If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Festival Of Trees

I have meant to put this out here for a couple of weeks, but I am like so many right now trying to get ready for Christmas besides dealing with daily life. If you haven't yet gotten your tree up or you are looking for new, neat ideas, maybe I have a few for you. At our church we have an annual Festival of Trees where others donate a decorated tree or Christmas idem to be auctioned off. Proceeds go for the angel tree and holiday food baskets. So much fun to see all the creative trees that are offered.

This tree is made with Christmas stories and small items. They photo copied Christmas book covers on card stock.

This tree has a cowboy theme. Bandanna bows, cow bells, little cowboy hats and jute cord to be garland which gives the look of rope.

We had our UMW cluster meeting that weekend so Fern McFarland made these peppermint place mats for all the tables. So cute, and the tables also had added decorations with peppermints candy. 

This tree was decorated with wooden crosses. Oak twigs tied into a cross and pipe cleaners as hangers. Her grand kids helped make the crosses.

A little girls dream tree. All covered with hair bows. So darling.

Hot pink and turquoise. Need not say more

Fern's Peacocks feather and blue rose tree. She used tule for garland, with the feathers and roses just stuck in the branches. Very effective.

I love these

Kim and her husband Jim make these glass trees. They take various glass plates, bowls, cups and vases and glue them together. They have added lights in some and trim. They have left these plain and put them in the garden as decoration. I wanted one so bad but did  not end up with one. I will someday.

This ornament was made by gluing buttons onto a cardboard shape that you can get at Micheal's or Hobby Lobby.

And the last tree is a very clever idea. Take the clear address labels and print whatever you like. These had words of Christmas and attach the label to a domino. You will paint on a clear protective finish. Then glue on a necklace ring as the ring to put your string through. Can also be a necklace if you like.
I hope you found these trees as clever and creative as I did.

Till next time

1 comment:

  1. Kat,
    I love every tree in this post. You know some great people. Not only are they crafty, but generous and kind as well. I love the peacocks, button star, peppermint placemats, and the cowboy tree. So many neat ideas. Thank you for sharing and for linking up to the Deck the Halls Hop. Have a Merry Christmas.


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