Sunday, December 13, 2009

Dare to Deck the Halls!

Dare to DIY

I can't believe it's the second to last week of the Dare to DIY blog party already! For this week, we were to make something decorative for the holidays.

Ripped straight from the pages of the now defunct and sorely missed Domino magazine, I made a card tree thingy. I searched and searched for the inspiration picture online and in my files where I keep magazine tear sheets, but I couldn't find it. If someone knows what I'm talking about, please send me a link. The Domino version was pink, white and black. Anyway, here's mine:

I used a piece of plywood, which we always have laying around from various projects and improvements. It's about 4 feet tall. Stapled on batting and an old linen table cloth that had a few yellow stains on it, which were going to be covered by the cards. Then Mark and I started nailing on holiday cards in a tree shape. Some were cards from this year, some were saved from years passed (past?) because I liked the front of it or it had special messages written inside.

Add a little garland and some small balls at the end, and voila! Christmas card tree that can be brought out year after year and added to. I think I may do something similar with all the photo Christmas cards we get, since I don't usually throw them away, but never know what to do with them after Christmas. I'll incorporate them into the yearly decor!

I also made a few little vintage card ornaments. I printed some images I found online, taped them to cardstock, added glitter (GLITTER!), and hung 'em on the tree. Couldn't be easier.

Cost for both projects: $0. Gotta love that. Now stop by NewlyWoodwards to be inspired by other homemade holiday decor!

Also linking to Make it for Monday at Cottage Instincts

and The DIY Show Off

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  1. I love this Christmas card tree idea! If you find the original inspiration photo from Domino, please share. Yours looks great!

  2. So cute. I love that you could make this from collected cards, as you did, or build a new one each year. Your little ornaments are adorable.

  3. I love this! I love that you can keep it and add to it as well. It will only get better with age. =)

    Thanks for sharing and for joining the party every week. =)

  4. Lovely tree, and nice card ornaments.

    Off to see more of your blog.


    barbara jean

  5. Oooo the card tree is fab :) And the glitter ornaments couldn't be cuter! I'm so trying that for next year (I'm pooped from all my holiday crafting this year!)

    Thanks for linking to Mi4M...

  6. You are spotlighted today at NewlyWoodwards. =)