Christmas Tree crafts galore! {showing off awesome bloggers}

Trees, Trees, Trees galore!

My weekly link parties have been flooded with tons of awesome Christmas crafts, most of which are TREES! I thought it would be fun to do a few separate round-up posts of all things Christmas, starting with all things TREE.

Here are several Tree crafts from Hookin’ Up with HoH #76 & #77.

(If you posted a tree and didn’t get featured, it’s probably because I overlooked your post accidentally. The BEST way to make sure you get featured in these random extra round-up posts is to make sure in the linky party you name your thumbnail exactly what your item is. For example, if you made a feather boa tree, name it “Feather boa Tree” or “Feather Tree” or even “Fluffy Tree”. Don’t name it “fluffy cuteness”. I search for keywords when I put these features together, so for this one I searched for the word “tree”. Name your links appropriately and you have a better chance of getting featured!)

Click through each image to go directly to their blog. Most come with a tutorial so you can make your own cute trees!

Cone Tree Decor:

Tissue Paper Trees @ AliLIlly

Sweater Tree @ Imperfectly Polished

Whimsical Paper Trees @ ReMade Simple

Moss & bottle cap Trees @ ReMade Simple

Jute Tree @ Holy Craft

Yarn & Ribbon Trees @ Uncommon

Birch Bark Trees @ Alderberry Hill

Ribbon Trees @ Craft Wannabe

Feather Tree @ Designer Garden

Yarn & Glass Pebble Trees @ Southern Scraps

Potpourri Trees @ Homework

Feather Trees @ It’s Overflowing

Rosette Trees @ Recaptured Charm

Glitter Trees @ This Life as we Live It

Feather Tree @ Rhinestone Beagle

Rosette Tree @ ReMade Simple

Fabric:

Burlap & Felt Tree pillow @ All in a Day

Burlap & Paint pillows @ Design, Dining, + Diapers

Lacy Christmas Tree shirt @ Vixen Made

Tree Skirts:

Felt Tree Skirt @ OrnamentPlace

Ruffle Tree Skirt @ The Crafted Sparrow

Ruffle Tree Skirt @ Priscillas

Quilted Tree Skirt @ Country Momma Cooks

Even More Tree Decor:

Anthro knock off Tree Snow Globes @ It’s Overflowing

Tomato Cage Porch Tree @ Two Twenty One

Ladder Tree @ Eclectically Vintage

Rick Rack framed Trees @ A Pumpkin and a Princess

Vintage Costume Jewelry Framed Tree @ Burlap & Denim

* I didn’t finish going through all the links from party #77, so if you weren’t featured, don’t worry. I will do another round-up post soon. ;)

I hope you enjoyed all these adorable tree projects and crafts! If you love any of them, click through and show that blogger some real luvin’!

Stay tuned for another fun round-up post soon.

xoxo


     

Christmas Tree vinyl gets framed

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Last week I showed you the adorable Christmas Tree vinyl Shelley sent me and asked for suggestions on how I should use it.

Here’s how Shelley used it:

After thinking about it for a week, I finally decided that I really did like it framed.

I went to my stash and found an empty 8×10 frame.

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But it wasn’t really that cute or very Christmas-y, so I decided to give it a makeover!

I gave it a good coat of spray paint primer and then finished it off with Krylon silver spray paint.

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I still wanted a little more oomph though. What do you think of when you think of Christmas, the holidays, and decorating?

If you’re like me, you think

{GLITTER}

I headed to Michael’s and picked up some of the Martha Stewart glitter that *everyone* in blogland has been talking about.

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This jar was about $5, but it’s going to last me quite awhile.

On a side note, I had a hard time finding the Martha Stewart glitter until I stumbled upon the Martha Stewart ISLE. Yes, she has an entire isle at Michael’s. And I was in heaven.

I took the ol’ Mod Podge…

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…and painted it on in small sections.

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Then I worked around the frame alternating between the glue and glitter.

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I did the glittering on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper so that I could collect all the leftover glitter and pour it back into the jar when I was done.

After the frame was dry I stuck the vinyl to the glass.

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I needed to choose what type of background the frame would have. While I was at Michael’s I picked up a few cute Christmas papers that might work behind the tree in the frame.

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Honestly, I feel like all of them are too distracting, so in the end I chose white paper.

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I love how it turned out. I love, love, LOVE the glitter frame!

It constantly sparkles as you stare at it. This glitter really was a great investment.

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Thanks Shelley from Wonderfully Wordy for the vinyl. I adore it.

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Happy Holidays, my friends!


     

National Lampoon-in’ it

In 1999 I was at the grocery store with my older sister, Natalie, about a week before Christmas. As luck would have it, they were giving away FREE Christmas Trees! Ben and I were poor college students at the time, so I jumped on this free tree offer.

Natalie and I loaded the tree on top of her 1980-ish Pontiac Bonneville that she’d inherited from my grandparents.

It looks sorta like this:

I got some rope and tied the tree on top of her car and we left the store. After several errands she dropped me off at my car and I told her I’d come get the tree from her later.

A week later we went to my parents house for Christmas Eve.

Natalie stormed in the living room and demanded that I get that bleepity-bleepin’ tree off her car!

I’d totally forgotten to get my tree from her!

And she was so ticked because I’d tied all but her driver door shut with the rope from the tree.

My bad.

Oh, we all just died laughing.

And then, we pretty much all peed our pants because with one look out the window we saw a Christmas Tree still tied to the top of her car, totally frozen over with ice sickles, and wind-blown with all the branches broken backward.

You see, I’d tied the tree on top of her car with the front of the tree facing forward, not backward, so as she drove around all week, the wind blew the branches backward and then a big ice storm covered them in icicles.

It was such a “Clark Griswald” scene.

My only regret – I didn’t grab my camera and take a single picture of the scene. I wasn’t as great about photographing everything before the internet and blogging was invented.

This story has been retold every.single.year. since 1999. It’s one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.

Poor Natalie. She drove around for A WEEK with 3 of her doors tied shut and the trashiest looking tree on the top of her car.

Just the thought of this tree story makes me laugh-out-loud every.single.time. I’m not sure I’ll ever stop giggling about this one.

Do you have any hilarious holiday stories that get told and retold year after year?


     
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