One of a kind DIY Christmas Tree

One of a kind Christmas TreeOne more Christmas tree craft. I have officially run out of tree cones, so this just may be the last tree for the year…

The idea for this tree came from looking at old Christmas decorations and picks from Christmases past. They just sit in a box year after year, not used, but not being thrown away either. And I had some limpet shells left over from a recent tutorial, but not enough to do another tree. So I just started gluing parts of Christmas picks, marbles, rope and shells to see what I would come up with.

One of a kind Christmas Tree idea

First I wrapped the cone form in white felt. (Looks better than the brown color of the cone to me.)

One of a kind Christmas Tree idea

I used a mish-mash of materials I already had. That meant old Christmas picks, faux berries and leaves from candle holders, marbles, shells, rope, etc.

One of a kind Christmas Tree idea

Starting at the bottom of the cone, I hot glued each item, one at a time. Requires quite a bit of glue sticks and patience. :)

One of a kind Christmas Tree idea

This is what “creativity” looks like in my craft room. A happy mess!

One of a kind Christmas Tree idea

I just added row after row of different items. No plan, just winging it as I went.

One of a kind Christmas Tree idea

I had some limpet shells, from CereusArt, left over from the Limpet Shell tree tutorial, so they HAD to be added! I love the turquoise and red together. :D

One of a kind Christmas Tree idea

Since I had all the supplies for this craft on hand, it was “free” to make. Just a bit of time and a lot of glue sticks!

Linking to:

Persia Lou

Elizabeth and Co.

 Sand & Sisal

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party

 

 

Christmas Wreath

My Christmas decorating style this years has been simple and a little rustic/nature-ish. (I declare that a word.) I wanted to make a new Christmas wreath for the front door using a grapevine natural wreath form. But I got stuck. I bought a few things to add to it, including an adorable cardinal, but I couldn’t pull it together.

My BFF Kerry, came over today, and I had asked her to bring “some ribbons and stuff” with her. Well… She brought a trunk-full of goodies! OMG! Who is this girl… and why did I not know she was hoarding such great craft supplies?! Seriously!

DIY Christmas Wreath Inspiration

So while I went up to pick up some lunch for us, she got busy and brilliantly put together this one of a kind, amazing wreath. As I had struggled, all the day before, trying to come up with something clever for this wreath, she managed to come up with a masterpiece while I was gone a mile down the road for just a few minutes. She is a talented girl!

DIY Christmas Wreath Inspiration

DIY Christmas Wreath Inspiration

DIY Christmas Wreath Inspiration

DIY Christmas Wreath Inspiration

Gorgeous, huh? Sorry, she’s my best friend and you can’t have her. Or her craft supplies! I know where she lives. She will be sharing with me now. ;)

 

DIY Christmas Trees

I have put together a collection of DIY Christmas trees. Most are from this year, but a few are from Christmases Past. They are fun and easy to make and don’t require a lot of time or money. Gotta love that, especially this time of year! Hope you find some Christmas tree inspiration. Enjoy!

Fun and Easy DIY Christmas Tree Ideas

  1. Wood Christmas Trees
  2. Sea Urchin Christmas Tree
  3. DIY Twine Christmas Tree
  4. No tutorial for these trees. The green trees are wrapped in green twine and the white tree is simply a cone form wrapped in white garland and decorated with small pine cone picks and topped with a pipe cleaner star. This was my daughters contribution to my tree mania this year! ;)
  5. Driftwood Christmas Tree
  6. Music Sheet Christmas Trees
  7. These 3 trees are wrapped in various materials. The first one is wrapped in 2 different burlap ribbons, with plastic buttons attached with hot glue. The middle tree is wide “birch” ribbon I picked up at a Christmas show last year, and the third tree is 2 small cone forms wrapped in sisal rope and stacked on top or each other.
  8. Limpet Shell Christmas Tree
  9. This set of trees are cone forms wrapped in different bulky textured yarns.


    Happy Christmas Tree Makin’!

    Linking to:
    Sand & Sisal
    AKA Designs
    The Found and Foraged