Festival of Trees: Features!

Oh my goodness… now that Thanksgiving is over (::burp::) we don’t have to be embarrassed about our incessant need to Christmas craft!!  Yay!!  
I hope you’ve enjoyed my Festival of Trees so far.  I have a couple more I want to try but I have to get home from my Thanksgiving vacation first!
In the mean time, I will show you some fun trees from some readers as well as some I’ve seen around the blogosphere.  You people are geniuses!
First up,  these cute and CHEAP tinsel garland trees from The Beehive Times.  Rolling posterboard into a cone is so smart and thrifty!   Plus you can make much bigger trees that way!  When I make mine this way from now on, pretend you didn’t see this so you’ll think I’m smart, k?  Love these!

The Beehive Times

 Next, some cute ribbon trees from Colorful Conjectures of a Crafty Mom.  I can see right now these have endless possibilities.  I think my little girl definitely needs about a hundred of these in her room this season!

Colorful Conjectures of a Crafty Mom

My final reader feature for the day comes from Heather at From My Home.  Look at that cute button tree!  She also made a fun ribbon tree and pompom tree as well so be sure to click the link and check them out too!

From My Home

The web is currently chock full of fantastic crafty trees and who am I to keep them to myself?  Here are some I’ve seen around lately a that I love!
Desiree from The 36th Avenue did a guest post on Tatertots & Jello and showed how to make these fun, whimsical cupcake liner trees. I might have to break up with some of my other trees and make these instead.  Can you stand them?
The 36th Avenue
And I love these from Creative Mommas…. trees made out of tissue paper! 
Creative Mommas

 For a cute 2D-ish art piece I loved this tree made from rolled up scrapbook paper!  So cute and totally customizable to your style.

Leslie Ashe

 And finally, I have been searching high & low, but for some reason the garden centers aren’t carrying tomato cages right now.  Wha??  Don’t they know I NEEEEED them for Christmas??  I have to make these trees for the pots on my front porch.  I won’t give up my search but I’m worried these will have to wait until next year.  (anyone local have a couple rusty tomato cages they aren’t using? I’ll be your best friend.)

New England Design

So there is my “Crafty Christmas Tree Round-Up” for today.  Have you seen any to DIE for trees lately?  Share!  I’d love to see them too.  


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  1. says

    I have wanted to make these cute ribbon trees and fabric trees for a while now. So last night I was trying to figure out how I could make larger trees and not spend a fortune on styrofoam! All of a sudden it dawned on me that I could use all that posterboard in my basement, that I bought when it was cheap, for my kids’ school projects. And make even BIGGER TREES! Then I see that great link you put up today first thing with the cone-shaped posterboards!!!!!! Do brilliant minds think alike? I flatter myself. Thank you so much for sharing your research with us! YOU ROCK!


  2. says

    Oh, I wish you were in Minnesota. I have only about 30 tomato cages and actually tossed several when we pulled our garden out–they were too flimsy. But I planned on making the ones with lights, so we’ll see how that turns out!

  3. RachelSD says

    Hi, just found your blog via Centsational Girl and am looking forward to scrolling through! BTW, I found tomato cages on homedepot.com (less than $4) if you want to do that Xmas tree project.

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