Sunday, November 13, 2011

Deck the Halls Sunday!

Hello Everyone,
It is that time of year again...time to turn our crafting to Christmas decor and gift!

This is a very creative time of year and I thought I might give us an opportunity to share what we are creating for holiday season. Today I am beginning Deck The Halls Sundays blog hop that will continue until Christmas with a new "how to" video on bleaching and dyeing your own bottle brush trees.

Bleaching and Dyeing Bottle Brush Christmas Trees
Next week I will have some ornaments created using some of the trees I have bleached and dyed. Also, I recently found a beautiful Vintage feather style tree, and you will see me start from scratch to create ornaments and decorations to fill it up! Yay!

Next week I will post Saturday evening for Sundays so we can get an early start. So if you would like to join in with any posts sharing home made Christmas decorations or gifts, then stop by and link up (today if you are ready as I will keep toady's open all week) next Saturday and Sunday.

Happy Holiday Crafting!
Hugs,
Terri

32 comments:

Jan said...

GREAT IDEA Terri.....you are so clever! I'll be tuning in to see the procedure and share in the excitement!

Fa-la-la-la-la.........lalalala

Lynn said...

This is so funny, I just posted a tutorial for Christmas, then I came to visit and you have one too, so I am linking up :)
I would never have thought of bleaching green trees like that and I do have some that I want white, so thank you for this video, love it !

Jan said...

I watched the video and now, like everyone who see this, will be headed to the store to find those sweet trees and wreaths! SPLENDID, Terri. And easy-peasy.
THANK YOU. Off I go.........

Marlynn said...

Oh my, how dangerous could I be with bleach! Hmmmmm, maybe, maybe. Love those little trees! Hugs, still sorting and cleaning and almost done!

Suz said...

Terri,
What a neat idea. I am at a conference with my husband and have a room full of craft materials (well, a bag full) so hopefully I can whip some things up, if not for this week, for next week. I also am decorating a little tree (from Tilda). Now I don't feel badly that I left my new teacups at home!!!
Hugs,
Suz

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

This sounds FUN! I've just been putting some glitter on my brush bottle trees. So much better!
Deb

Linda said...

Like this idea very much. I'm going to try it this week. Thanks for the tutorial and I will stay tuned for the ones to come. Always fun to have new ideas.

Claudia said...

Thanks for the tutorial, Terri! What a wonderful gift!

xo
Claudia

Createology said...

How wonderful of you to show us the way and help with great ideas. Time is short and with so much to get done it is easy to feel overwhelmed during this season. Thank you for sharing your creative talents my dear...

Micupoftea~ said...

What a unique idea! TFS, Terri! Yup, I am making snowmen from socks and cute fabric wallets. Hope to post them soon. Have a great week :)
shawn

Dorthe said...

Terri ,thankyou for the great tutorial, I can`t wait to see all you will teach us- in the coming weeks.
Hugs,Dorthe

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Terri,
This will be so much fun!
I love the look of bleached bottle brush trees, I've been bleaching mine for a while too!
Thanks for the opportunity to share my White Christmas decorations.
enJOY a Merry week,
Kimberly

Lady Jane said...

I like this idea also. I want a white Christmas tree for a mini scene. I will have to go to Michaels this week and get some trees. Thanks. LJ

Maminka Girl - Loribeth Robare said...

I am definitely going to try this. I just love your videos. You are such a natural and should be on TV! Thanks so much for your kind words about my new dolls. It's so nice to have encouraging words. Enjoy the start of the holiday season. xxoo Loribeth

khess136 said...

Thank you so much for sharing this technique, Terri. I've been bleaching my trees but never thought to use Glimmer Mist for coloring them. I also love the idea of adding glitter! Thank you, generous friend!
xoxo
Karen

A Scrap-a-Teeny Girl said...

OMG! Who would've thought! (You of course!) this is so fantastic! I am getting the bleach out right now!
TFS!

Shelly Hickox said...

Terri, that is the most brilliant idea I've seen in ages!! I can't believe how easy it is and how fantastic and vintage they look. Wow!! Thanks so much for the tute!

I added a link for a little vintage Christmas ornament I made using a frame from the Michaels $1 dollar section. Can't wait to see what everyone shares next week! :-)

Wanda Lee said...

I can't wait to partake Terri! I shall happily join you next week with bells on!..,

I adore your helpful and fun ,DIY, CREATIVE VIDEO TUTORIALS AS WELL! SUCH GREAT IDEAS YOU HAVE.
..,(Ooops.., I hit that caps button and forgot to turn it off); no matter! Wink!


Hugs, Wanda Lee

Jann said...

You are amazing, Terri! Thank you for the tutorial--I will have to find some of these and try it out!

Wanda H said...

I think this is my first time on your blog... I came here from Shelly's blog (Stamptramp). Loved the video... I would never have thought about bleaching the trees... very cool!!!! Maybe I'll even make an ornament this week and enter your challenge. Thank you!!!

Elaine A said...

Terri -

THANK YOU! I have been looking for information on bottlebrush trees. This is perfect!

Elaine Allen

Marjanne said...

thank you so much for the nice workshop!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

oh thank you for the awesome tutorial!!!! Love it!

Linda M. said...

Hi Terri, Thanks for this tutorial. I can't wait to see the decorations you will make with these little trees. Linda

Pam said...

Just found your blog and absolutely love this video on bleaching the bottle brush trees. Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial. You are my new best blog!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Terri: You look so cute and you do such a good job at teaching. Love to watch! Hugs, Martha

Dezinaworld said...

Terri i absolutely love this tutorial and hope to find some of those mini trees here in the UK
thanks so much for making and sharing
hugs June x

Sara said...

The trees are to die for. Thanks so much for showing how easy it is!

Deb Neerman said...

What a fabulous project ... thanks for the inspiration!

Winnie said...

Wow...Love your trees! Thanks for sharing that technique! Can't wait to try it next year!!!

Peggy said...

Just stopping by to let you know I featured this project on my Christmas tree craft collection.
Please grab a featured button from my side bar when you get a chance. Thanks
http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/11/50-diy-christmas-tree-craft-ideas-collection.html

Pat said...

There is also a tutorial on how to make these little trees at home. It's not very hard to do and the tutorial shows how you can use yard as well as a twine material. Yarn makes for a very sweet fluffy tree.

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