Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Tree Inspiration - 2010

I fell in love with this Anthropologie window display and thought that it would be fun to try and recreate it on a Christmas tree.

Well, it was fun and I do like my tree but I reaaaaally wish I had been able to find some of those orangey bulbs.  The closest I got was a peach/pink color.  Let me know if you ever see them anywhere!  I tried to get plenty of white bulbs but I thought I needed more so I brought in a strand of white bulb lights that I had.  I like how it looks personally.

The other challenge was to find those honeycomb paper balls.  They are all over the net but not the right color or size.  And they were surprisingly pricey too.  I found a three pack of white wedding bells at the dollar store and simply cut them before opening them up.  I was unable to make them into circles but the oval shape kinda grew on me.

The boys helped me to make "groupings" where they combined random colors and shaped of bulbs with several strands of ribbon that I had on hand.  Each grouping shared one hook.  The paper garland was easy of course and I only used around 12 sheets of paper.
{yay toy camera effect}

On to something totally different next year!


Stacey said...

I like it. Plus it's different. You are one creative chick.

McKenzie said...

I seriously love it. I would never have thought of this and it's amazing! Our tree looks anorexic and quite hideous but it's funny. You have totally inspired me to actually do something cute next year!

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