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Saturday, November 16, 2013

O Christmas Tree







Yep, I did it. I didn't mean to do it.  Not this early anyway....


It's not even Thanksgiving, and I'm sharing my first Christmas post. I have a good reason, though. Really!








We've had the crafty 'bug' over here for the last few weeks. My kids and I have been making things for the house, making things for gifts and making things for the shop

Making things. Just for the fun of it!


 



The other night, the "making" turned into a little impromptu Christmas crafting. A little forest of vintage inspired Christmas trees!




Sheets of vintage music form whimsical trees. I simply rolled them into a cone shape, secured them with a touch of hot glue, and snipped a bit of a decorative edge around the bottom. 
Some are topped with sparkly stars punched from an old glittered gift bag.






This one has a tiny flag topper of brown paper, wrapped around a toothpick and topped with a pearl bead.







They were set atop some unique bases which just happened to be in my giant, disastrous pile well-organized supplies ;)

I used an iron piece from an old light fixture, a weathered flower pot (I didn't even clean it -oops!). 



This one is an old cabinet handle with a really long screw. I knew I was saving these for something! : )



Turned over onto a bamboo skewer and tucked into a vintage iron piece, an old tin cone takes on the look of a snowy pine tree.









One little bottle brush tree was glued to a base of old, chippy white wood.




The other was glued to a vintage mold.





The star topper is actually an antique screw-back earring. My grandmother picked up a ton of vintage costume jewelry for craft projects, and this pair came from her collection. 




I placed the little forest of vintage inspired Christmas trees on my rustic board mantel.



I made a little "O Christmas Tree" brown paper banner, printed from my computer, and hung it on the wooden backdrop behind the trees.



And took some pictures for you, my friends : )



For the first time ever, we are not spending Christmas at home in Colorado, so I'm not going to feel bad about doing some Christmas things a little early around here. 
I want to enjoy a little Christmas creating and decorating before we leave home, but the plan is to keep it low-key and simple. 

Remember how crazy I was getting ready to drive 3 kids to California this summer? Yep. We're doing that again. {smile}



How about you? Are you embracing Christmas already, or holding off until after Thanksgiving? I'd love to hear what you're up to!

Jeanette 

Linking up at these fun parties-
































38 comments:

  1. I love them all they are just adorable and have just the right amount of simple rustic spin put on them. I am like you and skipped right over Thanksgiving and am on to Christmas. I think blogland has pushed us to be this way.

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  2. Adorable. I am holding off on the decorating but not on the crafting.

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  3. These are simply lovely! the tin cone is especially pretty. but I can't do Christmas decorating just yet ;-)

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  4. our girls have been practicing for their ballet recital and chorus recital for several weeks already...so we are definitely embracing the Christmas spirit around here :)

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  5. We are the opposite of you. For the first time since 2002, we will be home for Christmas- no ski trip or family vacation this year.

    LOVE your little Christmas tree forest.

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  6. Love the sheet music trees the best...

    Judith

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  7. These are so sweet!! I just love them!
    Jennelise

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  8. So simple yet so darling. Love them. Alaina

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  9. Just darling, and the bases you used are so creative - love them all!

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  10. What a fun collection. I always enjoy Christmas crafting, too.

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  11. These are just adorable and I love all of your creative stands. What a clever idea. Thanks tonsf or linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  12. Thanks so much for sharing these cuties at my party this week. Gotta go share them on my facebook page.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  13. These are so adorable! I just love your use of the sheet music. Thank you for sharing them with us. I hope you will drop by for a visit.

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  14. The vignette looks like a picture from a magazine. I love that you are making things! I am noticing more early signs of Christmas this year. My mom and I have decided that last year Super storm Sandy made for a subdued holiday season and this year more people are ready for some holiday spirit. I enjoyed your post. So glad I found it at Share your cup Thursday.

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  15. I love your trees! I gave in to myself today and decorated for Christmas. I'd had Fall decor out since early September, and it was time for a change, and I'm loving it!!

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  16. This is so cute! I love your creative vignette!

    ♥Linsey

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  17. Jeanette, I love each and every one! The bases are so fun. Love the clay pot, and no leaving it as is gives it extra charm. I was holding off until after Thanksgiving. Guess what? I caved and started on my living room this morning. I had a few hours before church and just couldn't help myself. lol! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  18. I love how you used so many random things for the tree's bases! Fun, fun, fun!
    http://xoxograndma.blogspot.com/

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  19. Jeanette, these are so cute! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Here is the link to this week's party. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/11/make-it-pretty-monday-week-77.html Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  20. Oh Christmas tree indeed. Be still my heart! What part of Colorado do you live in? My hubby may soon be transfered to the Boulder area.

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  21. It is very cool. I think this would be a good craft to share with students too. :-)
    return comments link. Happy Thanks Giving!

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  22. Hello. Have you already decided for your Christmas tree topper this year? Hehehe. I am also scouting for something new, unique and really attractive so my guests would be impressive. Keep sharing and bookmarked this helpful page. :D Merry Christmas in advance

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  23. How cute are these??? LOVE them, you have such a talent to create!!

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  24. Wonderful trees! Love how each is unique.
    Sherry

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  25. Featuring tonight at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  26. Cute, cute! I have also been bitten by the bug and have a jump on the decorating. I made an adorable banner last night with sheet music. It will be on my blog sometime in the next week. diysisters.com

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  27. Cute, cute! I have also been bitten by the bug and have a jump on the decorating. I made an adorable banner last night with sheet music. It will be on my blog sometime in the next week. diysisters.com

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  28. Hi Jeanette, have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  29. What Adorable Christmas Creations!

    Happy Thanksgiving from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  30. Your trees are beautiful. They are so understated but yet they speak volumes. I adore your Christmas Trees and they look beautiful with the backdrop. Hugs, Beverly

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  31. I LOVE your trees! I included them in my Friday Favorites this week :)
    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

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  32. I love these! I have some of those same things lying around that you used for bases....do you mind if I try to make some of these for myself?!

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