12.21.2011

Oh {Blingy Shiney} Christmas Tree!!

     Ok, I think I am going through something I will call "procraftination".  I am realizing I enjoy these little craft projects much more than I enjoy cleaning, wrapping and shopping for Christmas.  I'm calling it procraftination because if I were a "real" crafter, I would have done these projects at least month ago, right?
     Regardless, I saw these blinged up Christmas trees over at Hi Sugarplum! and knew I had to make myself one (or two).  You will notice that she is much smarter than I, as she posted this December 1st, and I started mine December 17th.  A week before Christmas, supplies are harder to find, and I had to check a few stores to find more sequins to finish my trees.  Thankfully, they are .79 cents for 75 of them.  The styrofoam forms were between $4-$6 and it was about $5 for 100 pins.  I was easily able to find the pearlized pins in the "wedding" aisles of my local JoAnns, as well as the sytrofoam forms and sequins themselves.  I was unable to find a medium sized tree, but will for sure by "next" Christmas!  I was also unable (in the Christmas rush) to find any star tree toppers that were as cute as I would have liked, so I have a silver snowflake and star ornament that I improvised into a tree topper until I can find something better.  This can be easily changed by just removing some pins and sequins.
     All in all, I am very pleased with how they turned out, in spite of the challenge of finding enough sequins!!  I appreciated the inspiration from Cassie at Hi Sugarplum.  You should definitely check out her tutorial -- if you like some bling, it's a fun project!!  Now I gotta go wrap...and clean!








2 comments:

{Hi Sugarplum!} said...

Yours look great!!! I hope you had fun making them, they look amazing in your house. Thanks for the shout out!

Sarah said...

very pretty! love it. a coworker has similar trees but one in red sequins and one in green and i'm always admiring them!