Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Tree Decorations......

Last November at the Ringwood show, I did some tree decorations. I used the triangle boxes to do 12 days of christmas on my tree instead of an advent calendar for my two boys. They said they were too old for that sort of stuff!!!!! Teenagers! So when I put the 12 days of christmas boxes on the tree, they kept asking what was in them! Our tree normally goes up around the 5th December for some reason, so for days they kept asking what was in the boxes. I said I thought you said you were too old for tree gifts! Hee hee

My two boys only have sweets on a saturday, as they have never had particularly good teeth, so to get sweets for 12 days in a row was indeed a real treat. The last box on christmas morning, had two memory sticks in them! They couldn't work out what they were for, as they said XBOX on them and they didn't have an XBox............

At the back of the tree was a big box for both of them.....................With an XBox inside. (No! it wasn't a big triangle box made by me! I should have thought of that one..)

So last weekend when we were discussing where the tree was going, my two teenagers asked Are we having the 12 days of christmas boxes on the tree this year!!!! Ha Ha

This one using a whole sheet of A4 cardstock, Real red. The toppers are the same in the card candy from the Spotlight on christmas stamp class this week.

This uses half a sheet of A4 Cardstock, its a mini ME! Again using some card candy on the front.

This is also a whole sheet of Brocade Blue, the stamps are from the perfect presents stamp set. Cute snowman! He was glittered using the two way glue pen and dazzing diamonds glitter.

This is half a sheet of A4 cut lengthways, the brocade blue cardstock was inked all over with the bold snowflake wheel. I also used the wheel on some whisper white, cut out one of the snowflakes and added it to the image with a clear rhinestone brad.

The snowmen are from the Tags for All stamp set.

You can find the instructions for the christmas baubles on Fresh & Fun blog on the right hand side. She has a video on the double bauble. You will need 2 x 3" squares and 2 x 2" squares, each cut into 1/2" strips. The hat pins and beads are from the pretties kit.
Thanks for looking,


Janette said...

Lovely decorations....only YOU would cut out the snowflake...LOL !!!
Janette x

Emma said...

Maybe they're expecting another big present again this year! LOL!! Kids hey!?
Love the decs x

Terry Molineux said...


Love this you have directions for the triangle boxes??? PLease....!

Momiji said...

how lovely! never too old for surprises!

Fiorella said...

How nice!!! Thanks a lot for the suggestions