Think “Oh, Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!”
So, this was a spur of the moment project (aka: procrastination from packing up my room!), but at least it’s practical! When we’re in Melbourne for Christmas we usually like to stay in a hotel in the city to have some family time with just us before catching up with extended family. This means we usually have to go without any Christmas-y decoration for Christmas morning, which just won’t do. We’ve taken to trying to find some kind of tree ornament on sale that we can surround with presents. This year, to save us from tears joining the crazy hordes of last-minute Christmas shoppers, I’m getting organised!
I was inspired by this pin, and decided to use this free pattern on Ravelry to make it a little different. Mine are all sewn together rather than individually hung, so it stretches a bit when it’s hanging up, but a bit of blue tack fixes that! I will eventually get around to making a star to put on the top, but this will do in the meantime…
Something about this picture makes me think of dancing trees – just look at the personality of those bottom corner ones! He he he…
This will be a pretty background for Christmas dinner with the neighbours tomorrow night, along with the magazine trees I made last year.
Tutorial coming soon! If you’re looking to make these, fatter magazines work best. The bigger tree with the star is a Next Magazine, and the smaller one is an Avon catalogue!
If you’re looking for ways to have a crafty tree this Christmas, check out my suggestions on Pinterest:
If you’re away for Christmas too, check out these stick-on trees you could take with you – here and here.
Have a look at my “I ❤ Holidays!” board on Pinterest for more ideas!
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