I found a vase on the clearance aisle at Homegoods yesterday. I decided I would take some of the Cedar Tree Clippings that I still have in my bucket out back, and make a quick arrangement. As I was working on it, it turned into more of a solo Christmas Tree, and less of an arrangement. I used “oasis” to set the mini tree firmly in the vase… After figuring out what I wanted to do in that respect, I got out some silver spray paint and the fake snow… Oh, and some spray adhesive. I sprayed the tips of the tree with silver paint… and then I just kept spraying a bunch more. He he. I then used a little spray adhesive… powdered it with the snow, and put it back in the vase. I threw a little bit of gravel in there to cover the oasis. I sprayed that silver and covered it with snow. Check out the photos. You’ll also see the Vanilla we made, along with the Laser Photocopy Transfered to Wood Project, and the Paperwhites that we planted. Looks like the paperwhites may be bloomed by Christmas, regardless of the fact that I totally forgot about them and let them go without water for over a week and a half. I think they may be impossible to kill. Then we also did our DIY Christmas Paper Towel Ornaments, and our DIY Tomato Cage Christmas Trees… I think that will probably wrap it up for us this Christmas. Who knows, we might throw in one more, if my nieces finish it. =) Either way, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Oh, WAIT! I almost forgot… I will be posting a photo of Dominic and Judah’s special Christmas package wrapped with the Free Printable Christmas Labels and more. So, stay tuned…

Got my Cedar Tree Clippings, Oasis, and Clippers...

Got my Cedar Tree Clippings, Oasis, and Clippers…

These rad clippers belonged to my grandpa.  He passed the on to my dad, and my dad passed them on to me.  They are my favorite and most used tool that I own!

These rad clippers belonged to my grandpa. He passed them on to my dad, and my dad passed them on to me. They are my favorite and most used tool that I own!

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This mercury glass vase is such a rad find!

Oasis ready.

Oasis ready.

I figured out where I want the tree to go and cut the mini trunk.

I figured out where I want the tree to go and cut the mini trunk.

Looks about right to me.

Looks about right to me.

Got my silver paint and my fake snow.  I also grabbed my spray adhesive, but I forgot to photograph it.

Got my silver paint and my fake snow. I also grabbed my spray adhesive, but I forgot to photograph it.

I couldn't take pictures of myself spraying this, so we'll just have to pretend.  I sprayed the tips... and a bit more with the silver paint.  I then sprayed it with some adhesive, and sprinkled the fake snow onto it.  It gave it a freshly flocked winter white look.  I then put it back into the oasis.  I poured some gravel in and around the oasis and up to the top.  I sprayed the top of the gravel with silver paint and sprinkled it with the excess snow that had fallen onto the paper while I was flocking the tree.  No wasting.  =)  Then I had a happy little tree in my new cheap vase that I got for a couple bucks.  YAY!

I couldn’t take pictures of myself spraying this, so we’ll just have to pretend. I sprayed the tips… and a bit more with the silver paint. I then sprayed it with some adhesive, and sprinkled the fake snow onto it. It gave it a freshly flocked winter white look. I then put it back into the oasis. I poured some gravel in and around the oasis and up to the top. I sprayed the top of the gravel with silver paint and sprinkled it with the excess snow that had fallen onto the paper while I was flocking the tree. No wasting. =) Then I had a happy little tree in my new cheap vase that I got for a couple bucks. YAY!

Here's our happy new tree set between my paperwhites that would have been bloomed by now if I had watered them.  ;)

Here’s our happy new tree set between my paperwhites that would have been bloomed by now if I had watered them. 😉

This has been my "We KNIT you a Merry Christmas with Brown Paper Packages tied up with String" Themed Christmas... and we've had a blast with it!

This has been our “We KNIT you a Merry Christmas with Brown Paper Packages tied up with String” Themed Christmas… and we’ve had a blast with it!

 

Blessings,

Amie Joy (reyajoy)

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