November 17, 2011

Ruffled Christmas Trees (Swell Noel #37)

Today’s Swell Noel post is courtesy of a super sweet girl I met on the very first day of Creative Estates, Jen from Scissors and Spatulas. She is a gem, and her blog is, too! Take it away, Jen!

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Hi Positively Splendid readers! I’m so excited to be here today while Amy is taking care of her new bundle of joy! I met Amy back in April at Creative Estates when her baby bump was barely there! We were both walking alone to breakfast the first morning of the conference. Thank goodness I ran into her because I barely knew anyone! She was sweet as can be!

I am Jen, and I love my family, crafting, cooking, decorating and DIY projects. I share my creative endeavors on my blog, Scissors & Spatulas.

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner. I love decorating my house for Christmas! I transform just about every room into a winter wonderland! I even have an entire attic for Christmas decor only! But I can never have enough Christmas decorations, so soon I may have to clean out a closet or two to hold more stuff!

Example: A few months ago I found these cones at the thrift store. At first I walked on by, but I quickly took a few steps back and picked them up. Twenty-five cents each! What was I going to use them for? I dunno. I knew I could figure something out! And I did! 

I ruffled some fabric scraps and grabbed a couple of mismatched wooden candlesticks. {Also from the thrift store. I have a stockpile of these because they are usually fifty cents to a dollar a piece.}
And this is what I made! ruffled Christmas trees! 
How? Keep reading!

I primed both candlesticks and painted one green and one red. Both were paint colors I had on hand. 
Then I scratched it up. If you’ve ever been on my blog, you know that I love to paint and I love to remove paint! I’m a bit of a distressing addict! It gives pieces character!
Starting at the bottom, I took my ruffled fabric and wrapped it around and up the cones, securing it with hot glue. 
I added an additional piece of fabric to the bottom of the cone and
 I attached the candlestick with hot glue.
To finish off the top, I added a big fat striped ribbon. 
And here they are! Two ruffled Christmas trees for under $2! Remember, the cones were twenty-five cents each and the candlesticks were fifty cents each. The fabric was leftover scraps and the paint I had in my garage. Even if you didn’t have all the materials it would probably cost less than $10!  

So what are you waiting for? Go make some Christmas trees!
Thanks again to Amy for having me today! I hope you all have a Merry Christmas, but first, please try to relax and enjoy that quickly disappearing holiday that comes first – Thanksgiving! I hope you’ll stop by my blog, Scissors & Spatulas and take a look around. 
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Goodness gracious- aren’t these darling? I foresee something like this coming together at Chez Bell very soon!  Thanks so much for the terrific idea, Jen!

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8 Responses to Ruffled Christmas Trees (Swell Noel #37)

  1. Sandy November 17, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

    Those are adorable.. definitely going on my Christmas crafting list!

  2. Little ol' Me November 17, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    Precious! I can see these in muslin, or even pretty vintage eyelet!

  3. Bonnie ~ a wee Meenit November 17, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    these are so adorable!
    I was going to make ruffled Christmas trees this weekend, but the candle sticks take it to a whole new level! BRAVO!!

  4. Amanda @ Serenity Now November 17, 2011 at 6:14 pm #

    Gasping!! I love this!!!!! Those are beautiful. :)

  5. Chrissy.Barile November 18, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

    Super cute!! Love the ruffled look!

  6. Ingrid November 22, 2011 at 3:23 pm #

    Thanks very very much for this excellent tutorial, It’s a beautiful, quick and easy present to make.
    Greetings from Venezuela!

  7. two_girls November 23, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    love this, such an easy project that looks expensive!

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