Sunday, December 9, 2012

Pins To Creations Winter Blog Hop


Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Warm Winter Wishes!!!! Welcome to the Pins To Creations Winter Blog Hop. We are hoping to inspire you with some fun winter and holiday creations which we've pinned on our boards at Pinterest and now we've put our twist on for you.

If you've arrived at my blog from Jamie's blog Scrap Queen then you are in the right place. If not, please start off at the Pins To Creations blog so you don't miss any of the fabulous creations we have to show you!!

For my project I decided to make my version of these cute trees I pinned awhile back from Simple Home. Life.

Aren't they adorable?

I started with 3 wood blocks that were 2" X 2" and drilled a small hole in the tops the same size as the wooden dowels I had purchased.  I painted them first with Martha Stewarts multi suface High Gloss acrylic craft paint in Gray Wolf and after the paint dried I put on a coat of Martha Stewart multi-surface Glitter acrylic craft paint in Antique Silver.

The wooden dowels I purchased were 3/16" X 12". I left one that size, cut another to 10 1/2" and the third to 9".  Then glued them into the holes in the wood blocks.

I used patterned papers in Alpine Frost by SEI for my trees. For the large tree I cut 13 circles in 1/2" intervals  from 1 1/2" up to 8", for the middle tree I cut 12 circles from 1 1/2" up to 7 1/2" and for the small tree I cut 11 circles from 1" to 6". I folded them according to the tutorial on the Simple Home. Life blog. snipped the tops so I could slide them onto the dowels and hot glued them in place.

For the finishing touch I hot glued glitter stars by Jolee's to the tops of the trees.

I will have some Christmas Blog candy you will have a chance to win if you are a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post!

Thanks for stopping by and now you're off to see what Ashley's created at The Glamorous Side Of Scrapping!


jennyplace2 said...

These tree are just so feastive! They would look great sitting just about anywhere. Beautiful colours and such a great ideal. TFS and for the chance to win the blog candy.

Georgiana said...

Neat looking centerpiece. Happy Holidays!

Stay Creative,
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Michele from MS said...

Great way to use up those small scraps that you just can't thrown away! Love all the different papers and this looks really difficult! Nobody has to know how easy it was right? lol I'm thinking about spraying it with that misty stuff to make it sparkle too! Oh the ideas are just spinning now ~ Thanks for the inspiration Esther ~~

jessica said...

Gorgeous take on the originals!!
LOVE the papers you used!
Awesome job Esther!
TFS and have a GREAT Sunday!

Mom said...

Wow !! This project is awesome. It will add a festive note wherever it is placed. Great Job !!

Lisa said...

These are gorgeous, Esther!! They look so amazing!! Perfect take on the originals!! I love them!! Happy Sunday :)

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Linda W. said...

You are my answer to a paper craft problem - I've been stressing out as to what to buy or make for my sil for Christmas - she's from my first marriage but still my sil - she loves Christmas Trees - these are gorgeous and thank you so much for my inspiration today!

Ann said...

These trees are beautiful and make such a wonderful centerpiece!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

those are super adorable!!!


Sarah Biswabic said...

Your trees are so adorable! Love them! I am a follower!

Jessica Kubit said...

I think I like your trees better:-) Great job on this challenge! It was fun being in the hop with you!

Sherrie K. said...

FABULOUS!! Wow, the papers are beautiful!So pretty and fun for the holidays!

Happy Sunday!
Sherrie K

Becky said...

These are so great! I'm a new follower. Can't wait to look around and see what other projects you've shared. :)

Claire Spielman said...

Way nicer than the original Pinterest design. Love the papers you chose!
Creative Wishes,
Claire S

Kim H said...

Esther ~ thats it ~ I am moving in!! You not only have AWESOME tags at your house but AWESOME home decor too! Look at these trees!! Oh my goodness! GORGEOUS!! I have to try these ~ I LOVE them!! Oh and the paper!! Serously FABULOUS!!!

CathyK said...

Those are just darling!

marg0006 said...

What a cute and creative idea for a tree. Great job.

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Stephanie said...

Wow, these are amazing and the first time I am ever seeing them. Now I have to get working on some of my own. Thanks for the great idea and the inspiration:)

scrapqueen141 said...

Love love love your trees! Great project!
Great being in this hop with you!

liz at liz's paper loft said...

esther, I love your trees!!

elainec said...

Your creations would make for a great table center piece decoration. I will have a go at making a couple with my granddaughter.thanks for inspiration x

Gail said...

Esther - your trees are very pretty indeed! What a great project for this time of year - many possibilities for other holidays as well - thanks for sharing and for the hop ~

chillin with Quillin said...

there lovely, love all the patterns and colors !!!