Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Holiday Card Tree

  Candy garland and Christmas cards!  This is what was on my mind all evening one night as I attempted to make a recycled holiday card "tree."  (Full disclosure: it started out as a wreath and looked completely hideous so it was 'down-cycled' to the tree).  I'm only posting this endeavor because it cost me an entire night night of my life.  A night I will never get back.  Ever, ever.  Ever.  I would like to jump up and down and encourage you all to try this at home.  But don't.  It's time consuming with a low yield outcome.  It was tedious to cut those darned old cards into holly shaped leafs.  You need an entire phone book's worth to make a good tree.  The below shows the fruits of my effort after many glasses of wine.  And cuts of the holly tree.  And curses and retry's and rethinking on how to do this thing.  This is what I ended up with.  Don't judge.  Ok. You can judge.  But keep your thoughts to yourself! 

(There it is...notice how I slyly introduced it after a few 'filler' photos.)

I found the ribbon candy that my Pipa table reminds me of! 

And the side view...this is where you really see the truth.  I would have needed thousands more cut outs to make this baby look spectacular and I just didn't have enough patience (or enough wine) to put the effort into it!
I recommend you check out good ole Emily Clark's paper tree on her blog.  She's got the right idea! 
Check out other seasonal posts on Vivid Hue here and here
And the Vivid Hue iVillage Peacock Tree


Other links to Vivid Hue Christmas:
Holiday Trees
Sunroom at Christmas
Meaningful tree in Living Room

Gift Wrapping Traditions
Christmas Antlers
Holiday Card Tree and Sunroom Photos
Christmas Table Decorations



Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Haha, I have a similar recycled card project that I wrote about a year ago. Can you believe that I have not done it yet? Now, I must. This looks great.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

A fun read. I needed that this morning. By the Way, I adore your card it's uniqueness!!!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I think it looks pretty damn good. Buy OMG that would take forever. Cheers to you for sticking it out!

Unknown said...

Hi Heather! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm now a new follower of yours as well. Love the idea of a paper card tree. You did a great job!


Unknown said...

I know it took all night, but it does look fabulous! I love the candy garlands..are those covered ping pong balls? You're amazingly creative and so colorful- I love that about you! Happy Holidays Heather!
xo Nancy

StagerLinda said...

I love your paper tree! Such patience, girl~~! It is colorful, cute, flirty and fun.