Upcycling was the theme and creativity was the scene when all the entries in the Upcycled Christmas Tree competition started popping up around town. Here they are - the winner will be announced later this week.
The creative ladies at the library have decorated their tree with baubles made out of old books, it would have taken so long to fold those pages and cut out the shapes, amazing work! You can find this tree inside the library — The Centre — Patuki Manawa. This beautiful tree by Janneke and Shaun Tata used to be their deck. Such a fun and simple idea that would have taken quite a bit of work to put together. It carries the messages of Manaakitanga (hospitality/kindness/ generosity/support) and Whanaungatanga (relationship, kinship, sense of family connection/belonging). This tree is outside the Western Bay Museum. Wow, what an amazing burst of colour on this tree by Katikati College. This wonderful big tree is outside the Katikati library and consists of hundreds of plastic bottles made into flowers, what a huge amount of love and colour has gone into this tree!
Pauline McFadyen designed and created this super cute little tree from driftwood and shells and it has a great beachy vibe which is perfect for a Kiwi Christmas. This tree and its beautiful shell angel is in the Arts Junction.
Check out this inspired tree by the Katikati Advertiser made from pieces of driftwood, especially placed to create these gorgeous feet. The decorations are all newspaper inspired, so creative! Come and see it at the Arts Junction.