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Totally Green Contest- Announcing the Top 12 Finalists!

by Susan


Johnnie and I both sat down separately this weekend and rated all the amazing entries that we received over the past two weeks, using the following criteria:

1.  Originality (Have we seen it before?)
2.  Attention to Details
3.  Awesomeness (Do we want to drop everything and make one right now?)

For each criteria, we rated the project from 1 to 10, (1 being not that awesome to 10 being totally amazing).  Scores were totaled on each side (Johnnie is in Indiana, and I am in Georgia).  We then combined our scores in order to come up with the top twelve.

So here they are in no particular order! 

1. Holiday Scoop by Brenda Williams- Weatherford, OK – Cats, Kids and CraftsCreated from a Detergent scoop, craft foam, glue, cotton ball or craft moss, bow, marker for details.  Tutorial can be found here: Detergent Scoop Craft.

2. Scrappy Christmas Tree – by Carolyn Garris-Made from scrap paper and a tree branch. Full tutorial can be found at her website, Homework.

3.  Panda Ornament by Lynall Watchorn- my entry is a recycled Fat Albert light bulb painted to look like a Panda for your Christmas Tree!

4.  Reindeer Head- I just finished a holiday craft that I wanted to send into the contest.  Here is a link to my animal trophy head tutorial :  Pink Stripey Socks Cardboard Animal – Leslie Manlapig
 Heart Ornaments by Anne Franklin Designs

5.  Heart Ornament- A repurposed christmas tree ornament that can double as a gift tag. I used vintage dictionary pages and sheet music and handpainted paper for the heart.  My name is Anne Franklin, business is {afd}. website is  Anne Franklin Designs.

Christmas Tree Skirt by Olivia Sing

6.  Christmas Tree Skirt- made from recycled fabric samples.  My mother-in-law brought me a ton of fabric samples that her fabric store was getting rid of (as they had new fabric coming in).  I knew I wanted to use them for something and came up with a christmas tree skirt last year as a fun way to use them.  I can’t wait to get my Christmas tree this year, so I can use this again!  ~Olivia Sing

Wool Trees by Ellen Price

7.  Wool Holiday Trees – My wool trees are made from cast off wool, merino, lambswool, some camel and llama and alpaca articles.  ~Ellen Price  My website is  Link to the project is here: Wool Holiday Trees 

Snowbuddy by Donita Ferguson

8. Snow Buddy – He is totally green, 99% recycled materials.  He is made of used children boots, scarf, and hat. A used chenille bed spread for the body and stuffed with plastic bags. Button off used sweater for the eyes and down the front. Arms can be wire or tree branches. He is approximately 23 inches tall.  If you would like to buy a buddy or a pattern you can find them on Facebook at Lind Marie Enchanted Treasure. ~Donita Ferguson 

Santa Box by Susan Sant

9.  Santa Treat Box – Here’s a treat box I made from a repurposed French’s French Fried Onions container.  It only took an hour and cost me absolutely nothing.  I used items I already had.  And I’m happy with the way it turned out.  You can read all about it here: Repurposed Santa Treat Box ~Susan Sant

Christmas Advent by Ashley Thurman

10.  Advent Calendar created with baby food jars by Ashley Thurman. Full tutorial: Advent Calendar ~ Cherished Bliss- 

Newspaper Ornaments by Monica Rudy

11.  Newspaper Ornaments by Monica Rudy. Homemaking with Monica – 

Wine Charms by Morena Hockley

12. Wine Charms created from an old book~Morena Hockley – full tutorial at:  Morena’s Corner

Now it is your turn!  Please take a moment to vote for your favorite!  Voting will be open until 8:00 PM on Sunday, Nov 25.  At that time, we will narrow it down to the top six.  Help us decide who wins the awesome Prize Package!  The poll is below and also in the right hand column at the top of the page.  

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