Monday, December 12, 2011

Etceteras: little frosted trees


These little frosted trees are easy to make and can be used in a variety of ways – cupcake toppers, ornaments or for just a fun little splash of holiday d├ęcor.


To make these trees, roll green cardstock into a cone shape and trim the bottom. Insert a shish kabob stick into the cone and secure with hot glue. Note: I cut my sticks into 5 inch lengths.


Cover the tree in Mod Podge or craft glue and roll in Epsom salt. You can use course or Kosher salt or glitter depending on the look you want.


I put my trees into a box filled with floral foam and covered the top with white gift basket shreds.


A grosgrain ribbon finishes off the box.


Pretty little frosty trees and a note to self { polish the silver }.


This project is linked at the parties listed here and 


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38 comments:

  1. These are adorable! I love the bright green with the frosted salt! Makes a fantastic color combo! :)

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  2. I LOVE THIS!! So on my "to do" list now!

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  3. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these frosted trees!!!

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  4. Carolyn, these are BRILLIANT! Such a gorgeous look for such an EASY & inexpensive project! I'm definitely making these! You know, it's funny, but I realize I've made more of your projects than any other blogger's! LOVE YOUR CREATIONS!

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  5. Such a simple idea but it's so pretty. Thanks for sharing it. I'm marking it for later!

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  6. Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

    Be Merry and Bright!

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  7. I think I just found my dining table centerpiece inspiration! Thanks for the fantastic (and simple) tutorial!

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  8. I really like these - I've seen a couple different things with epsom salts - maybe I'll have to invest in some of those because they make anything prettier!

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  9. These are so prefect and I love the display. I shared it on my fb page... the sparkle is wonderful!!

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  10. Love me a simple craft! Newest fb follower!
    Kelly

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  11. Tried liking u on fb but takes me to your personal page. Any ideas?
    Kelly

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  12. I think these trees are beautiful, especially in their box! Great job!

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  13. These look so adorable! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  14. Love your little frosty trees so much!!! I hear you on needing to polish the silver! LOL! Great inspiration as always!!!

    Thanks for linking up to my party!
    XO, Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

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  15. Carolyn, your little trees are positively charming! Pinning them and featuring them on FB for sure!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and talent on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17

    Just a reminder that if you leave a comment on the post before 5:00 Eastern Time today, you'll be eligible for the drawing for the $25 Hodgson Mill gift card.

    Warmest wishes,
    Jenn

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  16. OH....those frosted trees are PERFECT!!!!!! What a great idea! I have the perfect place for them in my house! Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  17. B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.

    You always have such great style!

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  18. I love these cute little tree's. The paper cones are great! Epsom salt is great snow!

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  19. These are so cute and so very easy to make! Thanks for the idea :)

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  20. These little beauties were featured on COM TODAY. winks, jen

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  21. As always Carolyn, elegant and stunning. Makes me want to put boxes of them everywhere!

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  22. I love how these trees look just like the little trees that are so popular this year! What a great, inexpensive idea!

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  23. Just discovered your blog and am enjoying flipping through the pretty, but it's driving me slightly crazy that I've seen "grosgrain" ribbon misspelled as "gross grain" a few times already! Nothing gross about the grain. :) I thought you'd like to know if you use it fairly often!

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  24. These are just adorable & so simple! Thanks for sharing!
    CAS

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  25. Thank you so much everyone for the sweet comments. And a special thank you to Lisa for pointing out my misspelling of grosgrain. I think I've perhaps misspelled it my entire life... eeep.

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  26. Such a sweet idea! I showed this off tonight!

    Carlee
    http://www.ladybirdln.com/2011/12/twas-night-before-christmasfeatures.html

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  27. OMG my house will be filled by end of day with these Gorgeous Little Trees... thank you for sharing this x Merry Christmas x x

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  28. Of course, I'm wild about your little trees!

    Thank you so much for linking-up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..."!

    I've spotlighted your post on my Facebook page today.

    Wishing you the happiest of holidays,
    Jenn

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  29. Seriously lovely and I am keeping this in mind for next year!

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  30. these are SO adorable!!! i love the frosted look!

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  31. These are so great! I'm thinking about making some white ones for winter decorations when the Christmas stuff comes down.

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