Thursday, 6 December 2012

Christmas Cones

I lurve 'things' !!
Pretty, little things, that don't cost the earth.
So when I come across a 'thing', I do this little OMG clappy dance :-)
See my silver stand and glass dome - that was a 'thing'.
Isn't it gorgeous? 
Look at the little, silver stag head on the top. 
I am on the lookout for some tiny silver baubles to fill  the dome.

But... I'm really here to show you my Christmas Topiary Trees.
I made these at the weekend, after seeing them all over blogland.
You can make them in anything to match your decor and they are very easy to do.



I used some 12 x 12 christmas paper, rolled into a cone shape. 
You can use anything really, as you're going to cover it, but make sure it's quite sturdy. (mine crumpled a bit at the bottom with the glue I used).

With dabs of tacky glue,  just wind round whatever  material you like to cover the cone.
I used some whispy, hemp string, some silver tinsel and some white wool.
The white wool cone is really gorgeous IRL, as it's sprinkled all over with glamour dust.

Google 'christmas cone trees' for some really amazing designs.



Challenges
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything but a card
Top Tip Tuesday -  Christmas
Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday
Ladybug Crafts -Sparklicious
CRAFT - Christmas

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11 comments:

Marlou McAlees said...

oh this is absolutely beautiful Caroline :) very stylish :) xx

Caroline said...

This is so beautiful. Caroline xxx

sassy said...

so beautiful chrissy and i love your thing!!!!! i might have a go at these cones there really intersting hugs sassyxxx

Laura said...

Ooo I love the dome glass! I am in the middle of renovating my house and soon I will have chance to buy 'little things' and I cannot wait to get my paws on some 'little things' like those! The christmas trees are so sweet too, so simple but so effective.
Laura xx

catherine said...

It looks all so elegant Caroline and so very stylish too. Love the stags head
x catherine

Wishcraft said...

They look fabulous Caroline, super stylish! What a great idea :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Craftyanny said...

I've just bought some bits and bobs to try this very thing out Caroline. Your turned our brilliant. Well done
Anne x

Katina said...

Wow, how stylish are these!! Love them!

The stand and dome are gorgeous and so unusual.
xx

Ольга said...

Adorable!! Great idea!! Thank you for joining Tuesday Alchemy!

Samantha said...

Fabulous I have to make some of those!! brilliant Idea! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, Samantha :0)

Sassy Cheryl said...

WOW! I LOVE all of your 'things'! I need some of these! hehehehe. Yep, I like to 'KISS' things too.
Beautiful. . . .thanks for sharing!!!!