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November 9, 2011

Let the Christmas crafting begin!!

I realize it isn't even Thanksgiving, but those Christmas crafting supplies were calling to me last evening. After the girls went to bed and the lunches were packed, I fired up the Christmas records and had fun embellishing miniature Christmas trees.

Aren't they sweet?


Spools of thread
Mini Christmas trees
Glue (white tacky glue and hot glue)

1. I started with brushing some white glue onto miniature trees and then dusted the trees in white glitter. Set trees aside to dry.

2. Cut ribbon the diameter of the spool and glue onto the center of the spool with white glue. Add a miniature button onto the center of the ribbon with hot glue.

3. For some of the spools, I traced and glued scrapbooking paper to the top of the spool.

4. Finally, hot glue miniature tree on top of the spool.

Merry Christmas!

I'm linking with:

Cherry World 1



vivian said...

cute kim! I did a little snowman crafting last night and this morning!
see ya later..

Lee said...

Very cute, crafty lady!
I have a bunch of these trees and need place card holders for Thanksgiving...maybe I will bleach them and add glitter.
You have inspired me to do some crafting!

Jodee Leader said...

Those are absolutely darling and would look soooo cute on a shelf or mantle!

Happy Crafting!

Lynn said...

Oh Kim these are just precious. Thanks for sharing. Now to find some wooden spools.

DearHelenHartman said...

Those are so awesome. I totally do not need ANOTHER Christmas inspiration and yet I know you'll have a lot of them coming up. Can't. Stay. Away.

Kim said...

You are soooo amazing and crafty..
Have fun..
Love seeing all these cute things..

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Soooo cute!! Those would look darling in a little Christmas Villiage :)

My Vintage Mending said...

How cute...Darling lined up on a small table or cake stand...another thing I will have to steal...smiles...Renee

Cheryl G. said...

Yes, they are very sweet and so are you! Thank you so much Kim for the very kind words you write!

Patty Marker said...

How cute...I want to come play with your crafting toys. Now I'm ready to start Christmas crafting. Thanks for the inspiraton! Patty

KayteeJane's House said...

Super Cute Kim!! I may try that!

★Carol★ said...

You've created the cutest little bottlebrush forest EVER! I want to bleach some of these and dye them aqua to sit amongst all of my Christmas angels!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

have you got your Halloween decor put away?

these trees are super cute!


Cindy said...

Girl you wear me out! I know how you feel about putting decor away. I get a pain of sadness at Halloween, but when the Christmas goes away, I almost suffer from depression!

E and J looked great in their costumes. Josie tickles me with her superhero obsession, and Emma looked absolutely breathtaking in hers.

Yep, on that Saturday you were having the best Halloween party ever, I was in my kitchen unloading boxes and consequently straining my back. We are coming to celebrate one of these days...I pinky promise!

Bring on those Christmas crafts!

Much love,

Janet said...

Those little trees on the wooden spools are quite adorable! Very vintagey!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your little trees are super cute!! ( The project I'm still plodding away at uses spools too. ) Christmas is my favorite time of year!

Nancy said...

Ooohh - Kim K! Those are darling. Where did you get the tiny trees? They are just the cutest. xoxo Nancy

Pam Kessler said...

Awesome. Now I have something to do with the wooden spools I have been collecting all summer.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a cute project! I can't wait to get started on some Christmas crafting this weekend! ♥

Barbara said...

Adorable! It's a good time of year, isn't it?

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

These are adorable! I have a jar full of spools I picked up at an antique shop and now I have an idea what to do with them! Came over from Rook No. 17.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

You did a great job. They look adorable! Where ever did you get those miniature trees? Are they new or vintage? If new, please share where! Pretty please? You done good girl!

Anonymous said...

Really adorable, you did a lovely job - thanks for sharing about it at the Rednesday party!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

These look so simple to make that maybe even *I* can do it!


Just a pinch of scarlet
To liven up the place;
Just a hint of ruby
Brushed upon your face;
Just a bit of cherry
Dancing round your toes;
Just some sanguine colors—
That’s the way it goes!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Autumn’s rubies here and here

Ann said...

Your mini trees are mega cute. Adorable spool stands, too.

SueLovesCherries said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the tip! ;)

Mecky said...

Those are really cute!

magie said...

Those are just adorable! I always loved the little mini christmas tree's..but wasn't sure what to do with them. I jut love this idea. Thanks for sharing how you made them :)

Little Susie Home Maker said...

What a cute idea! I think its a great idea, and will have to try this one for sure. Thanks for the inspiration!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

These are so Sweet! I can imagine them being used for some kind of advent calendar or something like that. Thank you SO much for sharing them at the december "Winter Wonderland" party over at I Gotta Create!

Karen@MSEnthusiast said...

This is really adorable. I love when people reuse items that can be easily thrown out after use. A+ Recycling! I found you throught the I Gotta Create Linky.:0)

Lorraine said...

These are so cute and Christmasy:)

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

So very cute ! Thanks for sharing !
Happy Thanksgiving !

Jenn Erickson said...

Kim, your Christmas spools are so, so charming! I'm pinning as well as featuring your post on my Facebook page today!

In this week of Thanksgiving I especially want you to know how grateful I am to have you be a part of the creative spirit and camaraderie at Rook No. 17. Thank you for linking up to “A Little Birdie Told Me…”!


Jenn Erickson said...

Actually, I've decided to make your post one of tomorrow's features on "A Little Birdie Told Me..."!

Lisa said...

Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial!! I love the use of the spools!!

I'd love for you to link-up this and any other Christmas-related projects to my 26-Day Christmas Craft Marathon Linky Party that's going on right now!!

Lisa's Craft Blog

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Just had to feature your sweet project on my facebook page (as well as my blog)!