Monday, November 21, 2011

Celebrations: potpourri christmas trees

The holiday season is upon us and I’m happy to kick off my holiday project list with these potpourri Christmas trees.


I recently participated in the STYROFOAMTM Brand Foam series at Under the Table and Dreaming and this was the project I submitted. 25 bloggers received STYROFOAMTM  products and got busy creating holiday projects. For my STYROFOAMTM project, I was inspired by Christmas trees I had seen in some of the trendy catalogs. Those trees were made from an assortment of natural materials including be driftwood, pinecones and other woody materials.


I searched the craft supply stores and lucked out by finding several bags of potpourri at the dollar store that included these white pods.


To make these trees, here is what you will need:

Materials:
  • (2) 6” x 3” cones of STYROFOAMTM Brand Foam
  • (1) 9” x 4” cone of STYROFOAMTM Brand Foam
  • Craft glue or glue gun
  • Potpourri
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Moss Sheets
  • Thread

Instructions:
  1. Start from the bottom of your cone and working in a circle, glue on your pods.
  2. Fill in any gaps with broken bits of pods.
  3. Let dry.

  1. To make the tree trunk, roll a piece of heavy corrugated cardboard into a circle and glue to secure.
  2. Insert toothpicks into the cardboard trunk and press into the bottom of the cone.
  3. Make sure your tree is balanced and make any adjustments to the trunk as needed.
  4. Secure with more glue.
  5. Cut a piece of sheet moss and glue around the cardboard.
  6. Wrap thread around the moss to secure.

Add some holiday embellishments and enjoy your potpourri Christmas trees.

 
I was thrilled to be a participant at Under the Table and Dreaming for the STYROFOAMTM Brand Foam series. It was such fun creating these trees and it got me all the more excited for the holidays.

To see all the projects in the DOW STYROFOAMTM Brand Foam series click on the button below.

UndertheTableandDreaming


This project is linked at the parties listed here and

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14 comments :

  1. Love these! You did a great job of re-creating them . . . I think I like yours better!

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  2. These are awesome! At first glance I thought you had spray painted packing peanuts, but the potpourri is a much better idea :)

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  3. Your trees look so pretty - I bet they smell delightful too!

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    I'll be back tomorrow for your par-tay! :)

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  5. I've seen a gazillion Christmas tree-projects, but that is really original. Love it. Thanks for the idea.

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  6. wow, this is a unique and fragrant idea, I love it! Thank you for sharing with us xo

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  7. Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at www.SugarBeeCrafts.com -- you were featured today!!

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  8. At first glance, I thought you had used pumpkin seeds leftover from Halloween. I like that idea too. The trees are lovely.

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  9. I absolutely love these....so original and so pretty. Thank you for the inspiration....I included your Potpourri Trees in my Christmas craft showcase today....

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  10. Carolyn, they're lovely!

    I'm sharing a link to your post on my Facebook page today.

    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, my friend!

    Jenn

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