12.06.2008

It's time to talk Christmas!

This isn't a great picture. You can't even see the topper. I have a black and white Christmas tree. I'm strange I know. As a person who said "I will never have a fake tree" you can imagine my family's surprise to come in and see my great white fake tree all decked out with black and white ornaments. I'm not done with it yet. Black and white ornaments aren't easy to find. Glitter on the other hand....
      
The clear glass ball ornaments are perfect for those of us with off-beat colors. It's a great kid craft! Check out Aurora's blog for ones she made. I like Martha's Glitter Glue and her fine glitters. Simply cover the ball, or use tape to mark off a pattern, with the glitter glue and sprinkle glitter over it. Hang to dry and believe it or not it works. It's so pretty too.
                
I also had fun blog-surfing and found this gem. It's paper snowflakes!! Her's look great in 2 tone but I wanted to try plain ol' white. I'm so colorful all year that when it comes time for Christmas I'm a white lights kinda girl. Weird huh?
                                
The only thing I'd change is using the red tape like Therm-o-web to do this. It's easier than using the liquid glue in my opinion. I pretty much winged it, as I am not into measuring and it did pretty good. There's no staples in mine either, all 2 sided tape.
     
You're wanting the blog link right about now.  ;)
It's Paper Snowflake Tutorial.
            
More Christmas crafts to come! Please vote for me too (see post below) if you like my stuff.   : )

31 comments:

MJ said...

You did a fabulous job on this. Thanks for the link back.

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for comming by! I'm glad you like my plain old boring white one. :)

Melanie said...

LOVE the black & white tree idea!! Also - appreciate the link for that snowflake. Thanks for visiting my blog, I will be back here for sure!

MissViolonjello said...

That snowflake is gorgeous! Well done.

Wish I had a Christmas tree to put up, but I suppose that will come with getting a house..

*Sally* said...

Its stunning! Ours is a big green one but the decs are all white or blue or silver. And I love it!

Jackie said...

Your tree is gorgeous and that snowflake is absolutely beautiful!

Heidi said...

wow- that snowflake is beautiful and so is your treee!

Sara said...

I LOVE the black and white tree, way cool!!! I'm Sara from your scs blog group #6, just stoppin by to say "HI"

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous snowflake! Thanks so much for sharing the link!

Dragana Skoro said...

I love both! I am personally into read and green trees, but this looks awesome! And that snowflake is gorgeous. Thanks.

ScrappinGalz said...

The Snowflake is really amazing. TFS!

Jill Cooper said...

amazing!!!!!!!!!!! How awesome!

Jacqueline said...

Oh this is great!! Love your black and white christmas tree!

Carole said...

I'd love to see a shot of your whole tree - the idea of a black and white tree is a very cool idea!

Ann said...

I love the black and white tree idea! Very cool! :D

The Empty Envelope said...

Fun!!

Joanne Travis said...

Stopping by from the blogger group to say hi!
Your blog is a delight, I love all of your projects!!

Rhonda Rae said...

I love the snow flake wounder if ill even be able to make one. I plan on tryin tho.

Elizabeth said...

It looks harder than it is really. :)

JessicaLynn said...

I love them both. (I also love the blog layout)

THANK YOU for sharing!
Jessica Lynn

Loretta Rodger said...

What wonderful projects!

Ronnie said...

I think your tree is beautiful! I have never seen a black and white tree, but I do think it is very elegant.

Cheryl Walker said...

Very pretty!!! And its good to be different :)

Good luck finding more ornaments for your tree :)

Cheryl

Tracey said...

Luv the tree, it's gorgeous!!! I also like you new blog colors.

Tracey

Michelle said...

Oh, I LOVE your black & white tree!! And those paper snowflakes ~~ I have been seeing them everywhere, even at my kids school!! Thanks for including the link, I've been wondering how they are made! Merry Christmas!

Shannon said...

I love it!!!! I have a Cobalt Blue and White tree, although the tree itself is green. And I know how hard it is to find the right ornaments for it. Some years there are tons to choose from and other years just nothing.

Love the snowflakes....beautiful!

Tina said...

Your tree is very pretty! love the white and black. Very Elegant! The snowflake is just awsome!!

thescrapmaster said...

Wow that is just the coolest snowflake!!! The tree is very lovely. We have a fake green tree with white, silver, and blue ornaments only.

~Samantha

Southern Belle said...

OMGoodness!!! I *soooo* wanted a black and white tree this year!! I saw it somewhere (maybe Hobby Lobby...) and it was soooo pretty!! So since we dont have a tree this year (unless you count the blue one in the boys room and the pink one in the girls room) I'll just have to live vicariously through you and your beautiful tree LOL! Totally wicked snowflake too!!

Anonymous said...

Just amazing the best Christmas Tree Ive ever seen!! You go Girly!! I love how talented you are!!

Liberty said...

Love the tree :)

We are now going to have a snowflake/snowman night with family making these this month themed with a white dinner night, drinks, white cocoa etc... So cute!