Fabulously Festive Christmas
It has been a real privilege to participate in the “Celebrate the Seasons” campaign for Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores. Now that we are in December I think we are all going craft crazy- me included! During the Christmas season, I love to bake, sew, make wreaths, create Christmas art, Christmas cards, and much more. Narrowing down to one idea was almost not fair! What do I choose?
Our theme for the month is “Fabulously Festive.” Fabulous means exceptionally good or unusual and festive, of course, means merry or joyous. So with that being said, I wanted to create something “fabulously festive” for my recently made over my dining room. (Here is the link if you want to check it out! http://220.127.116.11/dining-room-makeover/) This room has been neglected over the years, so now that it is one of my favorites, I wanted to add some holiday décor that would make this room feel even more special. I created a table-scape that complimented the colors of my dining room by using white, silver and blues as my color scheme. I wanted it to coordinate with my room and feel very snowy, fabulous and festive. I created this row of Christmas trees with snowy feathers and a frosted, sparkly base. Here is how I did it.
Wood Board. I happened to have one from another project, but you can buy a board like this at any hardware store. Most will cut the board to your specific length too. The board I used is approximately 1 inch thick and about a yard long.
White Spray Paint
White or Iridescent glitter
Glitter Blast Clear Sealer
Dowel Rods (4
Foam cones small (2)
Foam cones large (2)
White feather boa (approximately 3)
Ornaments and decor
LOTS OF HOT GLUE!!
* I have ordered the “All the Glitters-Sequin Mesh” in Silver to use as a table runner. It has not arrived yet, but will update this blog with pictures
1-Drill 4 holes evenly spaced apart in the center of the board. Make sure you drill the holes approximately the same size of your dowel rod. You want the rod to fit in kind of snug.
2-Spray Paint the board white. I used two coats. The paint dries pretty quickly.
3- Cover the board with glitter. Use the spray adhesive to adhere the glitter to the board. This creates a sparkly, snowy base for your trees.
The board is complete. Now you can start assembling the trees.
4- Wrap the boa around the cone and then trim to the appropriate length. You can leave some space between the wrapping. The feathers will fluff out and fill in any gaps. Also once you add the ornaments, it fills in the tree.
5- Next, put the dowel rods in the board. I had to break one in half for the two smaller trees. If I did not, the rod would have come out of the top.
6-Through the center of the base, push the trees onto the rods. I did this before decorating so I could make sure they looked balanced.
7- Now, hot glue the ornaments and decor on your feather trees. I purposely used big bulbs and ornaments. I kind of like that funky feel of the bigger ornaments.
I set this on a silver and white runner I have for now. Like I said, I did order the “All the Glitters-Sequin Mesh” in Silver to use as a table runner. I think that will complete the look I am going for. You can create this design with variety of fun colors that will change the “feel” of your design. I really love mixing textures like the soft feathers, the rustic pine and the sparkly glitter and ornaments.
I have enjoyed participating in Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores “Celebrate the Season” campaign. Again, this is my absolute favorite store and always my first stop for decorating ideas. I received compensation for this review; however, this is my personal, honest, opinion based on my own experience and my own design ideas. All of my supplies came from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores unless otherwise stated. Again, I love feedback and ideas. Thanks for sharing with me! Here is a coupon for you to create your own “Fabulously Festive” design.
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