Christmas in July Party. Our living room doesn't have our Christmas tree in it so I needed something festive there. I did add lights to our two fake trees- which I might leave up forever now :p
So, before Thanksgiving even happened I went to Michael's and two other craft stores to find these trees. I looked online and wasn't finding exactly what I wanted! It's like Anthro bought every last one. The only ones I eventually could find were at Hobby Lobby- but they didn't have the cute snow bases. Just those cheap looking wooden circles. You know what I'm talking about. Also, I could only find medium to small trees. I wanted an 8'' one or something for my big jar. No luck. So, I improvised. I decided to take white felt to cover the hideous stands- and since I didn't have a tall tree, I decided to make a tall base out of cardboard and make a "mountain side" & set the tree on top. I even did it for my medium size jar so the trees wouldn't get covered up by the lid too much (pictured below). I really love this craft idea. And since I had most of everything already this entire project cost me about $4!
posted about some cute twine crafts. She had one that really stuck out to me and I was like, I'm doing this! Plus I had twine left over from B's third bday party (most of these leftovers were from that. ha.) So, I went to the craft store where I was going to get a big wooden letter to make it. But i realized the letters were $5-10 each for the size I wanted. Not worth it. So I thought for a moment.... I could easily make a letter. Here's what I did....
Easy! And cost me... $0!
Crafting on a budget. Happy Saving!