Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Garland Christmas Trees

I always see nice tabletop decorations but refuse to spend an arm and a leg on a piece that won't sit out but a month.  I wanted something festive and sparkly for the dining table and decided I can make my own.



I grabbed some garland from the dollar store and rolled up some poster board to make my own tree forms.  Using hot glue, I started at the top and rolled the garland around the sides, gluing every couple inches.



Now I have three trees for cheap.  The blue and silver one is my favorite.
 

I set them on the dining table.  Here are the silver ones.


And the blue and silver one on the other end.
 

I mixed some red along with the blue in my table to pull the colors from the rest of the downstairs.  I grabbed the blue chargers in Michaels last week.  The centerpiece is a glass vase with silver and blue balls.  A small wreath with red berries sits at the base.  I kept the smaller vases and candles on the sides.
 

There are more tweaks I want to make to the table but this has got me started.
 

Have you set your Christmas table yet?

 

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7 comments:

  1. I love the addition of blue in the color scheme, and it is a stunning shade.

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  2. I love this idea! The Dollar Store is great for projects like this. I really like where you're table is going, too -- keep us updated!

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  3. I love this, blue and silver are my favorite colors. And its a decorating project I can actually afford! Thanks for the tutorial, pinning it to try later.

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  4. So fun and cute!! I would love for you to link this post to my Tasty Thursdays linky party going on right now. Thanks, Nichi
    http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/12/tasty-thursdays-20.html

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  5. I just bought some poster board today to make some trees! Yours are so fun!

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  6. Great idea! The silver especially reminds me of those retro tinsel trees.

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  7. Hey Andrea! Just wanted to let you know that I'm featuring your garland trees in my Christmas Project round-up tomorrow. I love them!

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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