This little tree was so much fun to decorate!! The tree is 3 feet tall and skinny. I got it at Carolina Pottery for $12.99. Actually everything on the tree came from Carolina Pottery. That place is so awesome and they carry just about every color poly mesh that you can think of. I started by adding the lime green poly at the top and worked my way around making poufs in a spiral, then when I got to the bottom, I started back towards the top so that the spirals sort of interweave with each other. Next, I added the spiral colored balls and then the sweets ornaments. There are cake slices, little cakes, and two cute little birdhouses. I added the white and pink tubing that I looped together to fill in the gaps. The top is a bundle of the white and pink tubing to form a big "bow" and then I stuck in some green glitter balls on stems to add to the whimsy. Here are some close-ups of the ornaments.
|Top of tree|
|Colorful spiral ball and little cake with candle ornaments|
|Little cupcake ornament . You can see how the tubing|
is looped together here.
|Cute little cake slice. These are made from styrofoam with|
felt pieces and little glass bead accents on the top.
The one thing that I didn't add to the tree is lights. Yeah, I could kick myself for not even thinking about it until I was finished with it! I may try to figure out a way to add them without having to take the whole thing apart.
Last year, I made some little ribbon trees for my dining room table and decorated around it with some little cake slices like these and gum drop garland. I think this little tree will look really cute on a side table. I guess I am going with the sweet treats theme with my Christmas decorating. My biggest problem is that I love a lot of different styles that don't necessarily go together, so it's kind of hard to find a way to make it all look right together. Someone once told me that I have an eclectic style, which I guess would be true. What style do you like the best?
I hope you enjoyed seeing my little sweet treats tree! Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!