Don’t you hate it when you have a creative new idea or something unique you’ve always done for years, and then that idea shows up on Pinterest or in Martha Steward Living or everywhere????? Well, that was exactly the case with this: a Christmas tree made out of jewelry.
This tree was made by my grandfather almost 40 years ago. It has always been one of my most prized Christmas decorations, so imagine my surprise (and slight annoyance!!) when similar artwork started popping up on Pinterest. However, I was also grateful to see Pinterest’s take on it because I got some new ideas based on my old classic.
I decided to make smaller versions for other seasons: A fall pumpkin, a Christmas ornament, a winter snowball, an Easter egg, and summer flowers.
They were surprisingly easy to make. First I collected all kinds of sparkly stickers and stick-on jewels from the craft store. (Vintage jewelry like my grandfather used way back when it wasn’t vintage was just too expensive for this project.) Then I cut out the shapes I wanted out of tagboard to make stencils and put them over some card stock that would be my backgrounds. Simple shapes work best. Then I just filled in the shapes with the stickers and jewels. Make sure you have a really pretty frame for your new work of art for all seasons!