I love decorating and Christmas is the perfect holiday for me since I can re-decorate the whole house temporarily with old and new items. I especially like trees and in the past few years I have either made or found some of the most amazing renditions of Christmas trees to decorate my house.
It all started about 40 some years ago when I really wanted a Christmas tree for my bedroom. Reason being that one of my older sisters had this huge magnificent artificial tree in her room and I wanted one too. So my little brain started to work on how I could build my own. I proceed to cut some evergreen bows from a tree in our backyard and stuck them in a coffee can with a little dirt. I made a paper chain and ornaments out of felt. It was perfect and so the obsession begun. Since then I have always had a real tree for Christmas up until a few years ago when it just did not seem right to be throwing a tree to the street every year.
I then became obsessed again with making trees. The first is was burlap and string.
and Strips of Paper
Strips of leather
Then string and sequins..
Which lead me to a larger string art project..
Made mostly from things I had laying around..
An old paint project that I torn the canvas off and was left with this frame.
Then I used some garland from my Jewelry booth..
Wrapped it around the frame and I have a felt dotted tree.
It could be made with paper dots too1
And you can take apart and use it for something else when the holiday is over.
Colorful and fun!