This year I am really into decorating for Christmas. Maybe it's the fact that I have a whole board on Pinterest filled with Christmas ideas, Kaye came out at Thanksgiving and helped me with the tree, or that I discovered Carolina Pottery which has made my decorating dreams come true.
It's probaby a mix of all three.
Anyways, I pinned this ornament tree because I absolutey loved it. And when I ended up with a million silver and red ornaments I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
But I did not like the garland beads she used as a filler. And I felt like the tree needed some more volume. So I used this tutorial as a guide, but came up with my own design that I like better.
Here is my interpretation of the Ornament Tree:
Instead of using the garland beads, I used tinsel. It seemed to give it a more "tree-like" effect. (If that makes any sense.) And I added smaller beads in between the bigger ornaments to give it a fuller look. I also glued some small berries in for a more dimensional effect. I was unsure how this would turn out, but I was pretty happy that my "Pinterest Experiment" turned out.
On a side note, the ornaments I used shattered easily. So I did have some surprise moments when I trying to get them placed on the tree. That's always fun.
Cost $5.00 ($4 bucks for the foam cone that was 1/2 off at Joann's and $1 for the tinsel at the dollar store. All ornaments were free!)
I also pinned this idea of a Christmas word hanging. And I also saw letters wrapped in garland.
And so I combined them and created a whole new project.
I just cut out the letters out of cardboard. And then cut up the garland and glued it on. It took maybe an hour at most.
Cost $0 (I had all the stuff already!)
Kaye and I had already worked on the wreath, but I really, really wanted to add a letter Rr to it and some green mesh. But when we had went to Carolina Pottery, they didn't have any neat letters. So when I went back just a couple of days ago, guess what I found? A green letter Rr! I picked up yet another roll of Deco Mesh at Sam's Club and got to work!
Cost $11 ($7 for the mesh and $4 for the letter.)
And lastly, I wanted to decorated our front door more. Justin's sister Lorianne had decorated her door with Deco Mesh and big ornaments. I loved it and had to try it.
And while I really had wrestle with that Deco Mesh, I think I finally got it "just so." I wished I would have had more mesh so it would have reached the bottom of the ground. But I didn't so this will work for now!
(On a side note, it was in the 70's as I decorated outside. By the time I was done, I was hot! It was very weird to be decorating for Christmas in beautiful warm weather.)
Cost $5 (Big ornaments at the dollar store.)
And there you have it. I did more crafts this last week than I have all of 2012!
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