Let the Christmas crafts commence- Ornament trees

I haven't done anything original in awhile, so it's about time.  I thought of doing something like this last year, but was too sick/busy finishing this to make it happen.  So this year, when I saw these mini ornaments at Walmart, I decided it was time.

They were about $3.50 each.  Not bad, but I'm going to check out the dollar store (that was my original plan, but by the time I got out last night, it was closed) next time.  I started by hot gluing some ornaments in a ring about 6-7 inches in diameter.  Then I just kept building up, ring on ring, leaving the middle empty so I could get maximum tree out of the ornaments I had.
See?  It's hollow.
I like it.  It's going to be perfect on the mantle in a week or so, with Christmas lights all around it and reflected by it.  Mmmmm.  I'm going to make a few more, I think, in different metallics.  It's about a foot tall, but I might put it up on a candle stick or something.. 
Here's to the beginning of Christmas crafting!


Julie said...

That's really pretty! I can't wait to start making Christmas crafts!


Trish and Bonnie @ Uncommon said...

So pretty! I would love for you to share this at our Home for the Holidays link party!


Amy said...

Oooohh!! Pretty! I might just have to make one of these myself. I like that it's hollow. You could stick a tea light in the bottom and see if it'll glow or something! I just bought a ton of ornaments at the Dollar Tree. Just can't beat it!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, All In A Day, and for your sweet words about my burlap Christmas pillow! Have an awesome weekend! xoxo

Ashlee said...

Nice! I found you from Tatortots and Jello