I decided to make the ever so cute ornament trees you see everywhere. Let's just say, I don't need to do another one anytime soon. It turned out really cute, but was quite time consuming. I used 6 boxes of ornaments from the dollar store, hot glue, a white styrofoam cone, and LOTS of patience, all for a total total cost of $10.
Start by gluing one row around at a time.
Slowly you will work your way to the top.
I employed my little elves to help me with this peppermint tree. They unwrapped while I glued. Oddly enough, this tree went much faster then the ornament tree. Same process and cute too!
I was inspired by a version of this tree in one of my many cooking/home magazines. All you need is some fallen branches, a bucket or pail, and some hanging tags. I added in clearance branches from Michael's Fall floral department. The kids have really enjoyed writing their "I am thankful for...." tags. It is such a great reminder of the reason for this season.
I'm a stay at home mom who loves to do anything crafty and creative. Born and raised in Tulsa, OK and an avid OSU Cowboys Fan and Alum with a Bachelor's in Apparel Design, got married in October of 2000 and wound up here in Houston. I love being a wife to my best friend and great husband Chris and a mother to my two beautiful kids, Olivia and Nicholas. The kids occupy most of my time, but in my few spare moments of kid-free bliss I love to scrapbook, sew, draw, read cheesy novels, listen to music, workout, and most of all shop! As far as the Fashion Design degree goes, I enjoy finding the latest trends and making them mine on the cheap!