22 November 2011

Trees... Well sorta!

Well hello, I hope your weekend was great. Mine went quite well. Just finishing up the dining room makeover. A few little things to be done then I will reveal it!

But.. I have an awesome project for everyone. My mom helped on this one again, I really do admire her creativity. We compliment each other quite well when it comes to decorating.

So, I know you have all seen these, they are called Teardrop Swags:



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Do you see where my mind is going?  How it works. What if you flipped it over, what does it look like?  A tree right.

Ok, here's the back store. I told you about these great urn vases I got from Lowe's back when I showed you my front porch makeover.  I have been looking for "trees" to fill those for winter, after the mums kicked the bucket.

I've looked every where, I mean all over the place. I didn't want to spend a ton because they are going outside and half of everything out there ends up behind my neighbors house, I have crazy wind issues. :) Anyway, I was in Ac Moore a couple nights ago looking for trees. I didn't see any. But my mom spotted these:

And then she flipped it upside down and fluffed it up a bit. I was like yes that's what I was looking for. AND they were 8.99, 8.99 people. Compared to skimpy trees at like $30 and up. One problem, how is it going to stand up? Because the ends look like this:



Enter hubby... and a block of wood and a drill bit...


I stuck it in the hole and it stood up.


I also buried them a bit in the dirt in the urn's. Just so they don't fall over or blow away. So here you go!


Here is both of them on the porch...
 Just a touch of fall, just for a few more days... Then...

What do you think?  Let me know?  Also remember to link back to me if you decide to do this project and share, I would really appreciate it!

Thanks!!


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4 comments:

Kammy Wielenga said...

So smart!!!! I love them! :)

Jamie said...

Those look fabulous. Love the idea of using a block to make them stand up.
I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.
Jamie
http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

Shelly @A Creative Space said...

I love it, love it, love it!! What a great mom you have to help you "see" these. $8.99? Awesome.

Tina said...

What a great idea! I think I will be heading to my local AC Moores today!

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