Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Tree tutorial

I have a bit of a "thing' for Christmas trees. My "white" tree "died" this year and i happened to have a "spare green one in the attic....so I put it up instead. I don't like it. All the ornies were picked specifically for a white tree and basically look icky on the green one. so, now do i get a new white tree or new ornies? decisions, decisions!

Well, this started out as a tree to go outside in a urn on the front porch, but then got way too fragile and cute for all that. it has ended up on the counter in the kids' bathroom. i LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it!

here's what you need:
styro cone
garland
hot glue
tons of plastic/vintage/whatever ornies

Here is my cone:
I hot glued, and wrapped the garland covering the cone. This particular garland i got a while back at the Thrift Store for less than $3 for a whole bag! I have enough left to make another tree easily. I love it...
It is this really beautiful pinkish silvery patina that is just yummy!

I had these flora picks from after Christmas clearance last year at Michael's. I loved them and dug and dug for several, even though i had no idea at the time how i would use them...

Above ^ is how they looked ...i decided the "green" had to go because it didn't match all the glittery goodness i had going on...below is the after, i just ripped it off.

here is the tree in its first stages after I stuck in the picks. Then i started adding old bulbs, plastic clearance salvaged ornies, vintage stuff i have hoarded, etc. until i ran out and had to make a trip to the Thrift store...
and HERE is the finished product!!! totally fab! I have to tell this...see that big pink pear at the top? I think it was 2 years ago, maybe last year Target had them at Christmas. I fell in love with them but they were $7.99 for FOUR! no way Jose! well i bought 2 boxes at 90% off because i just HAD to have them....and i finally used one box on this tree! yay! 79 cents put to good work!


hope you are all having fun decking your halls!

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