Hey there, friends! Happy Monday to you! I hope you all had a fabulously long and cozy Thanksgiving weekend. Did any of you hit any of the Black Friday sales? After thinking about it, I decided not to this year. It just didn’t seem worth it to me, and there wasn’t really anything that I had a “goal” of buying early or super-super on sale, so I skipped! :-)
I have a fun craft for you this morning — and we’re getting into Christmas crafts starting now, my friends! I hope you enjoy the coming month of December on Inspiration Affirmation. We’re going to have a lot of fun!
So. Remember my love of thumbtacks that I expressed last week when I made my very own Thumbtack Book Page Wreath? Well, I decided that I would bring back the thumbtack fun again this week with another easy peasy craft.
I saw this idea on Pinterest last week and I knew that I had to try my hand at making a few beautiful thumbtack Christmas trees. I wanted mine to be made with the gold-colored thumbtacks, with one tree decorated in both silver and gold (you know, like the song!). And that, my friends, is just what I did!
You are going to need a lot of thumbtacks. I used 10 boxes of 300 for these guys. Since they are only $1 each at the Dollar Store, I would suggest overestimating. The small trees require about two boxes each. The large? About six. It was crayyy-zeee. I just used a few styrofoam cones from Hobby Lobby and went for it — one row at a time, starting from the bottom. Very very simple, however, time consuming. I’m telling you, though — just put in a couple of Christmas movies, fix yourself a bowl of Reindeer Mix, and you’ll have fun — I promise!
I really am enjoying these trees up on their pedestals. Two are candleholders, and the milky white one is actually a vase that the small tree balances quite nicely on top of. We’ll be careful, I promise. ;-)
How would you do these trees up even more? Would you have done all silver? All gold? Maybe even hot glue some gems or Mod Podge some beads on these babies? Oooh–or maybe add some glitter! Hmmm….
- DIY or Buy: Christmas Tree Skirts (apartmenttherapy.com)
- Silver & Gold: DIY Decorations for the Holidays and Beyond (apartmenttherapy.com)
- DIY Advent Tree (abeautifulmess.com)