Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Guest Post from Tanya at The Fruitful Home

Hello World!  Yes, I'm still Christmas decorating.  I'm just hoping I won't have to go buy anymore ornaments or lights.  One can hope.  So, today Tanya from The Fruitful Home will be sharing.  She's going to show us how to make a beaded Christmas tree.  Maybe, just maybe, I could make this one; being slightly craft challenged.  Anyhoo, let's welcome Tanya. 

How to Make a Beaded Christmas Tree

I think beaded Christmas trees are so sparkly and pretty.  Some of them look like they would be very hard to make.  I like crafts that are fairly easy to make, but still great to use for decoration.

First, you will need some red, beaded garland.  I bought one that was 10ft. long and had some leftover. 

You will also need a small, green, styrofoam cone, a pair of scissors, glue gun with glue sticks, some pretty red ribbon, and any embellishments you want to use.  I think it would be just as pretty without the embellishments. 

Heat up the glue gun and then start wrapping from the bottom, pulling tightly.  The hot glue will slightly melt the styrofoam so you will be able to push the beads in slightly.  You may want to use a Popsicle stick so you don't burn your fingers like I did!

Once you have the whole thing wrapped cut the garland and put a dab of glue on it.  Then cut your ribbon to fit the bottom of your tree, the middle, and the top.  For the very top of the tree cut a small piece of ribbon and glue on top.  I used a pretty sparkly snowflake button I had for the top.  I also used two more for the front of the tree.  Now you have a beaded Christmas tree!

Tanya blogs at The Fruitful Home (www.thefruitfulhome.com)


How cute is that?  Thank you Tanya for sharing your Beaded Christmas Tree.  I think I really should try this one.  

Anyhoo, please come back tomorrow.  I'll be sharing our Family Room Christmas Tree.  It's 10ft of sparkly fun.  Also, don't forget to enter the canvas print giveaway.  It will be open until tomorrow night at 6:00pm CST.  Click here to go straight to the giveaway.  Also, Make it Pretty Monday is still live.  Oooooh, let me tell you, the link ups so far have been amazing.  Click here to go the party.  Don't be a wallflower, jump right on in and party. 

Wishing all a beautiful evening and remember to be kind to one another!

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  1. I love your little beaded three and thank you for the tutorial! I'm popping over from Brenda's Tweak It Tuesday.
    be a sweetie,

  2. Oooh! Very cute tree! Love it! Thanks for sharing! I love Tanya and her blog! :)

  3. Amazing! Thanks for linking up at the Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Adorned From Above,
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye

  4. That is really a cute idea! Thanks for sharing at Transformed Tuesday! Hugs Peggy

  5. The tree is too cute! I'm going to have to make one with my girls.

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! Can't wait to see what you link up this evening!

  6. Kathryn and Tanya,
    This tree is so cute. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    Joye and Myrna @ The Busy Bee's
    Linda @ With A Blast