Hi all! I’m so excited with this months challenge because it’s all christmassy yay!! I can’t believe that a year has gone by so fast , I mean as fast as zoom!!! Rather shocking really .. I’m not a lover of the saying that my grandma used to say ” The older you get the faster time goes by” naw!! I’d rather just pretend I’m not ageing and time is just flying by lol!!! But I’m not getting a day older, yep I’m sticking with that one!!!
Christmas has always been my favourite time of year and our beautiful and talented host Terrie has once again come up with a wonderful challenge for this month which happens to be a tree from the Dollar Tree store.
If you haven’t already checked her out , you need to go and you will find her here http://www.decorateandmorewithtip.com ….you won’t be disappointed!!!
Don’t forget to check out all the other participants which I have linked at the end.
Purchase a tree from the dollar store… Unfortunately we don’t have a dollar store in Australia but we do have a similar store but it doesn’t sell the trees that Terrie wanted us to use for the challenge. Terrie allowed me to use one that I thrifted so I could be in this challenge.
So my tree costed $5.00 , not very much hey!!!
So here’s my tree below in its full glory before I got to work on it. I used the tree on the right for this project because it’s a little less fluffy…
I wanted to use the idea from an instagramme account I love and follow. But mine is a dressed up version of hers as she didn’t decorate hers at all .. She titles her her project , Skinny tree
The first thing I do to make my tree skinny is start by cutting all the branches .. I kept mine to approximately 1/2″inch as I didn’t want it to look like a scolded cat!! but you can go as skinny or thick as you wish!! I just used an ordinary sissors for this and had no dramas… It took a bit of time but I got there in the end and it wasn’t that bad!!!
Just before the cutting stage I didn’t have a clue what I was going to do but somehow I manage to put the tree right beside a basket that was destined for the shed !! The reason it was going to the shed is because I purchased it two years ago and never used it but when the tree landed beside it, I said what the hec! I’ll use that!
In the bottom of the basket was some rope that I purchased last year as I was going to use for a shelving idea I had but didn’t get around to it so low and behold my project was unfolding before my very eyes!!! Oh and a bonus was that this rope has lights on it 😊
As I’m looking around the house to see what else I could use to dicky this project up I noticed a box of maybe 20 poinsettias which I usually use as a shirt for my tree!!! But because I’m getting my house ready for a sale I didn’t want to clutter the house up with lots of Christmas decor.. At the moment I have some off market people viewing the house…
I’m such a lover of poinsettias and literally would put them everywhere in my house…I really didn’t want to put these back into storage so what better motive did I have to keep them out , hey , just use them on my project !!!
So I needed something to give my tree some height, so I used a bowl from my cubbard.
I used some baubles that I had on hand
And I used three little poinsettia flowers. And a small pine cone as a tree topper!
So firstly I put the bowl in the basket for some height
Then I add all the poinsettias ( I used five) I put them around the bowl and they fitted perfectly…
I then placed the tree in the middle!
I started to decorate it with the rope… I used two ropes for this tree ..
Then the baubles and tree topper went on! And whoopa!!! My project was finished!! Simple but effective and I had everything on hand all I purchased was the $5.00 tree…
Hope I have given you some if only even a little inspiration today!!
Don’t forget to pop over to the other participants just click on there links…
Be blessed all and Merry Christmas!!!
First I want to show you this tree from Jessica isn’t it just so cute and elegant and would fit in to almost any space
And then there is this pretty project from Michelle from blessings by me.. who would ever of thought of turning a tree into something so pretty!