DIY – Wooden Christmas Tree

This Christmas tree alternative is so cute, of course I had to try it! You will find it all over Pinterest. My favourite ones are the ones from pallets, but as I didn’t have pallets, new planks had to do.

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There are so many ways to go about making one of these, but as always I make it the way it makes sense to me.
My way was to use my kitches floor tiles as my grid. It was easy to mark out some hypotenuses and use those for the Christmas tree shape.

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All the pieces of wood were cut different lengths, according to my marked template. I used another piece of wood inserted between the planks to make even spaced gaps. Never need a ruler when you don’t need a universal standard measurement. It’s all relative.  Mine are Olgametres (“obtaining an object in close proximity that can be used as a measure without universally accepted graduations to identify a certain length used for that single purpose only and disregarded henceforth”). What are yours?

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When the tree was cut, some pieces got moved by mistake slightly further apart, but I realised that I liked it like that more. It looked taller and slimmer like that.

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Once assembled, sanded and painted, it went up on the wall, just above our churches’ coffee counter.

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Here is the decoration odessey. I say odessey, as this took a while, but only because I got to decorate it with some students, and all the ornaments were handcrafted!  More on that later!

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And, as always, ~ Make it and love it!

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DIY – Crochet Ice Cream

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Oh, my goodness! I cannot believe how appetizing these little crochet Ice creams look! I made them quite a while ago, but my daughter still sleeps with them and my son still licks them!

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This was such a fun project! I guess crochet is lingering a bit! Of all the crochet food I made, this is our favourite! They are easy to make, easy to replicate (unlike the Bear Rug, which does not follow a pattern), and easy to love!

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And yet you can still add enough variety to each one, which still makes me feel like I am still expressing creativity, even mass producing!

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The pattern is too simple to write, but there are plenty very cheap patterns for sale on Etsy, so I won’t write one here (keep them in business!)

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I was flattered to my core when local charity shop asked if they could display some of my items, either as an exhibition or for sale. So all of the Ice Creams in the above photo are available for sale. Hopefully, as my Etsy shop takes off, I will put some there, too!

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Thanks for stopping by! If you enjoyed this post, I can recommend a couple others:

Blog thumbnail - DIY Crochet Doughnuts and cookies  Blog thumbnail - DIY Chrochet Succelent Garden  Blog thumbnail - DIY Fabric Vegetables

 

DIY Party Decoration – Wall Frames

Sometimes, the cheapest idea is the best idea. This little party decor was fast and easy and cheap. All you need is an A4 or A3 size colour paper and cut away! Stick the frame to your wall with some white tack or double sided tape – and ta-da – bring on the party!

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Here are my patterns, you are welcome to use them! All you really need is a quarter of the frame, and then flip-and-flap them around to complete the whole frame.

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For one party we were extra bit adventurous and put in some prints in them. : ) Looked great as a backdrop.

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But even without a photograph, these simple frames look great.

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If you are wondering why there is a TP roll on the table, let me explain – it is part of my party craft. You can find out what I did with that here.

Check out my other party decoration ideas here:

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Happy partying!