Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree - Ruffled

I know we haven't had our Thanksgiving meal yet, but is it okay if I move on to Christmas?


I've decided that our Christmas decor needs a major rehaul.  I made gold & burgundy decorations about 12 years ago (eek!) and IT IS TIME for a change!!! 

First off I'm changing the color scheme to white and silver.  My goal is a clean and contemporary look... and I'm going to try and keep costs down by making most of the decor.  And if I don't finish this year, there's always next year, and the year after that, and the year after that...  I'm not going to pressure myself into doing everything in one month!

My first project is to create some Christmas Trees for the mantel.  Using technique from this felt wreath tutorial that I saw and hearted last year, I made this in one evening as I watched Oprah's Favorite Things (parts 1 & 2) on the DVR.  BTW, all those excited and happy people made me tear up... who knew watching strangers receive things would be so emotional?

and with a little *bling*

star ornament from joann's

project stats:
see basic tutorial here
the styrofoam cone is @ 12 inches high and @ 5 inches wide at the base
1.25 yards of felt
each circle is 2-inches diameter
i used a jar as a circle template
use sharp scissors to cut 2-3 circles out at a time
it took 280 circles & 280 straight pins to cover the tree

Okay, back to Thanksgiving.  I really need to focus so I can start prepping things tonight!

edited december 2, 2011 to add...
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  1. That is the BEST idea!!!! I love it!

    Thanks bunches for linking up to All Things Merry & Brite! Come on back next Wednesday with more of your brilliance!

  2. Absolutely GORGEOUS! I love it! Thanks for linking up AND linking back to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :)

  3. that is so beautiful, well done!

  4. this is adorable! definitely on my to do list for Christmas decorations this year!

  5. Hi Mel,

    Hope you're enjoying a lovely holiday weekend and congrats, your ruffled tree made this week's Top 5 Hits. Come check it out and grab a button if you'd like. I look forward to following along and more great ideas.


  6. Oh MY!!!! I am in love! It is gorgeous! i will be featuring this tonight at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "Featured" button.

  7. Your tree is beautiful! I found you through Ucreate! I'm loving your blog!

  8. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting! You've made my day!! :)

  9. WOW!!! Beautiful! Hope you don't mind that my copycat version will (hopefully) look identical to yours, since I have the exact same pier 1 mirror in my dining room, with a console table under it :) perfect place for some pretty, ruffly trees!

  10. I love this and thou I need another tree like I need a hole in my head I will be making this!

  11. This tree is absolutely gorgeous!


  12. Saw this on Someday crafts -- gorgeous! Love white trees for Christmas!

  13. Saw this at Someday Crafts....it is on the Must Craft list....time consuming but SO worth it!

  14. Hello Mel!
    I really like your fluffy tree! So cute!

    Visit me at www.cabinfever228.blogspot.com

    Mel's Cabin (yes! I'm a Mel too!!)

  15. This is really beautiful! You did an awesome job.


  16. I missed these!!!!!!!! oh how I love them so much! Great job Mel. I am jealous of your talent.

  17. I am in love with your little tree. Fabulous! I hope you will join my Holiday Decor party on 12/15.
    Happy Holidays,

  18. boy do i love this tree! i have a tree form that i was going to cover in cherry sour candies...but this felt looks so cute, i have to give it a go!

  19. Just found you from TaterTots & Jello!

    I'm in LOVE with this tree idea! The felt gives it more such a beautiful look!



  20. Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) This will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!

  21. Now that will change your decor theme after 12 years! It is beautiful. Great job, love the texture of the felt.

  22. LOVE it!!!! So simple and sweet! Would love for you to come visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

  23. I so love this! I will have to try this very soon! I have a paper mache tree too!

  24. We did this project on a foam ball, but didn't think about doing it for a tree. Beautiful!

  25. Wow! gorgeous! I am heading to the store in the morning to get supplies! I am in desperate need of some new decor for my front hall....thank you for the inspiration!

  26. Your tree is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  27. I really want to make this! I need to figure out how to save this somewhere so when I get the time I can do it. I love the tree, its just beautiful and elegant looking.

  28. So cute...I'm adding this one to my...to-do-for-next-year file!

  29. Yay another project for my Big Shot :) Love the tree!


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