D.I.Y. Christmas Tree

https://icandotht.com/2014/12/18/d-i-y-christmas-tree/

Wow, we are officially half way through what has become a really awesome challenge. It has certainly been a bit of a scramble finishing a new craft every day, but I have managed to complete so much more than I ever expected! Here’s a little recap of what we’ve seen so far…

Ornaments 1 Cookies Front stocking front https://icandotht.com/2014/12/14/festive-pfeffernusse/ https://icandotht.com/2014/12/13/jingle-bell-rock/

Not too shabby, huh?

Today’s project is definitely one of my favourites. You may have caught sight of it in yesterday’s post – I used it to display my Christmas card ornaments.

Tree 3

This D.I.Y. Christmas tree would be perfect for anyone who doesn’t have enough room for a huge tree in their home or office (they always seem to take up so much more room than you expect!). I also happen to think that it would make a nice table centrepiece if you had a large enough table.

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

A D.I.Y. Christmas Tree

Tree 2

To begin, all you need is some attractive dead branches. I wandered down to my local park on Tuesday and found exactly what I was after. They didn’t even have any spiders on them!

I taped the branches together at the bottom with masking tape, then wrapped them with some ribbon to cover the tape.

Tree 1

That’s it really – that’s the whole project! After you put your makeshift Christmas tree in a vase of some sort, you get to enjoy decorating it!

Tree 4

As you can see, I used the Christmas card ornaments that I made yesterday, along with some salt dough ornaments I made last year (you can read about them here and here). The lights were such a bargain – just $2.50 for each set (I used three) from Big W. They are battery operated, so I was able to hide them in the vase.

Tree 5We now have an extra-festive lounge room, with our giant traditional tree, and our little D.I.Y. one! :)

 

5 thoughts on “D.I.Y. Christmas Tree

  1. Jacinta says:

    Great idea and has so much colour coordination potential! I have seen them when the branches are spray painted gold- with red decorations, or silver with blue decorations. The sky is the limit and it looks great!

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