Monday, January 4, 2016

Christmas Tree Inspired by Pinterest Posters

My 2015 Christmas card

Dear people who pin, I'm a bit behind schedule doing this, now that everyone is pretty much done with Christmas for another year, but I just wanted to thank you for the inspiration! After checking out Pinterest and seeing a bunch of pictures of Christmas trees cobbled together from various objects, my favourites probably being the driftwood ones:, I decided to make a version of my own out of some of the books, picture frames, fabric and decorative little boxes I've collected.  

The one thing I had to buy (other than a couple of new can never have too many picture frames) was tiny Christmas lights, and I almost failed to find the right ones in time. However, by a great stroke of luck, we came across a fabulous little gift store at, of all places, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. It was called the Sandhill Nursery Garden Market, and has two locations: Burk's Falls and Huntsville. The lights are the Luca silver LED bundle - 125 lights. We loved them so much we bought a couple of 288 light bundles as well, which hang like twinkly rain in the studio.  So, thank-you Sandhill!

And now, Happy New Year! I wish everyone the very best for 2016!

Maybe I'll repost this next year before Christmas when the references might be more useful! In the meantime, call me if you need me to make a pretty picture out of something for you.

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