Something weird happened. I swear, all I did was blink, and it’s December!!? Weren’t we just swimming a couple of weeks ago, enjoying the Summer…and now it’s practically Christmas. It must be an indicator of my advancing age, the whole ‘time flies’ thing.
But I welcome Christmas season with open arms, while waving a glue gun! I don’t know what comes over me this time of year, but my head just swims with the projects I want to
attempt do. So hold your Cokes, friends, I’ve got a bevvy of projects to show you in the coming weeks. (Yeah, I just said bevvy. Remember that advancing age thing?)
I’d been mulling over making a trio of trees for awhile, and really waffled (how unusual for me?!) on what I wanted to cover them in…buttons, felt circles, multi-colored sequins. But I’m always lured by shiny things, so silver sequins won out.
The supplies are are pretty basic, but you need a lot of them. Seriously, grab as many bags of sequins as you think you’ll need. Then double that. And then double it again. And I can’t promise you still won’t have to return to the store for more. I challenge you to find a pearlized pin within 10 miles of me!
Start with a fully-loaded DVR, then begin pinning the sequins (the larger ones are also called paillettes, but you’ll have to craft with your pinky out if you call them that) one row at a time, overlapping so the styrofoam doesn’t show through.
Work your way to the top, pausing to question your mental stability, and another run to the craft store for more pins and a tree topper. For the tops, I simply shaved the foam so the cone of the topper would fit snuggly, then covered it with more sequins.
Admire your work, then make two more. I’m thrilled with how they turned out, but the pictures just don’t do them justice. The silver sequins are like little mirrors. Have you ever tried to photograph a mirror? How about hundreds of tiny mirrors?!
But trust me, they are impressive. *pat-pat*
Can you peek my mantel? I’m prepping it for Michelle’s Mantel Link Party next week!
This is my favorite vignette in the house right now…and I’m so excited to share it at Courtney’s Christmas Cheer Vignette Party today! Come check out all the gorgeous vignettes, and link up your own! Here are the parties coming up next!