Showing posts with label Book page ornaments. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Book page ornaments. Show all posts

Monday, December 6, 2010

I May Need a Tree-tervention

Every time we get decorations out, Mr. Chocolate says: "Feel free to get rid of anything". Now why do you suppose he would say that? I don't know either. But I was really diligent with the Christmas decorations ( and guess who snuck stuff out of the Goodwill pile hmmm...his initials are Mr. Chocolate) deciding that it was time to part with some things that I hope someone else will enjoy. This almost went with the lot but it was debatable whether it was Goodwill or trash since it was truly sad looking. So of course I kept it and managed to unbend its poor twisted little branches, and so what if it tilts a little if you don't position it just the right way? It was a lonely little tree and it needed some love and the past few years it's just been shoved back in a bin.
It has a hideous metal base so I wrapped it in burlap and twine which was an immediate transformation The branches are fragile so I thought what could they hold? Only a few lights and book page ornaments which don't weigh much. I didn't do a tutorial on these but there are plenty easily found .
The layered flower ornaments I cut freehand, and the loopy ones have flattened bottlecap centers filled with dimensional glue and glitter
The centers of the pinwheels are coiled silver tinsel pipe cleaners, held together with a dab of hot glue and a rhinestone center
Another bottlecap with a combination of glitter glue and Diamond Glaze
It's sitting on my dresser with  another one of my bear victims stuck in a bowl:
This bowl stays out all year but I added white lights and white tulle to give it wintery feel 
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