Monday, November 8, 2010

Christmas Trees for Project Monday


 This is what I did last night when I should have gone to bed.  See, my Mr. Wonderful was out of town this weekend and due back any minute now, probably before I finish this post.  So, what's a girl to do all weekend alone?  Make a huge crafting mess!  I worked on a couple other things and went to a huge charity garage sale, plus a neighbor hood garage sale.  The mess is all cleaned up for now, as much as it's going to be anyway. 

  And since I forgot all about daylight savings time falling back until Sunday afternoon, I got my extra hour of sleep last night instead.  So it's all good.

Recognize the candle sticks from this post?

I haven't decided if I like the bulb and ties on the top.  I did some paper trees last year and that's how they are finished.  In case you notice the bulbs are a little kittywampus, they aren't glued on yet so I might change out with jingle bells or rusty stars.  Unless I can think of anything else less predictable.  Shoot, an idea just popped in and out of my head!


I'm linking up to Pammy's Up in the Attic, party Project Monday.  I so excited, I just won her recent giveaway, I'll show you all when it comes in the mail, can't hardly wait!

Also linking up to Cindy's Make It 4 Monday at Cottage Instincts.

Another link to Fabric Fun Thursday with Kim at Cheap Chic Home.


  1. Those are just marvelous!! I love the ornaments, especially on the light paper ones...jingle bells would probably be really cute too though!

  2. Very, very cute!! I like both ways you made them and very clever to use candle sticks as the base. I've got a ton of felted wool sweaters that need a good idea....thanks for helping me find one.

  3. I am IN LOVE with this... it's unique and eye catching. Thank you for sharing! ~ Kimmy

  4. I.LOVE.THIS. Seriously cute. At the beginning of your project I was already wondering how sheet music would look and then BAM! There it was. I have several loosey-goosey candlesticks hanging around that need a job. They now have one.
    Thanks for the wonderful inspiration - so happy for you that you won that sweet bling.

  5. I have two requests, please: 1) Link these up with Fabric Fun Thursday, and 2) give us a tutorial. These are so darling, if I can fit a couple into my holiday crafting schedule, I'd love to.

  6. I love these!!! Super duper cute. The sheet music ones are my fave

  7. These trees are so very cute! I agree with Pam...can you tell us how you made them pleaseeeeeeee!!

  8. These are wonderful!! Did you cut out all those circles by hand? I love them, excellent job!!

  9. I LOVE these. Oh my gosh...so darn fabulous. I know what is on my to-do list!
    504 Main

  10. I made three of the paper trees and love how they turned out, but they are very flimsy. Do I need to use really heavy wire? Also, how did you get them to stay on the candleholders? Thank you.

  11. Those paper trees are simply lovely! Sheet music, old novels, dictionaries, or even (gasp) an old bible? I might have to make some... Thanks for sharing.

  12. Oh my stars, these are the cutest trees! I'd love to post on them on my blog, sharing a link back, and using one of your photos if that is permissible. My cousin just gave me five silver candle holders from her wedding, I can't wait to give these a try!

  13. i dont remember where i was that i found this but im your newest follower! love these!

  14. I just love your paper trees....just beautiful! I've added it to my project list! Thank you for sharing.

  15. I love both the paper and fabric trees! Seen them non Fun Fabric Thursday.