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.
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.
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