December 12, 2009

Sweet Little Sparkly Tree

Greetings Friends~ ~ ~

I love Christmas and decorating the house and baking cookies and wrapping gifts, well you get the idea. I'm sure that many of you are right there with me. I would like to share our little tree in the sun room with you today. It's actually about 4.5 feet tall so it's not really tiny. We also have a bigger tree in the living room that I'll share later.

You can find many different "words" to hang around your house. Wish, hope, believe, joy to name a few. Some in wood and some in plastic. I wanted to do a tree with the word SING. Seems appropriate to me for the holidays as I have music on most of the time. I covered plastic letters with music using Mod Podge and I'm thrilled at the way they look.

I hung them diagonally on the tree as well as a string of silver glitter stars and a gold glitter rope.

The rope ends by the G and just swirls around behind it by a sweet little nest.

I continued the swirl effect with the glass balls on top of the tree.
I used 4 colors teal, green, purple and blue.

This picture above was taken with a flash. The pictures at the beginning were taken without flash to get that sparkly look with the lights. I've been doing a little experimenting with my camera trying to get better shots.

This above picture is also with a flash but you can see the glass ball swirly cascade on top of the tree better here.

Before the sun went down. Late afternoon sun. The tree sits on my
project table in the corner of the sun room.
I set it toward the back so that I can still work at the table
and wrapped a lace tablecloth around the base.

This is a great shot of the top. I was really at a loss as to what I was going to do with this tree. I wanted to go with decorations I already had. The only new things on the tree are the SING. I strung the glass balls on a long piece of florist wire. I actually used two pieces. The first wire has 11 balls strung on it the one on the tippy top has 5 balls. I just bent the ends of the wire over and wrapped it around a tree branch at each end. Then released the tension and let the balls drape over the branches. Reminds me of a waterfall. Than I stuck 2 glittery gold branches into the top. More branches would be better but I only had two.
Simple but effective. Try it and let me know how you like it.

Can you see the nest among the branches?

I had so much fun with this and I am excited to see all of your trees.
Please share.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~


Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Ahrisha...your tree is gorgeous! I would have never thought to string the ornaments on wire like that...what a beautiful look! The swirly spiral at the top is realllly pretty! What a neat way to use the letters! Love it! :-) Don't tell anyone but I still don't have my trees decorated...they're about half done. Shhhh. ;-)

niartist said...

Ahrisha, I love it! I particularly love the letters covered in sheet music! :) I have been thinking about getting a tabletop tree for the sunroom - but I haven't gone any further than thinking about it! LOL! I'm so super busy these days I'm surprised I've found time to think! This is lovely - thank you so much for sharing with us!

Karin said...

Your tree is beautiful!

Sue said...

What a clever use of letters for your tree- I may have to borrow this idea for next year! The tree is quite sweet. Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you'll be back again some time.
:-) Sue

Lenore said...

Wow, Ahrisha, you did a fantastic job on your tree and the photos were great also.
Love the "sing" on the tree and the way you put it all together....great job!
Christmas blessings to you and your family.