Thursday, December 24, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!

Merry Christmas, everyone! Here is a bit of Christmas cheer from me to you! I apologize for the picture quality. I can never seem to figure out how to photograph a Christmas tree, so you will only get little glimpses of parts of the trees. If you have any helpful hints (my photographer friends) please share!

The Princess' Tree

We'll start with my favorite tree. I really wanted to do a lot more with the ornaments and topper on this tree, but I just didn't have the time this year. Maybe next year. But I love the fun pink color and the super cute garland.

Family Room Tree

This tree has a very rustic feeling. I made these balls a few years ago, and I love them. I just glued small red beans and black-eyed peas to a styrofaom ball and used jute as the hanger.

I the pictures you can catch a glimpse of the garland. It looks kind of like rope, but up close you can tell it isn't. This used to be a broken basket. I just pulled the basket apart and used it as garland. I love the way it looks, and best of all, it was free.

Tree in the Library

This tree was the worst to photograph, so again, sorry. I got this tree topper years ago, not long after I got married. I paid entirely too much for it, and would never even consider spending that kind of money on a tree now, but I do love it. And I am so glad I was frivolous years ago so I've been able to enjoy it for all these years.

I made these ornaments with some frosted balls, ribbon, and two floral picks that I intertwined.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year!

I'm linking up to Funky Junk's Christmas Trees Unite.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Let the Countdown Begin

Well okay, it actually began a couple of days ago, but whatever.

Take one unfinshished wood frame. Add scrapbook paper, chipboard, stencils, stamps, ribbon, and of course the everfaithful Mod Podge... and voila! You're counting down until Christmas.

I don't know about you, but I better get off this computer and start getting ready for Christmas.