O’ Christmas Tree

O’ Christmas Tree

Woo!  Finally we have our tree finished!  I hope you all are able to sit around and enjoy the lights of your tree.  I’m planning on doing that during this arctic front that’s came blowing in.  Brrrrr!!!  It’s stay inside, drink hot cocoa, craft, and watch movies kinda weather.  Revyn’s over here hoping school will be delayed, and Bracken’s up at college enjoying some snow.  Lucky him.  However, we are kinda jealous and wish we could see snow as well.

Anyway, let me show you how our tree looks this year.  I went with a rustic glam neutral type tree this year.


Why yes, that is cotton on our tree.  I like the country rustic feel it has in contrast with the bright light sparkly glam of Christmas.  Where did we get all that cotton you ask?  Well, it was a cotton party on rainy day.


Yep, we picked it in the cooler wet rain one afternoon, and just pulled it up as the whole plant.  Once it dried out I did some trimming to take all the leaves off.  As we picked, Revyn spent her time in the pickup bed like this, looking gorgeous.


Now let me show you the burlap ribbon we used.


Isn’t that awesome.  I took burlap ribbon I bought at Hobby Lobby and some stamps to create it.  Well, I bought the stuff and someone else did the labor.  Here is my fantastic assistant elf hard at work.


She did an amazing job.  It was easy, but it did take some time doing 4 rolls of this burlap ribbon.  Talk about achy hands.  Good thing this chic has some patience!  Here is a close up of our tree so you can see the cotton also.


While Bracken was here over Thanksgiving, he was telling us how he needed a tree in his apartment for these last two weeks.  We thought about it, and tried to come up with something that didn’t require lots of stuff for him to have to store.  We remembered a huge tree we saw at Chapel Market from Southern Accents Architectural and wondered if we could scale it down.  So we went through the junk we collect and came up with this.


It’s a spindle Christmas Tree from all the spindles we have collected.  G just drilled holes in the center, thread a metal rod through it, and spaced them out with pieces of copper tubing.  The best thing about this tree is that Bracken can turn all the spindles one way and lay it flat under his bed for storage.  I love the different textures and colors.  I now want G to build us one for here at home.

I hope you are enjoying relaxing by your tree, and soaking in some Christmas fun.  I wish I could visit each one of y’all and see your tree.  So send me an email so I can see what’s decorating your house this Christmas season.

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25 Responses »

    • I was that way to when I was gazing at cotton fields on a road trip one weekend. For some reason they really struck me that day, and the tree idea was born! Thanks for stopping by.

    • I love how it turned out. I had to start collecting more when I knew I wanted to make one. Send me a pic when you get yours done. I’d love the see it.

  1. Oh my, Shannon. This tree is fantastic! I’m not very crafty or good with my hands at all but you’ve inspired me. Found you at Krafty Inspiration – thanks so much for the beautiful imagery first thing in the morning!

    • You are so sweet. You can do it! The tree went together easy. Just pick you a theme and colors and go with it. I have no method to it, I just start going and just takes shape. I love to sit in here in the living room and just enjoy it.

    • Thank you. A speciality store downtown here had it one of their trees. They had tons of gorgeous trees in their shops and this caught my attention because I already had the cotton. I have a large and tree and couldn’t afford the amount I would need, so I just decided to DIY it. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment.

    • So glad you get the farmer/country tie as well. I love pulling that in whenever I can. Cotton is just awesome with it’s rustic and puffy white characteristics. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Thanks for checking them out. I really like how the spindle on turned out as well. Our son really enjoyed at college, plus it’s easy for him to store in his apartment for next year.

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