So, I’ve had this idea for a year now, ever since I saw something similar while surfing the net. My boss had told me a while back that they don’t put up a Christmas tree. They live in an apartment, and she and her husband are very busy people. Anyhow, one year, she even had this idea that she was going to make a Christmas tree type thing out of chicken wire. My boss is not the most creative person – but I have to give her credit for the idea. The chicken wire ended up at our office, being donated to a department that could use it for something else.
So I saw this one day and I told myself that I wanted to make her one. After getting onto pinterest, I came across another picture of the idea and thought – I can do that! The picture I worked off of can be found here: http://pinterest.com/pin/24347654205106083/ Granted, I don’t have the twinkly lights, but I am so proud and happy with how my twig tree came out! I figure she can put it up on a wall or on a table.
A month or so ago on my nightly walks, I made it a point to pick up twigs along the way. (Those twigs ended up sitting in my garage for a month – procrastination, you gotta love it). I found the cardboard and then lined the edges with a pretty ribbon I got from a friend. The hardest part to me was placing the twigs. Figuring out what color, what thickness, what size I wanted where. But once I got the general placement, I glue gunned the twigs down.
After that, it was pretty much like decorating a regular tree, I found a cute jewelry necklace that I used as garland.
I hadn’t thought about the top until I got to it. By then, tired and sleepy – I went to my trusted google, and found an awesome origami star tutorial. Found a complimentary color paper and folded and put on the star.
Finally, I sprayed on some adhesive spray and sprinkled on some glitter – it’s hard to see, but it gave it a nice effect.
I even made a little stand out of the cardboard in the back (I did this at the beginning when I was first cutting the box up)
I love it! I wish I could keep it but alas, such is always the case when finding/doing things for others. It is the season of giving, and the spirit of Christmas after all! This tree looks cuter than my own tree, haha!