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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Holiday Ornament Tree

The holidays are coming fast, which does not leave us a lot of time to decorate! I love to decorate my house for ALL holidays, but there is something so special and magical about the Christmas Season. Last year, my mom and I decided to make Christmas Trees with Ornaments. My ornament tree is so special to me (and delicate), that it has its very own shelf in the basement so that nothing happens to it. Every year I can't wait to pull it out!

We started with one of those styrofoam cones that you can get at any craft store. You can choose the size to fit your needs. We also picked out a cute base that would fit the cone. Mine was a candle holder that I got half price at Hobby Lobby. I have also seen them at Ikea. (Love that place!)

We used TONS of hot glue for this project. We started out by hot gluing the styrofoam cone to the candle holder. Then it was time to work from the bottom to the top and put on TONS of glass ornaments. Unfortunately, we did not take pictures along the way, but you can imagine it. As we glued the ornaments on we would gently push the top of them into the styrofoam, to secure them a little better. My mom has a hot glue skillet that made things a whole lot easier, so that we could dip the ornaments instead of having to hold the glue gun each time. We used tiny ornaments to fill in any gaps along the way.





The end product is gorgeous and you can obviously choose your colors to match your decor. It was a time consuming craft, but there is nothing better I would have wished I was doing than spending time with my mom. Throw on some good holiday jingles and bake some cookies and craft away!

22 comments:

  1. It is GORGEOUS! Wow! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Roeshel

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  2. Hi Courtney-
    Thanks so much for e-mailing me! What a fun project...and I love the colors! I would LoVe to feature it on my blog if it was ok with you! Let me know what ya think! Keep up the good work :)
    ~Stacie
    The CrEaTiVe CraTe

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  3. This is SO cute! I made a wreath with ornaments, but you've inspired me to try a tree - FUN! Thanks for the idea :)

    -Heather
    www.luckystarlane.blogspot.com

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  4. Very cute, and a great way to add some sparkle to a table/mantle etc.

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  5. Beautiful!! Wow.. a hot glue skillet. Never heard of one, but sounds divine!

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  6. Very pretty!!!
    BTW - love the name of your blog! I'm a redhead, too :)

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  7. Wow. That looks amazing! You did a great job! I almost spit my coffee out when I read your blog's name! Too funny!

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  8. @Cheap Chic Home. This turned out so pretty. I like the container it is in.

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  9. so cute! I love your blog title!

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  10. I LOVE this!!! I featured it at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "button." This will drive more traffic your way! You've got the start on a great blog!

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  11. OH GOSH I LOVE these trees that is so stinken cute! I can't wait to make a few of these! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

    Ashley

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  12. It's gorgeous! I may have to try this, but I'll use the shatterproof ornaments ;)

    Heather
    theherberfamily.blogspot.com

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  13. What a cute idea!

    http://toteslife.blogspot.com

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  14. I love it! I'm bookmarking this!

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  15. Love it!!! Thanks for sharing the directions. We are going to make ornament wreaths, but have way more than we need, so now I know what we are going to do with them. Thanks!!!

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  16. It is gorgeous!! And I agree... nothing better than spending some great time with your mom! ♥

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  17. Wow!! Very glitzy and pretty! I just love how the light bounces off your creation. Cool how the base makes it easy to move around as well.

    Thanks for linking up to SNS #6!

    Funky Junk Donna

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  18. I'm a redhead, and I'm having fun just visiting your site.

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  19. How funny to see this. I JUST did this over the weekend.... but I am not a crafter, yours turned out better (wish I woulda seen this before I attempted). I LOVE the cute bases you used... maybe I will add some to mine :)

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  20. I attempted one of these, but mine didn't turn out quite as well - check it out
    http://attemptingtobecrafty.blogspot.com/2009/12/christmas-trees.html

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  21. i love this idea. thank you so much for sharing!

    BTW-Red Heads ROCK...i'm not one, but my hubby is! ;)

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