Fall is my FAVORITE time of year and I love decorating for the holidays! So here I am, continuing my 'Crazy Christmas Tree Around the Year" blog, for FALL! This tree reflects my love of fall, and my love of everything Fall represents!
I started with a trip to the Michaels, searching for 50% off items, to decorate my tree, and on the hunt for something to add that "CRAZY EXTRA SPARKLE"! I found fall floral picks, miniature gourds and pumpkins, and silk leaves. I located a pre-made wire bow, and picked up a bag of raffia for that 'extra' Fall touch... BUT! the "Extra Sparkle"? I knew I had to head to the Krylon Paint Aisle, and there it was!
Krylon Glitter Blast!!!!
This product is Fantastic! and I ended up using it on each item placed on the tree.
To start with, I laid newspaper down, and placed my gourds and picks on the paper... and then the glittering began! I was CRAZY THRILLED with the results! These cute, but plain tree decor items, took on a life of their own as I applied the glitter! What a FAB way to dress up the tree!
After the paint had dried, I attached raffia to the leaves and the gourds and pumpkins to attach them to the tree. I needed to punch holes in the silk leaves, and loop the raffia through to tie them on the tree. The gourds and pumpkins, I merely tied the raffia around the stems.
Naked Tree: check, "CRAZY SPARKLING" Decor: check, Raffia & Ribbon: check, Determination to Dazzle: OH YEAH!
I began by inserting the picks into the tree, spacing them around for a balanced look. I then started tying the silk leaves and pumpkins and gourds on to fill things out.
I then tied on raffia bows and added the bow on top for a well balanced Fall look!
I was SO PLEASED! with my Crazy Fall Christmas Tree, but knew I needed to add those 'little' extras to complete the look, so I added a candle, some Fimo Clay Creations that I have created, and another little 50% off pumpkin to complete the look under the tree!
I am SO CRAZY PLEASED with my FALL CHRISTMAS TREE... hope you enjoy it, and will find inspiration to keep YOUR Christmas Tree up YEAR AROUND!
I leave my Christmas Tree up year around, NOT because I am lazy, but because I LOVE Creatively Celebrating EACH and EVERY season in a special way! And there is NO better way to express your creativity, than by hanging your creations from the branches of a tree! Happy Fall, and Happy Creating!
Living, Laughing and LOVING FALL,