Monday, 26 November 2007

Jeweled Trees

This year our family is trying to make most of our Christmas presents. This week my mom and I started making jeweled trees. I've seen trees and ornaments like these over the years, but it was seeing Debbie's trees and wreaths at the Pickled Hutch that really motivated me this year. (Don't worry Debbie, we're not going to sell these to people!) We're using old buttons, jewelry and shells, most of which my mom already had, but we did get some big bags of cheap jewels at the flea market. I love my mom's tree. Mom's is the one that's closer to being finished. We've made more progress since these pictures, but here's how they looked a few days ago. It's been a lot of fun making them, and I think they'll make someone's Christmas extra sparkly.





8 comments:

dawn said...

i love those!

For Love of Home said...

It was nice seeing you again today. I love the tree's, Emily where did you get all that bling?

Katrine K said...

What a great idea, I love those vintage jewerly! The trees turn out so beautiful.

Jessica said...

really fantastic idea- I am going to have to try it.

mom said...

hi

Heidi said...

Cute! Looks like you cover in fabric first? Then glue the jewelry on?

Leigh said...
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Leigh said...

Hi Cindy, we got two big bags of jewelry at the McDonough flea market for $15, then mom already had a TON of buttons and seashells and some jewelry.

Hi Heidi, yes we covered them first in fabric. Mom used fabric and I used lace. I used a glue gun, but mom liked e6000 epoxy more even though it takes forever to dry.