Monday, December 12, 2011

Crafty Husband

My Husband wanted a new tree topper this year. He looked everywhere for what he wanted, but found nothing. He decided to make his own. He bought a plastic ball ornament and some icicles at Michael's. Next, he used his Dremel tool to cut off the hanging tips of the icicles. Then he used the glue gun to attach the icicles to the ornament. Last, he curled a coat hanger to make the part that attaches to the tree. It looks great! For under $4, a retro looking tree topper!
In case you were wondering where I have been, we went to Texas for Thanksgiving, then stayed an extra 5 days due to a funeral. When I got back, I was having bad back pain, went to the ER, and had back surgery the next day. I had a bulging disc, and torn cartilage that was pushing on my sciatic nerve. (Yes, the back pain worsened when I painted the gray chair for week 2 of the contest!) It has been a week, and I am still recovering. I hope to post more, as I am able to sit more! Good thing my husband can carry on with some projects!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Snowball Chritsmas Tree Skirt

Snowball Tree Skirt

Christmas is such a broad theme. This was the only week I didn't know what I was going to do. After much thinking and sleeping- I get my best ideas when I am sleeping, I came up with the snowball tree skirt!

I bought a white dollar store tree skirt and used the back. My mom used to decorate for weddings, and had yards and yards of tulle left over. I cut the tulle into 3 inch wide strips, rolled them into rosettes, and sewed across them. I continued to do this, until I had a few long chains of rosettes. Then I took the chains of rosettes, and hot glued them to the back of tree skirt.

After I had sewed on all the rosettes, I used Krylon's Glitter Blast to glitterize it!

To finish it off, I put white Christmas lights underneath it. I love the soft, snowy glow!