Hello and Happy Holidays friends!
We’re counting down to Christmas and the excitement is building!
Everyone is saying that 2020 is different. True. But at this time of year, the one thing we should try to hold on to are the traditions of our holiday season. If we can’t visit family, let’s recreate the special dish or dessert that we usually enjoy with them. Pull out old family photos or videos and relive special times when everyone was together. Watch those Christmas movies as a family. Keep hope and love alive in your home. Let’s end 2020 on a high note as we welcome welcome welcome 2021!
Today, I am going to show you a quick and inexpensive way to make over a $1 gold tinsel Christmas tree from Dollar Tree.
As Linus said, “It isn’t such a bad tree”….but I wanted to make a large tree that could sit along my new gold cityscape collection that I bought at Target last year. It had good bones. So I grabbed two trees.
I stripped off all of the tinsel first.
I then cut strips of the ribbon I chose and beginning at the top, wrapped the ribbon around the tree and secured it with hot glue.
You could pull the ribbon tighter than I did and angle them to form a tighter tree-shaped tree. I began gluing and kind-of liked the obvious stacked look so I glued my ribbon loosely as I went downward.
That’s the complete makeover! I think it has a little modern style to it. The glittered dots make me think of hanging ornaments.
I made a second one out of white fur ribbon. Both sit with my gold cityscape and various other glass items I have had for almost thirty years.
They are all displayed behind my sofa on a sofa table my Uncle Butch custom made for me.
Did you see my 2020 Holiday Home Tour Part 1? If not, please click HERE!!
I think I say this in every crafting post I write, but I’m old and repeat myself…before you shop, shop your own home. Look for items around your house or older things you have stored for years and try to remake them for today’s decor. I get such satisfaction from an inexpensive one-of-a-kind item that I made. It makes it much easier to change up my decorations because I don’t have a lot of money involved in them.
Yes, I am still decorating. I am just beginning to shop. I do plan to wrap some gifts (for the first time this holiday season) this afternoon. We’ll all get this done together!
Until next time….Merry Christmas!
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