Monday, November 30, 2009

O Christmas Tree


Hello there, my friends. I hope that you have all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! You should be sufficiently stuffed, have some shopping under your belt, and at least pulling out the Christmas decorations by now!

I guess I thought that most of us would have our trees up at some point this week. Whenever you do, please link up below so that we can see it! Or if you have seen some cool ideas for trees, share those too. I am still needing a little inspiration. My tree is up but nothing's on it yet. I am about to work on it tonight.

For now I am going to share two Christmas tree crafts that I did MacGyver style {with stuff laying around the house} And hopefully I will get some pics of my actual tree up later this week.


The first idea I got from Robin@ All Things Heart and Home. She shared a great idea for Fabric Scrap Trees. The only adjustments I made were that I used a cardboard coat hanger rod instead of a dowel and an empty ribbon roll to hold it. Not that a dowel and stand would be too expensive at the craft store, but I just didn't want to leave the comfort of my home {and pjs}. Thanks, Robin, for the super cute idea! Go see hers--they are actually finished and beautiful!









And here is the other tree I made:

Burlap Scrap Tree

Materials:
burlap
posterboard
scissors
hot glue



First I made a cone out of posterboard. You could use any kind of stiff paper..probably even cardstock or scrapbook paper. Then I glued little strips of burlap together at the ends to make a loop. I started at the bottom and glued the loops to the tree over lapping them all the way to the top. I tried to stagger them. That was pretty much it.








Ho! Ho! Ho!


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24 comments:

  1. I am retarded. And annoyed at myself. I made a wreath for this last week and didn't post it to the McLinkey. D'oh. Like I said. Argggh.

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  2. That burlap tree is just about the cutest decoration I've ever seen.. and I'm all about the burlap this season!!!

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  3. love the burlap tree - and your mcguyver style LOL :D

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  4. I so want you to come write Emmanuel on my white board! (When we build - a big blackboard in my kitchen is a must!) - My mom used to make Hershey Kiss trees with tree-shaped styrafoam - using pins and thin ribbon for little boys to put on. A teacher favorite! I love your burlap ideas!

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  5. Love your trees!
    Thanks so much for linking me!
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  6. I don't have burlap, but I've got lots of ribbon scraps....hmmmm.....

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  7. Super cute stuff. My favorite is the burlap tree! : )

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  8. So pretty! What a great idea - I've got tons of scraps and could do this without spending a cent. I love those kinds of projects!

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  9. Love your new blog layout and the pic of your kids- They are adorable !!! How do I link up my tree post? I have had so much fun with this TWOC ...I know you will be taking a blog break but I hope you come back soon. Your site is so much fun :)

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  10. I love your burlap tree. That is so cute!

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  11. Those burlap trees are DARLING! Love them. I made some that are wrapped around triangle tree forms -- but mine and yours together would be darling. I might have to make some of those soon! Great job! I am going to feature this on my Friday Favorites :)

    XOOX
    Jen

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  12. I wasn't too excited about doing too much for Christmas now that almost all my gifts are done, but both of these trees get me pretty excited! Thanks for the ideas!

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  13. I LOVE, LOVE the burlap tree - so cute!

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  14. pk @ Room Remix
    The burlap tree is A-DOR-A-BLE!!! Great job. Have a good weekend...

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  15. Everything you touch always turns out beautiful! You are creative at whatever you do. Keelie, I totally understand you needing to lessen your time on your blog, but I will be watching for your posts. I have really enjoyed TWOC!

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  16. Both your tree and her tree are SUPER CUTE! So much personality in them. What fun Christmas decor.

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  17. I LOVE this! I am going to feature this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

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  18. Hello,

    Very nice blog & good information.

    Thanks
    -Gusti

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  19. Thank you for sharing this tutorial awesome Merry christmas to you & yours

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