If you don’t know already you might as well find out now.
I, Jessica Abcdefg, am addicted to looking on Pinterest.
Somehow I get all completely engrossed into looking at all the pictures and pinning everything I hope to make. Sometimes I go through and actually look at the links, but that is as far as I ever get with making the items. In my defense, it is so easy to scroll through the pictures on my ipod while lying in bed.
However, now I have actually made something I pinned.First time ever!!!
What do you think of it?
I am in LOVE with it!
Looks even better in person!
I found the Pinterest inspiration from HERE.
Hers is lovely - mine is better!
Of course, I am partial to mine since I made it.
He he he!
For the base of the tree I used a cardboard box. In order to get the size I wanted, I had to cut and then re-tape back together two separate boxes which explains why it is not 100% perfect. I wanted to use a big Rubbermaid Tupperware but it wasn't wide enough for my tree base to fit inside.
Once I had my box formed I wrapped it in red wrapping paper. I used black felt for the belt and wrapped a piece of cardboard with tin foil to make the belt buckle. For the white area I used big ribbon that we had used for my wedding.
Luckily I had all these items in my house - $0 spent.
Throughout my tree I used red tinsel and red beads to help carry the color red for Santa's body, but I kept most my ornaments with my candy theme.
I finished the look by topping the tree with a Santa hat.
I do have a red wood sign showing 'HoHoHo' that I decided against using.
Final outcome: I think he is wonderful! And unique! Not many people can say they have a tree like mine.
If I had a bigger area in my house to put my tree you would see how I have wrapped my presents with a candy theme to match my ornaments. Instead, I might have wrapped them with Santa wrapping paper to match my Santa tree. You know, to keep with that theme.
For Christmas trees, I am all about themes - 100%!
Just by seeing the picture of my tree, one of my friends plan on making this with her kids this weekend. :)
Guess I motivated her to do something different.
I told her to take a picture of it.
I hope she does.
I'm going to leave you with some of my favorite ornaments:
Did you notice my Santa ball???
Matches my tree! Makes me smile!
Is your tree up yet???