Monday, December 12, 2011

An eye stopper-Tree-Topper

Howdy to good ole' Monday & to all of you. I made a tree topper for our Tree yesterday & it was so quick & easy I just had to share it with you. It didn't cost me anything because I worked with supplies I had laying around. You know me, I like cheap and I like a challenge.

I "borrowed" some of Olly's art paper, some scissors, a hot glue gun, some spray paint, a fancy schmancy hole puncher (from the clearance section) & a leftover zip tie. The first step was to take four pieces of art paper and hole punch the two shorter ends. (This is a Martha Stewart whole punch that I got a while back for $4 from Marshalls).

I then "fan-folded" the four pieces of paper & secured them together (around their centers) with a zip tie.

The next step is to use a hot glue gun to secure the separated sections together. I just went around the entire pinwheel gluing section to section so that it looks like this...
Here comes the fun part. I took it outside to show it who was boss spray paint it with some leftover gold spray paint & some gold Krylon glitter spray paint.
After letting it dry for a few hours, the Hubs helped me to make a Merry Christmas sign on the computer. I printed it out & glued it to the center of the pinwheel, covering up the zip tie. I then used the zip tie to secure the tree topper to the top of the tree.
Here she is in all her gold glitter glory... and a star was born.

 I think she turned out quite lovely and deserved a shine worthy moment atop' the tree. It makes me so excited for Christmas.
We also spent the weekend watching Christmas movies, filling yarn ball garland orders & visiting the big guy in the red suit. I'm pretty sure we aren't winning the title of parents of the year anytime soon...

And when Mr. & Mrs. Claus invited me to jump in the picture, I just couldn't resist. I found myself day dreaming about mouthing the answer "A NAP" when he asked me what I wanted for Christmas haha. But since that moment never happened I just tried to make the little man feel more comfortable. Maybe next year ;.)

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Today I am working on some more tree projects and just trying to embrace every fantastic and crazy moment of this season. I just know it will be over before I know it. Have a great day and come and visit me tomorrow...won't ya?!
Xo
Court

5 comments:

  1. Wow, that's beautiful! I love how the gold/glittery spray paint looks - and it all looks perfect on top of the tree! :)

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  2. Wow, all made from paper... that's amazing! I'm going to post a link on my blog. I love it!!!

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  3. Great tree topper.

    If its any consolation my daughter did not go near FC until she was 4! Screamed as soon as she saw the guy!!

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  4. Love the tree topper! I've just got a lame-o wire star on top of mine because I keep waiting to find the perfect vintage-y angel...someday...maybe next year I'll steal your creative idea!

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  5. I'm very new to your blog and have been going through all your old posts the last couple of days. You are so creative it is crazy. I really love all the stuff you make.

    ...also your son with Santa and Mrs. Claus is too adorable.

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