I am not a Christmas decoration person. It’s more of a time and space issue than a Bah Humbug thing. I have my tree up with the lights on but so far that’s as far as I’ve gotten. Don’t get me wrong, I love driving around to look at lights during the season. I love going to the Opryland Motel in Nashville to see the lights. If you ever visit Nashville, you have to visit the motel. It’s amazing any time of the year. But back to my project, I have been checking out all the wonderful Christmas decorations on your blogs so I thought I should try my hand at something. This is what I came up with, but it really needs a red ribbon. I think I’ll change the white one out.
First I cut a large circle from some poster board and then cut it in half to make two cones. I taped them together.
A couple years ago I bought a huge box of washers and kept them because I knew I could do something with them eventually. I once covered a bowling ball with them and painted it. It looked like a huge golf ball to me when it was done. Not a good thing.
I used my glue gun to glue the washers around the cone, overlapping just a little. It sounds tedious but it didn’t take long.
Here’s the finished tree before painting.
I used green spray paint.
Viola’ Green tree!
Ron cut me a piece of 4″x4″ post and two dowels 12 and 10 inches long. I painted the large piece country white and then wiped the paint off while wet. I painted the dowels brown for the trunks of the trees. Ron drilled holes in the large piece to hold the dowels upright.
I decorated with the Santa and the package ornaments. Used the glue gun again to attach them.
The white ribbon doesn’t show up well in the pictures. It probably needs a bright red ribbon. But I tried to make this with what I had. I did purchase the Santa and the ornaments for a total of $3.50. The rest came from scraps. Oh, the leaning tree is on purpose. It went against what Ron believes. He is a perfectionist when it comes to his creations. So sometimes we butt heads. I like the tree leaning.