Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Tree

I bought Jaynie a live Christmas tree, she was very happy.  It smells nice and piney, very Christmassy.  The branches are not very strong, the ornaments that I had that are made from beads dragged them down.  So we got out the paper and the punches and made some new light weight ornaments.

The ornaments that I made are pretty simple, but I like them. First I punched some shapes out of printed card stock for the front,  I think that the green and red stripes worked well.  I did not want to  fuss with glue so I punched back pieces from some velvet material that has a sticky back .  I cut some crochet thread into pieces just a bit over 1" long.  Then I just folded the thread in half, stuck the ends to the sticky side of the backing and placed the front on top.

I chose easy shapes so that I did not have to punch the front and back in opposite directions.

I need to find something better for garland and we need some gifts for under the tree, and maybe a topper, but it's a start.   If I can keep the tree alive I'll plant it outside in the spring.

Thank you for visiting, Mary


  1. The tree looks lovely. I'll adopt this idea for next year.

  2. The tree looks beautiful. Great idea for the ornaments.
    Hugs Maria

  3. What a great idea to puch out ornaments. The tree looks great.

  4. Una gran idea para adornar el arbol, te ha quedado genial.
    besitos ascension

  5. I received your wonderful gifts yesterday! Thank you SO MUCH!
    You are SO sweet and SO generous!
    I love each and every little thing!!!!