Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree.....

...Oh Christmas tree!

You've watched the journey of the little Christmas tree and I'm really thrilled with the way it turned out.  My only wish was that I was or knew a professional photographer because my camera didn't do this gorgeous tree the justice it deserves.  Regardless, my hope for this tree was to share with everyone what is possible.  Not only was the tree and all the decorations purchased at the dollar store but I truly believe that each and everyone of you can now create something wonderful using the simple techniques I have shown.  Remember, it's not what you's what you do with what you have!

Last year I decorated a 3 1/2 foot Christmas tree complete with decorations and lights.  It was donated by me, to a church to raise funds for necessary renovations.  I was so thrilled to receive a letter by the individual who asked me if I would be so kind to donate something, saying that they had graciously raised over $500. on my tree alone.  Apparently, there was a very generous lady who loved my tree and who was watching the bidding and saw how much interest it was receiving.  She not only placed a $250. bid on the tree to win it, but put it back up for auction to which it received another final bid of over $250.  You can't imagine how happy I was to learn this.  It was for an awesome and well deserved cause.  I truly believe that if you have a talent, it should be shared.  The gift of giving!!

I was recently asked to donate something to be auctioned off this Friday for a local Hospice.  They didn't have to ask me twice as my Aunt who passed away only months ago used this same Hospice until she passed.  I am happy to be able to offer this beautifully decorated tree in hopes that it will raise some much needed funds.  The timing was perfect.  I was decorating my little tree and they needed something rather quickly ...worked out beautifully!

It's gone from this....

To this!

I want to thank each and everyone of you for commenting and watching the journey of my little tree.  I hope that I have inspired you.  I will be sharing many more creations over the next few months so if you are interested in some of the different techniques I have learned over the last 25 years, I'd love to share them with you.

Want to see some other amazing inspiration, you should make a point of visiting Julia at the Stamping Ground.  It is a weekly jaunt around the globe where you can peek into the creative worlds of many.  Something that you won't be sorry you did!

Wherever you are in your day, I hope you are enjoying it
Wishing you many wonderful creations!



  1. What a wonderful work of art you've created! The tree is unrecognisable from the bare bit of greenery you first showed us. I hope it raises loads and loads of money. We practised 'O Christmas Tree' at Band last night. I shall think of you when we next play it!
    Hugs, LLJ #43 xx

  2. Oh I'm just loving that little tree! I have a small tree too that I've never been happy with.... I think it's about to get a makeover!! Great giveaway too, very generous!

    Brenda 84

  3. Oh what a lovely story about your previous tree and this tree is just WOW!!!!!! sooo lovely! Just looked back to see the various stages of creation, it's hard to believe how much you have added to that little tree! Thanks for sharing the little tree's journey to perfection. x

  4. What a lovely destination for this beautiful little tree. Fingers crossed it raises loads.

    Toni xx

  5. i have really enjoyed watching the journey of your little tree to its present beauty. Thank you so much for sharing this with us all.

  6. That is such a pretty tree even Hubby likes it!! That is a HUGE honour young Lady!! Oops Elf! I hope it makes lots of money for the Hospice!

  7. WOW!! Great Post Elf woman - just love your tree stories...the Hospice will be over the moon. Bless your generous spirit. And for the Give Away too - very generous of you.

  8. This little tree is so beautiful! Such a huge transformation from the original plain little tree! Thank you so much for posting the all the steps along the way! Maybe one day I will try one too!
    xoxo Karen

  9. How lovely of you to give so generously and now again with such a gorgeous little tree all bedecked in glorious colour - I am sure the hospice will be over the moon when they see it!!

  10. love the tree, hun, excellent gift for someone!!

    happy Woyww
    lou #63

  11. Your little tree is gorgeous! I have a little decorated tree that used to belong to my mother and it is one of my favourite Christmas things. It even goes on holiday with us.
    Hope this little tree raise a lot of money for Hospice.
    Happy WOYWW

  12. Wowzer I am just catching up as I have been MIA for a few days with my little grandson. Your tree has turned out absolutely gorgeous I just L-O-V-E love it!! You have inspired me to visit our Poundland shops in the hope I can get some bargains similiar to yours in your dollar shop. Thanks so much for all your tutorials and for sharing - well worth the journey xxxx

  13. Wow, what a transformation! That tree looks gorgeous now. And what a nice idea to donate it for a fundraiser. Someone very happy will be the new owner of this beautifully decorated tree.

  14. I really love this tree ... it screams Happy Christmas bright and jolly traditional yet perfect for now.Gorgeous. xx


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