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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Metal tree Transformation!

Good Morning Friends!


Here's an idea that I came up with that I am pretty excited about.....


Are you ready for this?I was given two of these standard white pre-lit metal Christmas trees....
I took it out of the box and easily assembled it and let the branches fall and then "fluffed" them into place... I made sure I plugged it in to see if all the lights were working.....




I tore a GAZILLION of these. Most of what I used were old vintage flour sacks that had stains or holes. Each strip is about 4- 5 inches long. You can use muslin, an old sheet, vintage curtains, whatever floats your boat.
After you get all these together you just start tying them onto the metal branches.....


and after a million hours you arrive at

THIS!





I am in LOVE with how it looks.


Ages ago I used to tie rag strips around a tomato cage frame and made trees out of those.


Still a great idea~ they just take forever to get done.


One day while I was at the shop I was moving these trees around wondering how I would be able to use them for decorating INSIDE.That's when I decided to give this look a try and see how it turned out.






It does take some time to get done but the project itself is easy and the results are


awesome!





So far it's been pretty popular at the shop....


It's our first Christmas decoration that we have out (the Christmas chaos starts next week!)



We plan on doing the 6 foot tree next.....


to use in a Shabby winter wonderland display!





Every once in a while the stars align and a great idea is born!


(either that or my vitamin must have kicked in that day...lol!!)


I was excited to share this with you!


Let me know what you think!


I am linking this to


Air Your Laundry over at Freckled Laundry.


Have a great day!!







32 comments:

Lee Hill Primitives said...

Awesome idea!

Traci said...

That is so cool! Great idea..

Blessings,
Traci

Theresa said...

What a genius, beautiful, unique idea! i love it! t. xoxoox

trash talk said...

I have a few of those trees that I've used outdoors over the years. I started to throw them out last year...glad I was lazy and didn't. I love this and may just have to give it a whirl. One question...can I do it sitting down? Remember...I'm lazy!
Deb

kim@ A Thyme Remembered said...

I wonder how adding a few prim fabrics here and there to look like ornaments would look??? I love this---great thinkin'!!!!

Pattie @ On Hollyhock Farm said...

Awesome! I have to try this, now! Thanks so much for sharing it.

Tattered & Timeless said...

Looks so good. Just wanted to let you know that after you visited us in Cameron at the Tattered & Timeless booth my best bud is coming in from Texas and we are attempting to visit you on Thursday the 3rd of November. I can't wait. After following you for over a year I may finally get there to see the awesomeness in person.
tammy

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Beth that is gorgeous!! I LOVE it! I want to do one so bad but wowwzaaa I cannot imagine how long it would take :)

Holly Hills Primitives said...

One of the coolest trees I have seen in a very long time! Dawn

Angie @ Ranch Dressing said...

Wow! So clever...don't you love it when past experiences inspire new ideas?! Went by your booth at the Depot yesterday...looks great!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Love it! looks like the snow has fallen...such a great idea

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Looks great Beth! Is this what you do in your 'spare' time? Girl, I wish I had your energy.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Susie

Sharon said...

I love it ! Great idea !

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

HAPPY,
HAPPY
BIRTHDAY, Beth!!!
I hope you had a Great Birthday! Lot's of Cake too!
Great idea with the white tree. I'm going to be a 2 shops starting on the 1st...BUSY! and FUN! Of course I'm doing Christmas goodies too. It's not too early for us sellers'!!
Warmly,
deb

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

Thanks you for being so generous and sharing your great idea!!! CAn I copy it for my booth? : D

♥Linsey

TheCrankyCrow said...

Now that's some kind of serious cool! Love it! But I cannot quite wrap my head around how long it would take to tear and tie all those strips! YIKES!!! ;o) Have a great Saturday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Faded Charm said...

Great idea Beth. Now to find the time and energy:-) Can't wait to see all your Christmas decor!

xoxo
Kathleen

marly said...

What an ingenious idea and fantastic tree! I'm sure it takes a long time to create but well worth it. Have you seen Curious Sofa's yarn tree (nov 17 2010 post)? I tried that with rope until my fingers hurt and I ran out of hot glue. I'm following your lead!

time worn interiors said...

Omgoodness! I absolutely love this tree! I don't do Christmas trees casue I don't like them. But this is great! Not sure if I have time to make one or not! I might just have to try! Love it!
tot

sissie said...

Beth, I just love this! I know that it takes many hours to do this and lots of determination. Hard to put a price on it too if you are going to sell. You know the customers are going to want one!

hugs
Sissie

Ann said...

Wow! Does that look good or what?! Thanks for sharing the idea. ~Ann

Wanda said...

Beth, how neat is that! You must have cut up a lot of strips while watching TV or something! I love the soft, etheral look of it;very warm holidayish! Is that a word?
Love it,
Wanda

Through The Garden Gate said...

Love the TREE!!! I may just have to use your very clever idea.....so sweet for you to share!! xoxox Pam

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Beth, your tree looks wonderful; what a neat idea! You always come up with the most creative things. Hate that I'll miss your Christmas event this year, but it's a little far to drive from Idaho. ;o)

Hugs,
Pam

Back in Time Treasures said...

I love the idea! Boy you could really do a lot of different things, how about spray painting white or cream grape vine and stringing around the tree? It really brought the tree to life! You could keep it up all winter long because it is not your usual red and green! Again just love it!

Di said...

That is so pretty! Do you tie them on? Did I miss the step? Oh, may how pretty...Di

Heaven's Walk said...

lol! Oh my gosh! What a ton of work, Beth! But......what a cooool idea! LUV LUV LUV this!!! :)

xoxo laurie

freckled laundry said...

That a fabulous idea, Beth!!! Smarty pants. ;)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Love this and want to give it a try! xoxo

A Cottage Muse said...

LOVE IT!

the wayside cottage said...

That is gorgeous!...I'm going to have to find time to make one!...thanks so much for sharing! :)

Lesley said...

Love this!!! Just pinned it! thanks