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. … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree vinyl gets framed

   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 8x10 frame. 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. I still wanted a little more oomph though. What do you think of when you … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]