Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Festive Forest

What would Christmas be without trees? Pretty sad, that’s what! I absolutely adore Christmas trees—from their twinkling lights right down to their piney scented limbs I cannot get enough of the seasons most glorious tradition. So when I laid eyes on THESE I was immediately smitten with the possibilities of these adorable, non-traditional takes on my favorite Christmas accessory.

The Christmas decorations in my den have a red and white snowflake theme, so I decided to run with that when creating my tiny forest of yarn trees. I used white yarn, white buttons, and a collection of Christmas buttons that I found in the scrapbooking section of Hobby Lobby to adorn my Styrofoam forms.

This project could not be any easier. And if you have a little one at home that loves to craft, this would be a perfect activity to do together.  I simply pinned the end of my yarn to one end and started wrapping until I was satisfied with the look and coverage.

 Once all four were done, I played around with different combinations of the buttons to get a look that I liked. And I think they turned out absolutely tree-rific! (Come on, you know I gotta bring the cheese! Its what I do!)

We’re working on an entire festive forest (stay tuned to see Natalie's take on these). Like I said: there can never be too many Christmas trees, no matter the shape, size, or color!

The Copy Cat Rundown:
Total Time: For all 4, from start to finish—1 hour
Total Cost: Styrofoam Forms: $8 for all four (use a coupon if you can, these things can be pricey!) White yarn: $3 on sale at Hobby Lobby White buttons: $2 with a 40% off Hob Lob Coup and I have tons left over! Christmas Buttons: $2.50 with a 40% off HL coupon  Total Cost: Around $16 for the set of four
Would we do this again? Yes! However, next time I’d try harder to use materials I had on hand and maybe be a little more daring with my color scheme!

Credit: These are all over blogland, but you can check here for a great tutorial and some other ideas for decorating your own trees!



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  1. I love this idea! I have a bunch of buttons, so I will have to try this.

  2. Those are beautiful!!! So creative!! I have to share on my FB page!

  3. Love your blog; you guys have got some style!! And, can I just say, your title quote is one of my favorites of all time, I heard it first from Anne of Anne of Green Gables. :-) Thanks so much for coming to visit mine. Love these yarn tree's. Adorable!!