Wednesday, November 13, 2013

12 Days of Christmas, Day 4, Ribbon Tree

Decorating for Christmas, what does that entail at your house?  Do you put up a tree and call it good?  Do you Christmasfy every nook and cranny?  In the past, I did the latter.  Decorating involved several rooms in the house--bathrooms, kitchen, the kids' rooms.  

Nowadays, I fall somewhere in between the two extremes.  I love to decorate the main living areas, but the bathroom may just get a Christmas scented candle and the children have grown (except the 11 year old daughter--she does her own room).  But, decorating does involve putting away my usual decor and that includes artwork hanging on the wall.  I love to create new things to take the place of my everyday wall decor like this ribbon tree.
12 Days of Christmas Ribbon Tree http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
My ribbon star was such a hit last year, that I decided to try a different ribbon creation this year.  I started by joining together two pieces of barnwood.
12 Days of Christmas Ribbon Tree http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
I whitewashed the wood and then drew a Christmas tree with chalk.
12 Days of Christmas Ribbon Tree http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
Screw 1" screws into the points of the tree.
12 Days of Christmas Ribbon Tree http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
Tie a ribbon on the top screw--I did put a dab of hot glue on this to secure it.  
12 Days of Christmas Ribbon Tree http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
Start wrapping the ribbon around the screws to create your tree.
12 Days of Christmas Ribbon Tree http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
Tie off the ribbon at the top.  I forgot pictures of the rest of it, but I then added 4 screws to create the trunk and a red bow on the top.
12 Days of Christmas Ribbon Tree http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
I decided the tree needed garland so I added a few more screws UNDER the green tree ribbon and loosely wrapped jute around them.
12 Days of Christmas Ribbon Tree http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
You could make a BIG version of this and clothespin Christmas cards on the garland, but I like it as just some fun Christmas art--something fresh and a little different.
12 Days of Christmas Ribbon Tree http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/

5 comments:

  1. Love it Becky... my JU project is a board and a tree too... but no ribbon :)

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  2. Very fun and festive, I love how creative you are Becky!

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  3. I really like this. Very creative. I'm a new follower. I love your blog and look forward to catching up on your great ideas.

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  4. Was looking for your linky party but I found this instead. So pretty, and so creative, love it!

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  5. This is a super idea. My son always wants to build with me, but if it takes too long because of gluing or screwing he looses interest. This is totally something he can do with me and see pretty immediate results.

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