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…
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.
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
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.
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!
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.