The woman’s Christmas Brunch at church is coming up and I was asked to create centerpieces for the event. Pinterest wins again: I found cone trees and I thought they would be easy and inexpensive to make. Heather, Joyce, and I got together one day a couple of weeks ago and started brainstorming ideas.
I started with a stack of lime green upholstery fabric scraps I had in my stash. I had no plans to use them for my home decor projects, so they could become trees. Shopping at Hob Lob, we decided on the color scheme of lime, turquoise, and bright pink. Each table will have three trees, one each of small, medium, and large.
It was fun choosing coordinating fabrics and brainstorming trimming ideas. They had to be inexpensive, but otherwise, any idea was a possibility.
Then we spent three long days cutting, gluing…
and trimming 36 poster board trees.
I’ll post an update after the event in December.
I hosted my first-ever Pinterest Craft Day this afternoon.
The idea for this came from my friend Kathy, who wondered when we could get together to do some of these crafts that so many of us pin on our Pinterest boards, but never get around do actually doing. I thought getting together was an excellent idea – so I chose a date and time and sent out invites to friends who might be interested. Greta chose this simple craft for our first meeting, and I wrote up a supplies list.
Four of us met this afternoon to create our 3D paper cuts. Kathy and I chose to do apples, Heather did pears, and Greta did Easter eggs! I think they all turned out very nice.
It may be hard to see in the photos, but each piece of fruit (or egg) is 3-dimensional. Each is made up of two identical paper shapes stacked together, then folded and stitched down the center. The top layer is then fanned outward to create dimension. The stem/leaf part is painted on. Heather and Greta weren’t able to add the details because they were late in starting: Greta worked late and Heather had to take a little one to the doctor for ears.
An afternoon spent making 48 heart pop-up cards for the Sunday School children to decorate and send as encouragement. A peaceful activity for a gloomy, rainy day.