Monday, November 28, 2011

My Rescued Tree

I had such a fun day today....I went to the doctor with my younger sister who is 9 months pregnant. I am so darn excited to be an aunt again!! No progress since last week, but we should for sure have a new baby by the 13th of December. So, anyway, while we were in town we thought we better do some shopping. I did Black Friday shop, but that was more like running a marathon than retail therapy if you ask me ;) We hit JCPenney's, JoAnn's, Carlos O' Kelley's (oh wait, that's not shopping), Claire's, Payless, Hobby Lobby & Goodwill. Now that I name all the places we were it seems like a lot, but we were bummed because we were on a limited amount of time and didn't get to stop EVERYWHERE we wanted. Like Big Lots, Target or Kohl's!! I looked at Hobby Lobby & JoAnn's for the Martha Stewart stencils & paints I have been seeing people use on blogs, but couldn't find them anywhere, so I settled for some non-Martha Stewart paint & stencils for a future Christmas project I can't wait to get started on :)

On to my rescued tree:

Isn't it darling!?!?

When I found this sweet little tree at the dump it had non-working lights on it & no base. I cut the old lights off & added a new strand of 50 white lights & made a base out of styrofoam. I covered the base with a scrap of burlap tied on with some jute twine & wa-lah!! A cute little tree was born!!

And I cut a strip of burlap for a bow on top!!

The front of the December Ballard Designs magazine has a tree like this on the cover :)

Keep checking back for more Christmas posts!!!!

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  1. In the dump really? WOW, I would have picked it up too. Thanks for sharing with the copy cat party. Enjoy!

  2. What a great rescue! Love the burlap top. Found you from the copy cat party and am a new follower.

  3. Not only do I love your tree....I love the way you shop! Sounds like a great day of fun. I'm now following you from Debbie's copy party. Thanks, Helen

  4. Very simple and cute! I am linking from Debbiedoos.

  5. Hi there, sounds like you had a really fun time with your sister. Hopefully by now she has had her baby and you an aunt again. Love your little saved tree. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris