Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Ribbon Tree

Spending the day with my recuperating grandson last week, I had stocked up on a few crafting supplies which I thought he would enjoy. I have to admit I kind of missed the mark on this one.

Inspired by my friend Corrine’s fab wreath, I thought we could decorate a couple of simple twig trees with ribbons. Ribbons – 5 year old boy - what was I thinking. While he enjoyed cutting ribbons with his scissors, the tying soon got tedious. Anyway, we finished one tree for his mom, and she loved it. So do I!

I have one more tree and orange and purple ribbons to make another for myself. Maybe I’ll save it for the week between Christmas and New Year’s, I often get a bit bored when the holiday dust settles.

How about you, any Christmas crafting going on at your house these days?

3 comments:

  1. Lots of work cutting those ribbons. Give him a big hug. Love the colors of your twiggy tree. xox

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  2. I have been making a similar tree, using strips of fabric instead of ribbon, for the last three Christmases!
    Maybe this is the year it will be finished!

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  3. Love the trees! With our without ribbons... you could hang some little balls, tuck in some holly or greens from your yard, some tufts of quilt batting for snow.

    I made the grands their initial as a tree ornament. The backs were all from one green fabric and the fronts in their favorite colors (with batting between). I sewed through all and the printout of the letter making sure to catch a ribbon for hanging. Then I cut as close as I could - sort of "make a boob" style and used them on their little package from us. I hope they like them.

    Hugs

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