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!