In preparation for Christmas I've been checking out DIY Christmas decorations on Pinterest. I saw this pin from a blog called A million little things. So it was from that picture that I got this idea, I didn't actually look at the blog (I usually get all excited and just go for it, which is sometimes a problem...sometimes it works out though), just developed my own plan for what I was going to do.
Christmas tree foam mold
ribbon (for garland tree)
poms (for pom tree)
some kind of star or tree topper
patience :) just kidding, sort of, I'll explain later.
The stars I got for the top of the tree were mini ornaments with an extra point for the hook, I put hot glue on that extra point, and stuck it in the top of the tree. Then, I taped the yarn to the bottom of the tree mold and started winding it. This is what you need patience for. It doesn't really take that long, but it's still a pain. It was more difficult with the larger tree (as you can see above there are some breaks in the yarn :| )
Then the lil pup thought he'd be "helpful" I guess that yarn smells very interesting.
Once I got to the top of the tree, I did some loose layers to cover up the top of the foam and the bottom of the star and wound back down, but spaced out how you would a garland, you could do another layer of the yarn to close up the openings but I didn't have that much patience.
For one tree, I simple wound some glitter ribbon I had along the green yarn "garland." Simple and beautiful...and bling-y! :)
The other tree, I hot glued poms on it.
the sisters liked the pom tree better, I like them both, and how they are different and not all matchy matchy.
I'm really loving those dollar section (at Michaels) dancing figures, they are very cute! However, I did agree to make the lil sis a tree if she knit/crochets me a lil snowman for that spot...so it will be even cuter with that guy!
Didn't these turn out really cute? I think so. I did the two of these in a couple hours and it probably only took me that long because I was working on it in between another project...
Now that Thanksgiving is over, I'm excited to have the Christmas decorations come out...it's fun rediscovering what kind of stuff you have...especially the stuff you bought on clearance last year after the holiday and just put away...then forgot about. It's like Christmas at the beginning of December! :)