEARD CROCHET PATTERN BY Ashlee Marie It’s time to test your crochet skills with this festive Santa pattern. You’ll have a million little Santa’s running around in no time. Click photo to visit Marie for the full tutorial BEFORE 24