My favorite Christmas tree I have ever decorated was back in 2012. The tree itself wasn’t what made that Christmas special. It was the decorations on the tree. That’s right, every decoration I made by hand myself. From the top all the way down to the skirt. Here are some pics of that particular tree.
I do not like garland. In fact, I detest it. I grew up with the most gaudy looking garland. I just don’t like it. My fix for that, I tied strips of fabric around a strand of Christmas lights. I used three to four different fabrics. If you do this, try to get at least one to be a shiny kind. The best part of this particular project, it doesn’t matter how you cut the fabric. It does not have to be perfect. Right up my alley.
I did the glass ornaments two different ways. The first way, I poured mop and glow into the ornament. Then I turned the ornament over and let it drain the excess out. Then I sprinkle in the glitter and shake. I turn the ornament upside down again and let the excess tumble out.
The second ornament I poured acrylic paint into. I squirted about two to three colors in them and a tiny bit of water. Then I swirled the ornaments around until the inside was coated. I turned them upside down to drain out and dry.
The dough ornaments was made with a traditional salt dough. I then used a stamp set I purchased from Stampin’ Up years ago. I used a Stazon ink pad in black before going into the oven. They are absolutely beautiful.
Salt Dough Recipe
- 1 Cup of Flour
- 1/2 Cup of Salt
- 1/2 Cup of Water
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Knead into a ball.
- Roll out using a rolling pin.
- Cut with Christmas Cutters.
- Poke a hole with a straw or stick.
- Bake at 250 degrees for a couple of hours.
For my tree topper, I purchased a wooden ‘D’ and painted it red. I then hot glued a red bird ornament onto it to give a Christmas feel to it. The letter ‘D’ was for our last name, Doty.
The tree skirt was basically a white tree skirt from I think Dollar General. I hot glued a shiny red and silver ribbons around the edges in a couple of layers to make it look like ruffles.
All in all, this was my favorite tree because everything on it. I enjoyed each of those crafts and I’m already started on this years ornaments.