Hello blogging friends. Do you make your own Christmas decorations? I have made little things and of course my cross stitch ornaments. I have made quilted tree skirts and glitter ornaments. But this last Christmas I decided to try to make a centerpiece for my coffee table.
Have you seen the video’s from Olivia’s Romantic Home? Specifically her Dollar Tree DIY _____. Well, I stumbled across her Dollar Tree DIY centerpiece and absolutely fell in love! I think this was near the beginning of November. So I headed off to a Dollar Tree to pick up those little Dollar Tree Christmas trees and whatever else I needed. Of course, I procrastinated and didn’t start crafting it until about a week before Christmas.
I had never made anything like this before. It was a little overwhelming at first. I was afraid of really making a mess. I really need to get over that. So I told myself “if I make a mess, I can start over”. The bows were quite the challenge, but I guess they turned out ok. The video says to use decorative mesh for the little roll up pieces that are stuck in the branches, but my mesh was too wide. I tried cutting it in half, but that just made a mess. So hubby went out to Walmart and purchased some rolls of tulle. I think they worked ok. They were full of glitter, so glitter was everywhere.
So this is how my centerpiece turned out. Not too bad for a first attempt.
I decided to go with a Red, White and silver color theme for my Christmas decorating this last Christmas. I ended up not decorating much and only put up our small tree. So next year I really want to go all out Red, White and Silver. Now to figure out how I am going to pack this centerpiece away without messing it up. I am pretty happy with it how it turned out. I may just try my hand at more Olivia’s decorations.
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It’s a beautiful centerpiece.
I’ve heard about Olivia, I need to check out her videos.
Congrats on a pretty finish.
Thank you, Marilyn. I love watching Olivia’s videos, but after trying to find everything and finally getting to make this piece, I’m not sure if I will make more stuff. Maybe in the Spring I can get to the dollar stores before they sell out of things or can find stores that actually get the same things she uses.
That’s a gorgeous centerpiece, Ginny! Kudos to you on creating such a beautiful piece of art on your first try.
Thank you, Anita. Thankfully you did not see all the struggles and frustrations along the way 😉 Once I finally got it finished, I was happy with it how it turned out for my first try. There may or may not be more tries in the future, LOL
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That’s a lovely centrepiece but glitter does get everywhere! My teacher friends call it “the devil’s dandruff” and there is a running joke in the Peppa Pig cartoons about the teacher keeping it under lock and key!
Thank you. And yes, I am still finding glitter even after vacuuming several times. I suppose I will continue to see it until about October or November, just in time to get all the holiday glitter things out again, LOL