Monday, December 6, 2010

Jute Christmas Trees

Hey all! I'm always looking for fun new ways to bring texture into my home. And as we all know.....what better way to do it than using JUTE! Am I right??
First off. Its cheap.
Second off. You get a lot of it.
Third off. Its soooo so easy to use and has tons of decorative uses.
I can keep going.....
and fourth off...
Just kidding ☺
I'm not done yet ☺ And fifth off...it makes super cute christmas trees!

It started off like this:
A couple...or three....floral cone styrofoam thingies
and some Jute!
After trial and error, I decided that the best way to go was starting from the bottom and going up or else some of the jute will fall over on itself. I just taped the bottom layer, or single strand, of jute to the base to secure it and just left it there. See...you can't even tell its there, huh?

Then I just kept going up and up and up....and a few hours into the movie later.....lol. JK. ☺ It maybe took like 10-15 minutes each....I was done!
The top isn't a point, its more like someone cut it off (how rude)....so I just went round and round with the jute 'til I got to the middle.....

Then put a good dab of this good ol'stuff on it and it stayed! and a few hours later.... its super hard so it'll never go out of place ☺ Ingenious this stuff is...I swear. You can use it on everything and anything. I made my jute balls with it too☺
And a few decorative....and festive....touches later!
A super easy centerpiece for any table!
The prettiness underneath it is just a frame with some fabric in it.
So simple...yet so elegant.
And thrifty and chic ☺

They are now sittin' fireside in my living room. *sigh* 


Alicia

17 comments:

  1. Those look great. I love using jute, too. Love the centerpiece you created with them.

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  2. Hi Alicia! These are super cute - I love the natural texture of the jute. They look cute displayed on your tray. Visiting from CG - Happy Holidays ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  3. Love it! I've been trying to think of what to add to my nativity scene, and now I'm thinking it might be jute trees!

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  4. Those are fantastic!! I love jute!! :)

    I love the way you arranged them too!

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  5. Oh my cuteness! I love these! :)

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  6. I have used a lot of jute recently. I love the added texture. Trees look great.

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  7. These are so cute! What a great holiday project!

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  8. What a great idea. I am going to try my hand at this and see how it goes. Thanks for posting such great diy ideas!

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  9. Those trees are darling! I love the simplicity of jute! Nice job!

    Happy Holidays!
    Michelle

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  10. Love us some jute!

    These are adorable.

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  11. I love the jute although I must say it was very hard for me to find in Boston. Anyway, I decided to use beads instead and featured your blog on Moon Walk. Thanks for the inspiration! Check it out and follow my blog at: www.ashlymoonwalk.blogspot.com

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    1. Boston, here. Not a lot of hardware/Dollar Tree places in this metropolis is there? What's with that??? But seriously, any hardware store should have balls of jute. Maybe even Stop n Shop or the like. Dollar Tree definitely. Wal-mart, probably, but in the paint section?
      For a metro of 8+ million, you would think there would be more franchise stores! I moved up here from the south, and I do miss a Dollar Tree/Dollar General/Family Dollar on every corner. Here, it's Dunkin' Donuts! Sometimes they're across the street from each other! Strange place, this. lol!

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  12. Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) This will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/25-christmas-tree-crafts/

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  13. I love these! Thanks for the inspirations, I'm going to make some for my Christmas decor this year :)

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  14. Simples e interessante a ideias.
    Adorei!
    Bj♥s

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  15. Love your blog and this project - so pretty! Just wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup of jute craft projects here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

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