Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Gettin Crafty

today i had some serious target & michael's therapy
new pearl lights for the office- CHECK!
jolly rancher and sweet tart candy canes for the tree- CHECK!

then things got a little tricky, but i like to improvise on DIY projects so here i goooo:)
i couldn't find a paper tree like i wanted, just this HEINOUS green styrafoam one.
but i was on a mission!
first things first, COVER IT UP
1. glue gun a square of red felt to the bottom of the tree
2. cut off the extra at the base
3. i used this paper ribbon stuff to start wrapping the tree
4. add some glue to start and then get wrap wrap wrapping!
(i applied little strips of glue every ten wraps or so to make sure everything stay secured)
5. switch colors whenever you feel like it
keep in mind this project is still "in the works"
now i am using a craft punch in the shape of a tag to possibly make petals for the tree?
i will keep you updated as this tree progresses.....
here is where i got my original idea from:
Lolly Chessie's Famous CP Christmas Trees
isn't that one stupendous?

tomorrow i need to chill in prep for some super fun (heavy sarcasm) tests i'm getting done on thursday so i'm sure i will be crafting away and hopefully sharing:)
xox, rachel


  1. It looks like this project was all treat and no trick!! Set a crafty plate for me next year!

  2. Set a plate for me too! I'm crashin ;)
    This looks like lots of fun, we could craft together for hours! I'd love to be able to do this with a friend instead of our 4 cats trying to eat whatever I'm working on....

    Great post Rachel, your photos are always fantastic & inspiring (on here and on fb)

  3. oh I've been trying to find the time to make one of these for christmas too! your blog is super cute. I just entered your giveaway over on michelles blog :)

  4. mmm, share some candy canes! I can't wait to see what your tree looks like when your done!


  5. That tree is cute and I can't see how yours turns out :D

  6. love love love this! Beautiful stuff!

  7. What a great idea for a tree! I'd love to see the final product! :)

  8. What an adorable idea! We're trying to stay thrifty this Xmas (and failing, sigh) so this will be a perfect project for us!

    Samantha :)