Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Christmas creating

Hey Everyone.........Look what I have been making! 
I could not buy what I needed.......soooooooo 
 I started with an old curtain rod , a few tools from the shed! Round disks used for joints inside teddy bears, sticks from my backyard.........and my husband! Well, after a number of failed attempts using the hand saw and the cuts being a bit wonky, my husband came to the rescue....using a table saw!

 I glued the disks to the rod, some gesso, paint and sanding
Mod podge and glitter!
Ta da !

Lola and Anna.....loved their trees. { Anna is my lovely friend who keeps my stash full of those gorgeous doilies}
A great project to use up excess ribbon in you stash..........I'm off to make some more! I do have a collection of wooden spools that were my Grandmothers...I could not part with them. I enjoy having them on display in a jar.

Lori from "Choux Choux paper Art" has a fun Christmas /Winter challenge running.......I'm linking up!

Thank you so much for visiting
Happy Christmas creating

Tracey x


  1. Tracey or do you prefer Trace, Great idea and a nice gift, you must have a big stash of doilies, ribbons and crocheted almost always have one of them incorporated into your project. I love these little trees and it looks like the recipients really enjoyed them too.

    I wonder if old wooden spools from thread would be heavy enough for this, probably not, but I save them for some reason, just don't know why. I used a table saw when I made some Barbie Doll furniture for my grand-daughter, I have them on my blog. I was not comfortable with a small saw, and when my son wasn't available to cut pieces I cut them with his big table saw.

    1. I need lessons on the table saw.....just imagine what I could do then! I have my grandmothers wooden spools on display, could not part with them! Thank you for visiting Sue...and Trace is fine.

  2. You are a GENIUS! (And I love Anna) And I'm sure Lola is very nice too :) ... but I have been searching for the right sized spools that won't tip over and that won't bleed me wallet and you just go and make some... yes... I would need to enlist my husband also... Why does my mind not work like this??? I'm trying ... my stupid left and right sides of my brain are just always fighting each other!!!! They must learn to get along... ok... I'm enlightened... onward. And by the way.. your trees are my favorite that I've seen!! And the glittery bases... sigh... awesome!

    1. I'm all about saving money up cycling, re cycling, what ever it is! I've cut extra a little larger to use as spools too. Love you comments!

    2. Lol! I should really remember to check the notify me box. I stopped back to check these out again....still cool..I'm trying to figure out what I can make pat slice!!!

  3. Such a Fabulous idea and oh so Pretty!!! Wonderful Projects!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  4. Your trees look amazing! Love all the ribbons! Clever creating!

  5. Oh my gosh, you are so creative, Tracey!! These are absolutely gorgeous!! I love, love the look of them!! Adding glitter to the base is such an awesome touch!! What a beautiful gift they are!! I love them!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Oh my word...are these ever ADORABLE!!!! I love how they turned out! SO fun and festive for Christmas! Fun little Home Decor it Tracey!
    Sherrie K

  7. Oh my goodness Tracey, these are flippin' adorable!!
    So so so so cute!!!

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  9. Oooohhhh and aaaahhhhh!!!! So dang cute! I love them and hope the gals that received them did too!

  10. Absolutely LOVED seeing power tools!! LOL....your trees are just the bomb!! LOVE them and what great inspiration. It's like a sneak peek into Santa's workshop.... :)
    Lisa x

  11. Oh my goodness - these are so wonderful! Love the ribbons! TFS and Merry Christmas.

  12. Kudos to your husband and to you!! These trees are wonderful! So glad that you linked up to my Christmas/Winter challenge at ChouxChoux Paper Art!


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