12 Days of Christmas: Trees With the Fur

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Welcome to Day 5 of my 12 Days of Christmas series. I am really trying to finish decorating my mantel by this weekend and worked on a little project I have been wanting to do to share with y’all today. I bought a few styrofoam cones a while back and totally forgot what I meant to use them for but realized they were the perfect shape for Christmas trees. This was a super easy project and I hope y’all enjoy!

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As I mentioned, I purchased a few foam pyramids and I really cannot remember their intended purpose.  I stumbled into them as I was attempting to reorganize my craft supplies and figured they would make excellent Christmas trees. I picked up a few yards of feather boas which are surprisingly pricey, find a coupon, and decided on making simple faux fur Christmas trees.

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I gathered the rest of my supplies, mod podge and a foam brush, and got to work.

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In the end, the mod podge only helped me get this started but I ended up using push pins to secure the feathers onto the shape. Either way, the strange scent of mod podge seems to soothe me.

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Ta-da! It reminds me of those furry boots that I always secretly want to buy. Hence the title…applebottom jeans, boots with the fur, the whole club was looking at her…in case you did not catch that.

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I bought some tiny glittery bows to use on my tree and thought I could spare two to use to top off the tree. I think it really gives them the sparkle they were lacking. I have to learn that sometimes simple is ok. But you can’t make me take off that bow now!

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I set one up on a candlestick from the dollar store to add more height to my mantel. I am going to continue working on the mantel and make sure to share the updates with y’all here.

How are your Christmas decorations coming along?

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12 Days of Christmas: DIY Holiday Terrarium

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It’s Day 3 of my 12 Days of Christmas series and I would like to share my latest project with y’all. I made a little Christmas terrarium that only cost me $10 to complete! You may my inspiration post from last week featuring a similar terrarium surrounded by vintage deer. I am still searching for the deer but am happy with the results for now. This was such an easy project that I may just make a few more. Hope some of you can give it a try!

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I gathered all my supplies: a glass apothecary jar I snagged up with a 50% off coupon at Michael’s, bottle brush trees and tiny figurines all from the dollar tree. Not pictured: a bag of sugar to act as snow.

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I poured in enough sugar to make sure the trees and figurines could stand upright, so about a third of the way.

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Next I simply placed the trees and the little snowman inside, pushing the bottoms into the sugar to give them some stability.

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For now, this snowman has been travelling around my living room, looking for a permanent home. Once that is found, I’ll be sure to update you all. This was such an easy project, with instant gratification (my favorite). I hope some of you can give it a try.

Also, I’d like to apologize for not posting this on Friday. I was sick and didn’t do much but we should be back to our regular schedule this week!

What has you excited for the holidays?