Recycling Christmas Trees With a Twist

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    Mary Stewart said it takes her only about 15 minutes to create each ornament, but the preparation takes a few months.

    A North Texas woman creates colorful ornaments from old Christmas.

    Mary Stewart said Positively Endeering was born after she went out to East Texas to chop down a Christmas tree.

    Recycling Christmas Trees With a Twist

    [DFW] Recycling Christmas Trees With a Twist
    A North Texas woman turns old Christmas trees into ornaments. (Published Friday, Dec 19, 2008)

    "And they had the disks that were laying in the ground; I picked a few of them up, and brought them home and they sat on the shelf for a few years," she said. "We finally started working on them, and it went from one thing to another."

    "I drive around the neighborhood and if they (Christmas trees) are out front, then I ring the door bell and ask if I can have (them) because I can recycle it," Stewart said.

    Stewart, who also works a part-time job as a nurse, is up to about 800 ornaments per year.

    And while Stewart said it takes her only about 15 minutes to create each ornament, the actual preparation takes a few months.

    Each ornament is crafted by hand, and each one a little different from the next.

    "We have babies' first Christmas, and the plain tree without the green background and then a simple dove, and I've started combining it for blended families, so I took the Christmas and made a menorah on it this year," she said.

    Positively Endeering ornaments are available in a very limited supply in Dallas at the Current Energy Store.

    Stewart said she is in the process of setting up her Web site and taking orders for next year, including a Santa Claus.

    To contact Positively Endeering, e-mail Stewart at marystewart@positivelyendeering.net.