Monday, November 28, 2011

Jeweled Christmas Tree - Newest Christmas Creation

This past weekend I created a jewelry christmas tree.  My Sister has a couple of them and I have always wanted to make one.

After collecting costume jewelery for the past year and being gifted some, I created this for our Christmas Season.


You can see with the christmas lights off what the jewelery looks like glued on.


I had an 11 x 13 frame and we cut a piece of plywood to fit into the back.  I covered the plywood with red felt stapling the edges.  Next drilled holes through both layers for the strand of lights. I sketched the outline of the tree on the back and drilled holes along the edges of the tree and holes also inside.

The strand of lights are pushed through the holes in the back-make sure the holes are big enough for the light to fit through, then tape any extra lights you don't use to the back.

I glued green marti gras beads for the outline of the tree and then glued all my jewelry pieces down.

My sisters trees are actually fuller with jewels but I still could add more later if I wanted too, but I really like it the way it turned out.

Merry Crafting!!!


I'm linking with a new blogging party for me this week--http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/- Tuesday To Do Party and http://suelovescherries.blogspot.com/ for Rednesday.
http://letbirdzfly.blogspot.com/ for Exodus 35 Creativity Party









Ann



17 comments:

~~Carol~~ said...

Your jeweled tree is absolutely gorgeous, and I especially love that you added lights to it! I made one of these a couple of years ago, and I'm not happy at all with the results. I think I need to take it apart and start all over again!
Happy REDnesday,
Carol

Donene said...

These are gorgeous!Thanks so much!

The French Hutch said...

What a beautiful idea! I love your tree and think you did a great job. Nice tutorial too. It looks so pretty with the lights, all twinkling and sparkles.
Happy Rednesday..........

~Emily
The French Hutch

LV said...

Ann your head is just full of great ideas. I sold all my old costume jewelry and now I wish I had it back. I would never be able to do this tho.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

How fun! What a great way to show off all those pretties.

Genie said...

You are sososos creative.Your jewelry tree turning out to be stunning. Love all you did to make it so pretty. Bet Mr. Lion is going to have a really happy Christmas in his new home this year. It is so good to be at your blog again after such a long time. I have not been posting to my Buttons for Baga blog because I have been focusing on my photography. Because of Rednesday this week and all the wreaths I have been making for gifts, I saw your entry.Hope you are weill. I am still working but I getting tired of kids at 72. Maybe it is time to really retire. Hugs....Genie

Nicole Blean said...

This blog is so adorable and inspirational to me because I love the Wizard of Oz! Thanks so much for stopping by. I will visit again soon.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Brilliant! Simply brilliant! (I wish I were as "crafty" as you!)

A DAY WITHOUT SCARLET

A day without scarlet, they say,
Can color the soul ashen-grey;
For if there’s no red,
The soul feels half-dead,
And has no incentive to play.


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Red blossoms here, red buds here

Jori said...

Love it! I want to make one!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Very pretty! You did a great job. Love ya. Sis

Jann Olson said...

Hi, I have seen trees made from vintage jewelry and I love them. Don't think I've seen one that lights up. You did a great job. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment.

folkhaven said...

This is so beautiful!

Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog :-)

Deonsnider said...

To make the process simpler and to allow for matching designs, trio ring sets were invented. Through this invention, three wedding ring sets, which include the engagement ring, the original engagement ring, the men’s wedding band, and the women’s wedding band, would be created at the same time, and packaged together. This invention meant that the designs would always match, and would be consistent in terms of diamond cut and quality.

Annesphamily said...

Oh Ann I knew I had to stop here today! My aunt made one of these years ago! I believe my sis still has it as she inherited their home. I must get my hubby busy to help me try this! I think this is sweet as can be! Love and Blessings to you today ANne

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Hi Ann, Merry Christmas to you! great job on your framed tree with the jewelry, I have a very old one from the 1970's, TTMF, I remember when they were a hit back then! Hugs and love sent your way, Marilou

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I love it , I have never seen this done before !

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