Recycling Christmas Trees With a Twist

By Jane Geelan
|  Friday, Dec 19, 2008  |  Updated 5:45 PM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Recycling Christmas Trees With a Twist

KXAS

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

advertisement
Photos and Videos

Recycling Christmas Trees With a Twist

A North Texas woman turns old Christmas trees into ornaments.
More Photos and Videos

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.

"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.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get NBCDFW on Mobile!
Get NBCDFW's free news and weather... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out