Archives for Christmas trees

The Nature Tree

Categories: Christmas.

~ I love trees of all sorts and decided to create a Nature tree in the corner of the dining room this year.  I have previously made one in the entrance hall, but it was a little crowded when more than one person came at a time, especially when winter coats, boots, and packages were involved. This year I cut some branches from the garden and formed them into an inside tree instead of using parts of the old Christmas tree.  I gathered up all the little felt birds that I made a few years ago, made some pinecone garlands,
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Trees for Christmas

Categories: Christmas.

~ I love trees of all sorts so it is no wonder I have a selection of trees for decorations and ornaments over the Christmas season. The first is a nice simple stitching project using green yarn, plastic canvas and sequins.  Using 7 count plastic canvas cut a piece 17 holes by 26 holes and then cut out the pattern below.  Stitch the base in brown or all green as I did, and stitch the star in gold, and the remainder of the tree in green.  The sequins give it a sparkly look and are stitched on with fishing line. 
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Everything is ‘Tree’mendous

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It’s that time of year when the house is looking ‘tree’mendous. I love trees, lots of them, perhaps because it gives the illusion of outside throughout the house. It’s time for Five on Friday and I’m sharing 5 different trees that I have for decorating inside and outside the house. Enjoying the pleasures that the backyard birds bring to our days, I created my own inside bird tree last year and have the tree up again this year.  We don’t have a huge entry hall, in fact it feels so much smaller when more than 2 people arrive at the
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Create some Cute Little Trees

Categories: Christmas and Kid's Crafts.

It’s the season to think about decorating.  Here are some cute little trees that are quick and easy to create.  These crafts a good for making with the kids and grandkids. Some of them have links to previous posts with a bit more detailed instructions.  They are all plain and simple. The first is a nice simple stitching project using green yarn, plastic canvas and sequins.  Using 7 count plastic canvas cut a piece 17 holes by 26 holes and then cut out the pattern below.  Stitch the base in brown or all green as I did, and stitch the star
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Twig Trees

Categories: Christmas, Garden Projects, and Nature Crafts.

Make some simple twig trees to add to a gift box or gift tag. You need some twigs from the garden that can be cut into sizes that will form a tree when laid out.   A star or decoration for the top is also needed. You could use a glue gun or white glue to fasten the tree to your tag or box or cardboard.   It depends how you will use the tree as to what it will go on to. I laid out the twigs on a piece of cardboard and thought it would make a nice door
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Button Trees

Categories: Christmas.

I’ve come across this cute craft a a few different craft shows this year.  I did a search on the internet and found all sorts of places have this idea posted but I couldn’t seem to find out where it originated from.  I even found them for sale on etsy.  I think the idea might of originally come from the Martha Stewart website with a slightly different idea.  It’s never too early to start Christmas crafting. Here is the perfect reason to hunt through the button jars or tins that hold your collection of buttons.  If you don’t have any
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Fabric Trees

Categories: Christmas and Sewing.

Christmas ideas are sneaking in on the Crafty Side, it’s never too early to start. Here are some cute, little, “tree”mendous decorations.  You can use them to hang on the tree, or hang on handles or door knobs.  You could even stitch them onto a long ribbon and make bunting or a garland.  I made these a few years ago and have used them to decorate in different ways. They are very simple to make out of some fabric, a bit of batting, some trim and ribbon. You cut three square – one 3 inch, one 2.5 inch and one 2
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