I'm Into Christmas Trees!

This is a post from when I was a guest of Crafty Goodies back at the beginning of the month.  I so wanted to share it with you, so if you missed it here we go with a bit more detail.

It seems every season I make something new for my little kitchen table.  It’s more a round bar table, but it reminds me of a place where two friends can share a cup of coffee. 

It’s Christmas so time for another centerpiece. 

I created a tree from a Styrofoam cone and my scraps.

Ingredients:  Bo Bunny paper; Stryrofoam cone; Technique Tuesday tiles FUNdamentals of Snow; Sizzix’s Tim Holtz Decorative Strip Mini Paper Rosettes; Ranger’s Stickles Frosted; Fiskars Round ‘n Round X-Large, Large, Medium, and thumb punch; pins; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Fragments and Baubles; Glossy Accents, Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet;  white tulle; Webster’s Pages ruffled ribbon; twin to tie the tulle onto.


This is simple to put together from your scraps.  I did not go out and buy anything.  The main note to make is when building your tree after you punch out the circles, add and let dry the Frosted Stickles, is to build your tree from the bottom up.  It is so much easier to overlap the edges when you start at the bottom.  Yes, I know by experience.  LOL  I used simple sewing pins to place my circles. 

Add your garland.  I just looped the tulle around the twine and trimmed it to size.  This is where keeping those small pieces of scrap tulle pays off.


Make your ornaments and hang them.  I added a bit of ribbon and baubles. 

I pinned the ribbon to the underneath edge of the cone.  I can take everything apart of store later or remake into something else. 

Now if I could invite everyone over for a cup of Christmas Coffee from my new Krueger Coffee Maker!  Merry Christmas to me from Hubby.  Funny Side Note:  it use to drive me crazy as a teenager that mom and dad would hide the presents before Christmas and even though I "found them" I would have to wait...LOL.  Well, my hubby took it a step further, bought the Krueger for my present and set it in plain sight saying I could not set it up before Christmas.  Well, he certainly should not have went to work and left me alone with the coffee maker.  FYI:  it makes a great cup of coffee and tea!  

Have a Wonderful Merry Craft-mas!  






Gratitude List
1.  to kiss and hug my grandchildren
2.  God's strength and comfort for the parents and families of Sandy Hook Elementary
3.  safety for me and Jim in all the Christmas traffic
4.  God's provision for the big and small
5.  laughter, a Bob Hope kinda laughter

Comments

  1. This is such a lovely holiday piece, Debby! I love all of the layered circles and sparkle.

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  2. You are so clever! My granddaughter crawled up onto the dining room table the other day and dismantled my Christmas tree centerpiece! Aargh!
    My favorite k-cup: Chocolate raspberry! A good place to buy them: Kohls, with a 30% off coupon and free shipping code! Why should we wait until Christmas when we can just enjoy that many more days?!!

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  3. What a fun little tree Great use of scraps!

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  4. wow what a fabulous paper tree !

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