On the first day of Craft-mas the crafting gods gave to me…a Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
You may have gotten a sneak peek of it back here when I dressed up our table for Christmas. Ok…so I’m on the fence on whether or not this is really considered a “craft” but I’m easing my way into this Craft-mas series. Don’t worry, next week we’ll be breaking out the glue gun and the glitter. But I thought I would share the tutorial on how we pieced together this little decoration which is PERFECT for our dining room. And it was a really easy project. Here is the play by play. First we gathered our materials:
Which included some drainage gravel that we picked up at Lowes for $2.97, a galvanized bucket from NH Bragg for $10, and a FREE mini Christmas tree (courtesy of Colby’s hunting camp). Then we poured some gravel into the bottom of the bucket:
Then stuck the tree into the gravel:
Then filled up the rest of the bucket with the gravel:
Trimmed up some of the low branches:
Brought the tree into the dining room:
And decorated it using some really cute decorations from Target:
The garland was only $4 and one strand was plenty for the tree. The gold, glittery pine cones were only $6 for a tube of 8 of them. Although, I believe we are now down to only 7 pine cones because Goose mistook one of them for his personal chew toy. So there you have it…Craft-mas Day #1, an easy project with a huge impact for a natural, thrifty Christmas touch.
Pssst…I’ve been working on a Craft-mas schedule (because that’s the OCD in me…totally true…the schedule is even in a spreadsheet) and there is some serious glitter coming your way in the next couple of weeks as Craft-mas continues. Oh…and a bit of a Santa/Underwear situation. Just wait….you’ll see!