Saturday, December 4, 2010

A Berry Easy Tree

This cute little tree is another project that is super cheap and easy.  I made it this weekend after falling in love with the one Nicolette made at momnivore's dilemma.  It took me a little longer than I thought it would, but I love the way it turned out. 

Nicolette made this beautiful silver and white tree that inspired me to make my own red version.

I didnt have the cool trees that Nicolette used so I ran down to JoAnns and grabbed a standard styrofoam cone(2.49)  I also picked up 6 bunches of large red berries(on sale for .39), 4 bunches of small red berries(on sale for .27), and 4 bunches of small white berries(also .27), and a white star for the top(on sale for .39).

Nicolette used hot glue , but since I was using styrofoam and was running low on glue sticks, I just snipped the berries off the stem with their wire still attached and stuck them in.

I started out with a nice, neat little pattern in mind.  Somewhere around my fourth cup of coffee, I got very lost  and just started slapping them on. But that is part of the beauty of this project.  It still came out great!

You can see some of the styrofoam in between the berries but I thought that since I was using red and white berries, the white of the styrofoam just kinda matched.

Thanks to Nicolette for the inspiration...check out momnivore's dilemma...lots of great ideas.