In this holiday workshop, you will create a decoration for your fireplace mantle or shelf, or use it as a table centerpiece. Upcycling at its finest!

Things you will need:

  • Short to medium candlestick (thrift stores always have some!)

  • Bamboo skewer

  • Drinking straws (just a couple)

  • Assorted paper (scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, paper bags, old book pages, coffee filters)

  • Wine cork

  • Glue

  • Scissors

  • Drawing Compass for making circles (or something similar to help!)

  • Ruler

  • Small ornament for a topper

  • Optional: glitter for embellishment, small acorns

About the teacher:

Lisa Denney has been drawing and painting since the 8th grade. After ditching studies in biology, she earned a degree in art from the University of West Georgia, and that led to a career in rug and carpet design. She rented a studio in 2015 to get the rug design out of the house, and found a community and motivation to make art. She comes from a long line of women that enjoy crocheting and knitting and the awful craft of “plastic canvas.” She currently makes her home in Chattanooga with her man and her cat.