Friday, November 30, 2012

ARTSY: Bejeweled Christmas Tree

Who loves Christmas? THIS GIRL.
And the kitschier the better, AMIRIGHT? I thought so. Between September and January you can find my house covered in all sorts of gaudiness, from spider webs to glittered lights. And I'm in heaven. This year, in particular, I'm all about making the Christmas crafts, with no help from Pinterest, who taunts me like mad with all her cutsy ideas, including this one, as I adapted it to the beauty above.
All the supplies for this were already around my house and in about two hours time while the girls were are school I whipped this up. The frame Lucy and I spray painted pink years ago and has been sitting in the garage awaiting use. I have a huge selection of Bingo game cards I'd been saving for just the right project so I cut a piece of cardboard to fit the frame and Mod Podged the cards to it for the background.

The tree is made from fringey fabric leftover from a thrift store dress I cut up. I used my trusty hot glue gun to attach it to the carboard and glued on some vintage buttons from our collection as ornaments and some gold sequins for garland. The plastic reindeer was perfect as a tree topper and I added some pale blue beads to the trim board on the frame and voila! Holiday kitsch at its best.

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