Sunday, October 30, 2011

Christmas trees......

Hi Everyone!  I hope you are having a great weekend!  I'm busy getting ready for another craft fair.  I wanted to share with you the trees that I made and decorated for the last two craft fairs.  My uncle Bill gave me a stack of spindles that the local lumber yard had thrown out because they had gotten wet and their customer wouldn't accept them but worked just great for this project.  When my nephew was here this summer he helped me cut the spindles in half and make a base for them.  And then we drilled a hole in the top for the tree.  My mom helped me by painting the bases of them.
And here they are with their lights and decorations.  I left some of them plain.  And decorated the rest.

 I took 12 of them to the craft fair in September and came home with three of them.  And I took 21 of them to this last craft fair and came home with 6.  So I think I did very well.  I sold all of the plain ones at both fairs, so I think I'll have to take some more plain trees to the next craft fair in a couple of weeks.

Not all of the trees have spindle bases.  Some of them have a wooden base that I wrapped in fabric or burlap depending on what was on the tree.  I decorated them with the wooden ornaments, some rusty bells, snow flakes, cloth angels and pip berry garlands.  I've already had Mom working on painting more bases for me so I'll be taking them to the next craft fair on November 12th.  This will be last craft fair of the year.  Speaking of which, I need to get back to work and finish some project for this next fair or else there won't be much in my booth.  Have a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by.


  1. I think those are adorable! Perfect for an elderly person or the "bah humbug" person who doesn't want the whole tree! What did you use for the tree? (I'm thinking an old tree's leftovers?)

  2. Hello, these are so adorable!! Did you use the small trees you buy at craft stores, or are they recycled from an old Christmas tree? Thanks for sharing!!