How cute is this little wood veneer mobile?? I kind of want to make a million of them… and then, I guess, give them away? I don’t know what I’d do with a million adorable mobiles. But, gosh darnit, I want to make ’em!
Melanie from You Are My Fave made this sweet tree mobile for her soon-to-arrive baby. While it would certainly be precious in a nursery, I think it would look just as swell in a non-baby-themed room. Continue Reading
If you’re looking for a fun Christmas Eve day activity the whole family can enjoy, look no further. Make these 3D gingerbread trees today and have fun decorating them all weekend!
Megan Reardon from the fabulous blog Not Martha created this easy-to-follow tutorial for making your own 3D gingerbread Christmas trees, including tips for creating your own original tree templates. If you don’t have tree-shaped cookie cutters to springboard off of, she also offers some printable templates to help you out. Continue Reading
So you’ve decked the halls with handmade wreaths, creative stockings, and DIY ornaments galore. Now it’s time to take that same crafty passion to the table! Here are a few of our favorite mini tabletop Christmas trees you can make yourself–happy crafting!
These felt trees are crafty, kitschy, quirky, and fun. Also? They’re easy as pie–you’ll have your own mini forest in no time!
Colorful scallops and fabulous embellishments are the key to pulling off these simple felt Christmas trees (not to mention it’s a great way to use up scrap materials). Blogger Danielle Thompson provides a great tutorial and loads of inspiring photos, so check out her how-to over on Thompson Family Life!
I love all the lace, ric rac, buttons, and bells that Danielle uses. Continue Reading
Michelle wanted to dress up the walls of her baby’s room, but wanted something a bit less permanent than paint for her rental home. Her solution was creating a wall mural using removable contact paper. How did she make the knotty bark look so realistic? With a sponge! Here’s the entire supplies list:
contact paper, Michelle used off white
acrylic paint, including yellow, black, read, orange and lime green
Artificial evergreen never looked so good. Bits of bough shoved into wine corks fashion the perfect little trees. They look sweet in a collection, as pictured above, but I imagine they’d look cute at each place setting of a holiday table. All you need to make them is…
They wouldn’t necessarily have to be green, but it helps in the case above! Of course, replicating its size and girth exactly would take a lot of books, but the little stacked number below is much more do-able. Although, I might worry about those spines after awhile.
Whole Tree Architecture is in the business of using what lumber companies consider scrap and incorporated it into beautiful architecture.
The ‘scrap’ is culled trees from the building sight, trees thinned from forests or trees downed by wind or disease. You can probably guess this practice has ecological and economic benefits, but it also has engineering benefits too. Forest Products Laboratory tells us ‘a whole, unmilled tree can support 50 percent more weight than the largest piece of lumber milled from the same tree.’ Very cool. Continue Reading