21 December 2012

Trees and Ornaments

Happy Friday!

Yesterday, we went to the Columbus Circle Holiday Market.

It's a fun respite after a walk through Central Park.

Also, the market is just across the Shops at Columbus Circle.

At the market, you'll find many handmade items 
that make great gifts.

As with most of the markets I've visited, I sought out the stalls selling Christmas ornaments. Won't it be TADA! if I said, "I got these angels in London" or "I found these silver ones in New York" if anyone asked? Heehee.

Here are the ornaments that I added to my collection this year. I think they're enough to spruce up a small tree.

Then I saw these not so conventional trees that maybe we can use as inspiration for some easy DIY:

I found this at West Elm. I like it because it's simple, natural and doesn't take up much space. I think we can recreate it with scrap wood glued together to form a tree. Add small nails at the tips to hang ornaments!

Here's another tree also from West Elm. It's a table top tree that can be placed in the foyer, mantle or a desk. The tree is covered all over with recycled paper...an easy blah to TADA! project that can be made using twigs, an old pot and some cement. To finish, cover everything with paper from an old book using Mod Podge. Then add tiny ornaments.

Here's a laser cut tree with dowels where one can hang the ornaments. It was on display at Chelsea Market. I think we can make our own version with cardboard cut-outs. Make 4-6 cardboard cut-outs of a tree {drawn free hand}. Glue the layers together to make a thicker tree. Finish with several coats of paint. Use hooks to hang the ornaments or make something similar to the picture with wooden sticks or skewers.

Have a thrilling weekend!

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