Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A trio of trees.

A closer look at the mantel today so you can see my new trio of trees.


All three trees were made very inexpensively. I used poster board to make a cone shape because have you seen the price of styrofoam cones? The tallest one I wrapped the cone with jute twine and then added a ribbon garland. The one to the left cut green burlap that I had from another poject, in to short little strips and then hot glued them to the cone. Finally the shortest of the trees was just a piece of green felt that I whipstitched up the side and slid over the cone. I used some white puff paint to make it look like snow. Or at least it was supposed to look like snow but I'm thinking not so much.
For the bases of the trees I used glass candle holders for the two short ones and a taller wood candle stick for the tall one.
There you have it, a trio of trees on the cheap.

25 comments:

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! We like the green burlap tree. Happy 12-12-12 Wednesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

marie said...

Best lookin' bunch of trees I've ever seen! They look wonderful grouped together!! I love them all!

EM Illustrator said...

They look lovely, and look very nice together :) Well done you! Hugs, Eva

Ginny said...

Woderfull!!!! You could make a fortune from a Christmas craft booth!!!

Duni said...

These are great! I love that they are made with things you already had around the house :)

Pat said...

How creative you are! Love the trees. :) x

Catherine said...

Your trees a super pretty! I like all those ideas and I like the different colors and textures. Awesome!
xo Catherine

Donna said...

Good job! It seems like the styrofoam shapes at the craft stores are outrageously priced, so a cardboard substitute is a smart way to go.

Sandra said...

Styrofoam anything has skyrocketed for sure. these are really cool, i like the one with the burlap best of the three... and it does look like snow OR icing? maybe edible trees next time? can we see a closeup of the white Saint Nick? he looks like one i would love. you are sooooo talented... you never cease to amaze me with your crafts.

Christine said...

GREAT LOOKING GROUP OF TREES!
Love what you did with the green burlap one!
Best wishes
Christine

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness - I have to say that not only are they pretty - but just the way you think things up is amazing. I could never do that. I liked all of them - they are all different. And the price of Styrofoam - why is it so much????

Remington said...

You are SO creative! I love them! Beth is STILL trying to figure out the paperback wreath....she doesn't seem to get it....

Bossy Betty said...

Woman! You are so talented!!!

Sandee said...

They are adorable too. You are so talented. I also think I have a Santa just like that one. Sure looks the same to me. I love that Santa.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

Donna said...

Great thinking!! Now catch the next plane to Texas and come make Me some!!Hahaaaa
hughugs

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Ann, I LOVE your trio of trees--especially the burlap one... CUTE!!!

We are enjoying the beach in beautiful Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. I will think (or thought) of you today at 12 minutes and 12 seconds after 12 noon on 12/12/11.... Unbelievable.

Hugs,
Betsy

Grace said...

I rather like that burlap one...it looks most tree-like.

BeadedTail said...

I love your trees! I wish I lived closer so I could do crafty projects with you!

Reeni Pisano said...

I think it looks like snow! I like them all and your old world Santa too. They look cool grouped together.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Yep, our kitties would LOVE to spend some time around your place.

Antonella said...

great trees! you always have the best ideas :-)
hugs, antonella :-)

Dee said...

The jute twine tree caught my eye and would look good with my decor....I would love to have just a pinch of your creative ability.

Sharkbytes said...

Very creative- my kind of cost range. I like the white on the green one- I can see layers of branches with snow.

Karen said...

You are so crafty! They look so professional. I wish you would come and decorate my house.

Lin said...

Oh, I like these!! You should make sets of these to sell at craft shows.

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