Tinfoil Tannenbaum

I wasn't kidding when I said we were going to get crazy with tinfoil! I love playing and stretching a theme for the creative juice. How many times have you looked at something and said, "oh nice," and moved on without letting it stir your creative pot?

Well, since this is a blog about creativity, I want to take you on that playful journey. The one where you ask: hmmm...how can I take that a step further?

We've been using aluminum foil to create all sorts of unexpected bling. You can catch those posts by *clicking here*

Our tree uses the same techniques, just varying the patterns with the foil. 

Remember this little tool? A crimper. It will do more than aluminum foil. You can find out more about it and get the tinfoil tutorial *here*

By just layering the patterns, pinching, and hot-gluing it onto your cone form, you will get this lovely silvery tree. I put a little bit of white fleece in there to look like snow.

Use wavy scissors to cut the foil for more tree-like texture.

I like making it 'bumpy' like a real tree.

Here she is, all silver and snow!

Time to put on the high heels and dress up for the Christmas party!

ooOOooohh ...  love that bling!    Pin It

Hmmm...I wonder:  who's she going out with?
Stay tuned for the mystery date!

Psst..."Tanny's" *Mystery Date Revealed HERE*

You can miniaturize the tinfoil tannenbaum to make 
a Frosty Forest of Ornaments!

Speaking of frosty, take dollar store jar candles and turn them into the cutest little jar candle snowmen ever!

Warm things up with Fabric Holiday Gift Bags. Check out:

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Unknown said...

SOOOO DARLING. I love the silver and white. Its so cute. winks, jen

Vanessa said...

Hi, Christina

I just love how your Christmas tree turned out. Enjoyed looking around too. By the way, thank you for the lovely comment you left about my Pine cones swag when I guest host over at Que Linda. I am a new follower too. Love for you to stop by www.homesweetbutterfly.com

Have a great week.


marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

this is great I'd love you to add it to my What We Wore and Made link party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous tree idea! A series of really small ones on the table would be totally stunning.

Thank-you so much for joining our Pin’Inspiration Party today. Your creativity is very much appreciated.

Happy follower, would love for you to pop by to grab a button.

Shannon Olson said...

THis is so pretty, I love it!!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

My gosh, this is absolutely adorable! I need to click further in this tinfoil deal, LOVE the look! And those little lights! Beautiful creation!

I shared this on FJI Facebook and pinned for SNS 112. :)



Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Oh how fun to share this quirky kind of Christmas joy!

Thanks for spreading the cheer, Donna!

{And for all the kind comments, Jen, Vanessa, Marissa, Adventures & Shannon!}

Unknown said...

This is fantastic - so creative!

Debbiedoos said...

Oh my gosh how stinking cute this is. What a neat idea..love the little lights too. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

Ruby Jean said...

So very pretty... and Unique for sure I have a new linky party and would love for you to share it here http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-2-and-highlights/

Ellen said...

love love love this one.
Merry Christmas

Sharon @CraftsnCoffee.com said...

Such a pretty topiary! Love the creativity, too. Thanks for the Christmas spirit. Sharon

Holly Lefevre said...

You are a wizard with the tinfoil. I need a crimper!

Unknown said...

Um, incredible. I would have never even thought to have made something like this. I just might have to get one of those crimpers.

Monsterscircus said...

So lovely idea, have never seen one like like that, it's so cool. Thank you for sharing and have a great day!

Tammy said...

Your darling little tree turned out just too cute! Thanks for sharing it with us :)