Monday, November 22, 2010

Beaded Tree- Ballard Inspired

 Well, I got my Ballard catalog in the mail and fell in love with so many things! My Christmas tree is cream and white gold sparkly so when I saw their holiday collection it just made me smile! I especially loved the Mariana Button Tree. I don't love the price of $79 bucks though! I was inspired to come up with something similar. I looked all over for the perfect buttons, but couldn't find the right shade in bulk so while laying in bed I remembered this bead pearl garland I bought for my tree from hobby lobby a few years ago. I got it home and put it on my tree and it just wouldn't hang right so it went into a baggie and hasn't been out since.
Perfect!

I had a foam tree that I spray painted and added a few sparkles.
I decided to leave the beads on the strand and just wrap around and glue them down with hot glue.
Easy, easy, keep on wrapping.
Finished up and added a long bow ribbon on top. I love it, and it matches my tree perfectly! I will be posting my holiday decor pics soon, hopefully before we head out on vacation this week starting tomorrow! What I also love is that this was practically free! I used everything I had on hand from my stash. 
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12 comments:

  1. Super cute idea! I changed the link on my blog to send people here for the T-giving printable. Thanks so much for letting me know!

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  2. Beautiful! I love pearls- this is so subtle yet stunning! Thanks so much for sharing at the Holiday Hookup!

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  3. Wow, this is REALLY pretty! I'd love for you to show it off next Thursday at my Hookin' Up with HoH link party!

    Also, thanks for adding my Silhouette giveaway to your sidebar. I can tell you want one, and I really hope you are a lucky winner this weekend.

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  4. I featured your project, feel free to grab a button!
    http://thecraftymamablog.blogspot.com/2010/11/weekend-highlights-mini-christmas-tree.html

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  5. Just wanted to let you know I'll be featuring you! Come on by and grab a featured button and hope you'll be linking up again this week!

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  6. ADORABLE! Stopping by via House of Hepworths!

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