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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas 2012: DIY Christmas Ornaments

The other day, I came across my travel keychain collection in one of my drawers while I was reorganizing the bedroom.  It made me a little sad to think of them tucked away somewhere not on display until I figured, why not just turn them into ornaments?  So I pulled out my bag of extra ornament hooks and went to town!

Please forgive my poor broken Pisa keychain...the leaning tower used to be there, but it fell off and is forever lost.  I'm still hanging onto the rest of it though, as you can see!
 As you can see I like to grab a keychain from most new places that Mr. L and I go together, and I make him snag one for me in each of the places he gets to see when he travels!  A couple of my favorites are pretty adorable, like this wooden flip flop from Matsumoto's Shave Ice in Haleiwa:

And also this cute little jeepney from the Philippines!

It makes me a little happier to think of these little guys gracing our Christmas tree each year (as well as any new additions we'll come across), and how fun it'll be to explain where each came from when we have kids.

Do you collect little mementos from any of your trips?  What do you do to showcase them to remind yourself of your travels?


  1. That is such a cute/genius idea! =]

    1. Thanks! I'm just happy to be able to do something with them besides keeping them in a drawer. It would end up being a big mess if I actually used them as keychains! Haha.



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